Industry Day

ISBI 2024 Industry Day

Αfter a terrific inaugural event at ISBI 2023, the Industry Day is back this year! It will bring outstanding companies in our field to present and discuss projects as well as products relevant to the ISBI community. There will also be a networking lunch where industry and academic researchers can exchange collaboration ideas, share experiences and speak on entrepreneurship and fresh opportunities in the industry. Finally, we will organize again a pitch competition with great prizes! We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Pitch Competition:
Guidelines and submission requirements for the pitch competition can be found at: Pitch Competition Call

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Industry Day | Monday 27 May 2024

9:00-10:30 Opening remarks
Putting imaging software in clinicians’ hands: The research to clinical practice pathway
Piotr Slomka, Cedar-Sinai LA
From research code to medical products: A medical device software development
Jared Vicory (Kitware)
Corsmed: The 10x MRI and the future of healthcare
Christos Xanthis, Corsmed AB
Wavelia microwave breast imaging: opportunities and challenges towards clinical adoption
Angie Fasoula, Wavelia, MVG Industries
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 Welcome | Presentation about a winning story: Rubitection
Sanna Gaspard, Rubitection
Pitch Competition
12:30-14:00 Networking lunch
From designing preclinical imaging prototypes to working with the larger pharmaceutical companies worldwide
George Loudos, BIOEMTECH
Unleashing the power of open innovation: Collaborations with the Greek ecosystem
Thanos Stavropoulos, Pfizer
Bringing the benefits of Generative AI to healthcare through responsible innovation
Ira Ktena, Google DeepMind
16:30-17:00 Coffee break
17:00 -18:00 Panel discussion
A. Madabhushi, V. Papakonstantinou, C. Papadias, A. Amditis,
A. Fasoula, G. Loudos, Ch. Xanthis,
Awards | Closing remarks

Angelos Amditis

Dr. Angelos Amditis is the Research and Development Director of ICCS and member of its BoD, as well as the founder and Director of the I-SENSE Research Group. He is the ERTICO-ITS Europe Chairman since 2018. He is also serving as a member of the Executive Board of ETP-ALICE (co-Chair of the TG3: Systems & Technologies for Interconnected Logistics) and as the Vice President (and founder) of ITS Hellas. He is the Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Hellenic Port Community System (HPCS) of the Piraeus Container Terminal S.A. (PCT) and Member of the Supervisory Board of the Hellenic Institute of Logistics Management (ILME). He has been the President and Vice President of Athens Urban Transport Organisation (2019-2023) and former member of the BoD of Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Company (2019-2023). He is also the founder and the Honorary President of EUROXR. During his long career, he has been active in the fields of ITS, Smart Mobility, Smart Applied Systems, Logistics, CCAM, ICT for environmental and security applications, research relevant to health and wearables, AI, Robotics, citizen science, IoT platforms, risk & crisis management, 5G Technology, circular economy, Industry 4.0, UAVs, AR/VR, and many more. Within the last 30 years, he has participated in various research projects, in most of them as the scientific responsible and/or coordinator, while he has been extensively contributing as the writer in peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters, as well as numerous conference papers.

Elena Contioso-Fleming

Elena Contioso-Fleming, MSc. in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Seville having studied abroad at the University of Technology, Business Design Konstanz. In 2011, she took the Management Development Programme for International Centres of Excellence at the EOI Business School.
Before being appointed as Regional Director South Elena was the Ecosystem Lead for Southern Europe based in Spain. She joined EIT Digital Digital as the Madrid Co-Location Centre Manager in 2018.
She started her career with startups simultaneously working as an entrepreneur in Germany. Prior to joining EIT Digital, she worked as General Manager at FIUS, the Research Foundation of the University of Seville. At the International Campus of Excellence Andalucía TECH, she was accountable for the execution, operations, and budgetary control. Over the last decade and a half she has held management roles in the domains of technology transfer, research and innovation.

