On 31 January 2023, the startup PhosPrint P.C., spin-off from ICCS-NTUA, won the 3rd prize in the Startup Challenge competition held as part of the SPIE (International Society for Optics and Photonics) annual 2023 meeting in San Francisco, USA. Co-founder of PhosPrint is Professor Ioanna Zergioti, School of Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences of NTUA.
The Startup Challenge is aimed at start-up companies using photonics technologies in health, and award-winning companies are selected after two evaluation steps, including a pitch competition. PhosPrint was recognized for its novel laser bioprinting technology that repairs in vivo human tissue during surgery.
About 3000 companies participate in this conference and it is one of the largest scientific events in photonics.