June 11th 2024

Mechatronics students successful at the Creativity Award 2024

Samuel Peer and Andreas Thöni won 3rd place at this year's MCI Creativity Award with "MediHub"

Promoting creativity, inventiveness, and entrepreneurial thinking is the aim of the annual MCI Creativity Award. Students from all fields of study can submit their innovative ideas in the profit and non-profit sector, which are evaluated by an independent jury of experts. Degree of innovation, customer benefit, market potential, and unique selling point are the evaluation criteria used by the jury to make their assessment.

Mechatronics students Samuel Peer and Andreas Thöni were able to assert themselves among a large number of submissions with their idea of a fully networked drug dispensing machine for intensive care medications, which are subject to a complex registration and reordering process, and achieved a place among the top three projects.

The MediHub aims to simplify the dispensing and reordering of certain medications, thereby not only saving clinics time and money, but also avoiding errors with often serious consequences. The planned system has a human-machine interface, RFID identification and is be able to synchronize automatically with the facilities' SAP system.

Not only was the jury impressed by the submission, but the Tirol Kliniken have also already expressed initial interest in the project. The Department of Mechatronics would like to congratulate the students on the award and, above all, on this innovative and outstanding idea.

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