Angie Fasoula, PhD

Dr. Angie Fasoula is the Scientific & Technical Manager of the Wavelia Microwave Breast Imaging system development ( ) in Microwave Vision Group (MVG). She holds a PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from TUDelft, The Netherlands (2011) and an Electrical and Computer Engineering Diploma from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (2005). In 2006, she was awarded a 3-year Marie Curie fellowship for early-stage research, hosted in Thales Nederland BV, in Delft, where she partially carried-out her PhD research. Her thesis was focused on radar signal processing and imaging algorithm development for target classification. Since late 2013, she is dedicated to R&D work on Microwave Breast Imaging, within MVG Industries. Prior to that, she performed post-doctoral research in brain network connectivity analysis, using MagnetoEncephaloGraphic (MEG) data, in the Brain and Spine Institute, Paris, France (2011-2013). She also gained a 2-year industrial experience as a Radar System Engineer, in Thales Air Systems, Limours, France (2009-2011).

Sanna Gaspard, PhD

Sanna Gaspard has a passion for entrepreneurship, healthcare, medical devices, and innovation. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering (BME) at the University of Miami in Miami, FL (‘04).  She completed her Masters (’05) and PhD (’11) in BME at Carnegie Mellon University.
While earning her graduate degree she received two patents for two medical technologies she invented. Her two inventions include an infant therapy device to support preterm infants’ health and an optical device for early bedsore detection. To support the commercialization of these technologies she founded two medical device companies, TLneoCare, LLC and Rubitection Inc. As CEO she developed the business strategy, IP strategy, and raised initial financing.
She has received recognition and awards recognizing her engineering skill and entrepreneurial including being selected as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)-Lemelson Invention Ambassador (’17), an ASME ISHOW finalist (’18), a finalist for the UpPrize Competition (’17), 1st place winner for the AlphaLab Gear Hardware Cup (’17), SPIE Startup Challenge Semifinalist (’16), 2nd place winner at the HitLab Healthcare Challenge(’15), a finalist for the Mass Challenge Business accelerator in Boston (’13), 1st place at the 3 Rivers Investment Venture Fair’s Technology showcase (‘11), and IEEE New Face of Engineering (’10).
Her passion for science, health innovation, technology, inventorship, mentorship, and entrepreneurship is only match by her desire to help students develop an interest in STEM fields and jobs and helping others.

Ira Ktena, PhD

Ira Ktena is a Staff Research Scientist at Google DeepMind working on Machine Learning research for Life Sciences in the Deep Learning group. Previously, she was a senior Machine Learning Researcher with the Cortex Applied Research team at Twitter UK, focusing on real-time personalisation while she carried out research at the intersection of recommender systems and algorithmic transparency. Her exploration on algorithmic amplification of political content on Twitter was featured by the Economist and the BBC, among others. She is passionate about community outreach and increasing diversity in technology, which led her to developing a 6-week Data Science course for Code First Girls along with some friends. She is constantly striving to learn more about Algorithmic Fairness & Transparency.

George Loudos, PhD

Dr George Loudos is co-founder and CEO of BIOEMTECH with main interest in developing imaging systems for preclinical and nanomedicine drug research. Starting from Academia, he has decided to put his effort towards the design and development of new products and services, which can speed up the daily work of numerous research groups worldwide, combining high performance and affordable cost. Today, BIOEMTECH has its own premises at the Technological Park Lefkippos of Demokritos research center that include an animal facility, in vitro, radiochemistry and in vivo imaging lab. Recently BIOEMTECH received funding from Metavallon Venture Capital to support the sales and marketing of its products and penetration in international market.

Anant Madabhushi

Dr. Anant Madabhushi is the Robert W Woodruff Professor of Biomedical Engineering; and on the faculty in the Departments of Pathology, Biomedical Informatics, and Radiology and Imaging Sciences at Emory University. He is also a Research Health Scientist at the Atlanta Veterans Administration Medical Center. Dr. Madabhushi has authored more than 475 peer-reviewed publications and more than 100 patents issued or pending. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), and the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). His work on “Smart Imaging Computers for Identifying lung cancer patients who need chemotherapy” was called out by Prevention Magazine as one of the top 10 medical breakthroughs of 2018. In 2019, Nature Magazine hailed him as one of 5 scientists developing “offbeat and innovative approaches for cancer research”. Dr. Madabhushi was named to The Pathologist’s Power List in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Constantinos Papadias

