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Akara Violet Robotic Infection Control System


Akara is a spin-out from one of Europe’s leading robotics labs at Trinity College Dublin. The founders collectively boast more than 40 years’ experience developing and deploying some of the most advanced robotic systems ever built to support front-line workers in the healthcare industry; last year one solution was featured on the cover of Time magazine, a first for a European company. Akara offers ‘Violet’, an AI-powered autonomous robot equipped with UV light – a scientifically proven germ-killer - for disinfection of hospitals, nursing homes and potentially endless other areas where harmful germs reside. ‘Violet’ has been extensively tested in real clinical settings resulting in: 3X more effective at killing germs; 2-4X less time to disinfect rooms than the current approach. Violet is the only UV robot designed to be safe for use around people; this overcomes fundamental limitations of state-of-the-art disinfection technology, which require rooms to be evacuated before and during use.


Net EU contribution
€ 2 450 688,63
The Digital Hub 10/13 Thomas St Usher S Island
D08 Px8h Dublin

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Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 050 295,12