UpSurgeOn is an Italian SME established in 2017, by Neurosurgeons for Neurosurgeons, with a focus on creating a educational platform composed by different educational apps, training and simulation devices actually in the Neurosurgical arena. We have 15 employees, including a combination of neurosurgeons, software developers, technicians and commercial people.
Neurological diseases are a global healthcare priority as they include a wide category of conditions from head injuries, strokes, infections, dementia, Parkinson’s disease and even headaches. These conditions affect more than 1 billion people in the world irrespectively of age, sex or income and have estimate mortality rates of 6.8 million people a year. As of 2004 the economic burden of these diseases in Europe was estimated to be €139 billion, a number which has risen over the years due to higher incidence rates. Even though these diseases have such a large impact on the global population and the economy, access to appropriate care is very difficult for most people.
In response to this challenge we have developed UpSurgeOn Academy, a series of educational apps, augmented reality simulator and anatomically accurate training devices with the objective of facilitating the learning curve for future neurosurgeons, decreasing time and cost of their studies. Our goal is to improve the accessibility of neurosurgical care worldwide, especially in less developed countries with fewer facilities by helping train more neurosurgeons. This solution will in turn boost the growth of our company, generating, by the fifth year after phase 2 execution, a turnover of €25.5 million, with €2.2 million in profits, 130 new people hired and a ROI of 2.67 per euro invested.
Fields of science
- medical and health sciencesclinical medicinesurgery
- medical and health sciencesbasic medicineneurologydementia
- medical and health sciencesbasic medicineneurologystroke
- medical and health sciencesbasic medicineneurologyparkinson
- natural sciencescomputer and information sciencessoftwaresoftware applicationssimulation software
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