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Brain training tools for better focus - using games and brainwaves to improve performance in children with ADHD


Cortechs is addressing an exponentially growing brain-based health challenge impacting over 2 billion people and 1 in 9 children worldwide: the inability to reach the basic cognitive skill levels needed to maintain the attention needed for school, work, home and life. Cortechs create data-driven, therapeutic games that improve attention levels in children. ADHD is expensive, it causes suffering and it impairs social and lifelong productivity for the child and their family. Each task a child partakes in needs their full attention to be performed successfully. While this statement may seem obvious, the reality is that current EU-wide approaches to treat these symptoms come at extortionate costs (trillions pa) to the European health and welfare systems with medication alone not tackling the core, cognitive skills affected in ADHD. Our intervention provides games which can be played using your brainwaves on smart devices. Progress data can be remotely assessed by specialist clinicians to prescribe and amend individual therapies on secure web dashboards. Cortechs neurofeedback platform and gaming delivery system is a highly innovative, consumer facing solution in the cognitive healthcare market for ADHD. Therapeutics in cognitive impairments (CI) is a high-volume market valued at €80 billion and will grow to €393 billion market by 2022. Our Cortechs enterprise platform (called Cerebrill) applies key evidence-based ADHD treatments in an end-to-end digital solution with access to easy-to-use, engaging smart brainwave games to improve their behaviours. The solution is device agnostic, cheaper and accessible anywhere with prescriptives remotely and securely controlled and moderated by clinicians. This proposal would enable Cerebrill to be speedily commercialised to enterprise alongside a regulatory clinical validation process so Cortechs can offer Cerebrill as a therapy for improving attention symptoms in the ADHD healthcare space within 24 months.

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Net EU contribution
€ 1 268 750,00
D24X D45 Dublin

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Total cost
€ 1 812 500,00