SeamlessCARE Receives 2023 NovaUCD Spin-out of the Year Award
12th April 2023
The recipient of the 2023 NovaUCD Spin-out of the Year Award is seamlessCARE, a digital health start-up. seamlessCARE is focused on developing and rolling-out innovative assistive technologies to enhance communication and support the care of adults and children with complex needs such as autism, acquired brain injury, dementia, and intellectual disability.
The company was founded in 2021 by Dr Aviva Cohen, Ian Kennedy and Dr Çağrı Çubukçu as a spin-out from the UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. In the last year seamlessCARE launched Empathic its first app and API, which uses artificial intelligence to interpret the emotions being expressed by non-verbal individuals as they vocalise.
In addition the company secured €700,000 in seed funding from angel investor and former HSE chairman Dr Frank Dolphin and Enterprise Ireland, located at NovaUCD, grew the team to six people and established a branch in Turkey to facilitate the direct hire of development personnel.
On receiving the 2023 NovaUCD Spin-out of the Year Award, Dr Aviva Cohen, CEO and co-founder, seamlessCARE said,
“The team at NovaUCD has provided mentorship, guidance, training and a host of fantastic supports. We are grateful for their help and proud to receive this Award.”
Pictured (l-r): Ian Kennedy, Dr Aviva Cohen and Dr Çağrı Çubukçu, co-founders, seamlessCARE, recipient of the 2023 NovaUCD Spin-out of the Year Award.