Dr. Constantinos B. Papadias is the founding Executive Director of the Research, Technology and Innovation Network (RTIN) of The American College of Greece (ACG), in Athens, Greece, since 2020. At ACG, he is also the founding Scientific Director of the ACG Research Center (ACG-RC), Head of the Smart Wireless Future Technologies (SWIFT) Lab and Professor of Information Technology and Data Science. Prior to these, he was the Dean of Athens Information Technology (AIT), in Athens, Greece, where he was also Head of the Broadband Wireless and Sensor Networks (B-WiSE) Research Group. He currently holds Adjunct Professorships at Aalborg University and at the University of Cyprus. He has been active in IT-related research, addressing areas such as signal processing and machine learning, wireless telecom systems & networks, biomedical engineering and energy efficient technologies for more than 30 years. He has published over 240 scientific papers, 12 patents and 4 books and has received over 10000 citations and several recognitions for his work, including 4 best paper awards. He has participated in and lead several EU-funded research projects, such as the doctoral network (MSCA) project ISLANDS on integrated communications & sensing, of which he is the Scientific Manager, and the recently completed projects PAINLESS on the topic of energy autonomous infrastructure-less wireless networks (2018-2022) and EU CHIST-ERA project FIREMAN on the topic of predictive maintenance via machine type wireless communication systems (2019-2023). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the European Alliance of Innovation and the International Artificial Intelligence Industry Alliance. From 2020-2022 he was a member of Greece’s sectorial scientific council of Engineering Sciences, which supports the country’s National Council for Research and Innovation. He currently serves as Director-at-Large of the IEEE Signal Processing Society for Region 8 (Europe, Middle East and Africa). He was recently ranked in the top 10 scientists in Greece in the field of Electronics and Electrical Engineering by

Vassilis Papakonstantinou

Vassilis is a technology entrepreneur and investor with a solid engineering background. He co-founded COGNITOR AI, a technology startup developing a passive authentication platform using machine learning and behavioral biometrics. He is the Managing Partner at P Square Ventures, a boutique technology consulting firm focusing on the digital transformation of businesses, primarily through the use of advanced AI systems. He is the Managing Partner responsible for technology at Blue Dome Capital, an investment manager seeking to capture emerging opportunities in technology transfer and innovation-driven ventures across Central and South-Eastern Europe. He has invested in various startups and has achieved two multi-X exits. He sits on the Board of Directors of VIORYL, a chemical engineering company, and Epsilon Ventures, the investment arm of the Eugenides Foundation. He also sits on the Board of Directors of various deep technology companies. He co-founded the StartSmart South-Eastern Europe (formerly MIT Enterprise Forum Greece) and the Boston-based Hellenic Innovation Network. He is a research affiliate at MIT and teaches entrepreneurship at NTUA. He holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering from NTUA and Ocean Systems Management from MIT. He lives in Greece with his family and enjoys running and windsurfing.

Piotr Slomka, PhD, FACC, FASNC

The research of Piotr Slomka, PhD, focuses on the development of automated software and algorithms to allow analysis of 3-D images of the heart, in much the same way as an experienced human operator would. He also studies the application of artificial intelligence techniques to the measurement of parameters critical to understanding the state and behavior of the human heart.

Thanos Stavropoulos, PhD

Dr Thanos Stavropoulos (he/him) is a Technology & Innovation Senior Manager at the Pfizer Center for Digital Innovation (CDI), part of the Open Innovation Team (OIT), responsible for collaborative innovation projects with the rich ecosystem in Greece, of universities, startups and research centers. He holds a BSc (2009), an MSc (2011) and a PhD in “Web Services in Ambient Intelligence Environments” (2015) from the Computer Science Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (AUTH). In the last ten years, he has managed and implemented national and European research projects, particularly as a Postdoc Researcher at the Information Technologies Institute of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH-ITI) in the areas of the Internet of Things and e-Health (Dem@Care, MAMEM, ACTIVAGE, GATEKEEPER), the Semantic Web (PERICLES), Decentralized Clinical Trials, e-Prescription (PrescIT) and Smart Home pilots (RADAR-AD, Trials@Home), co-authoring more than 80 publications in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings in these topics. Parallel activities include managing his own yoga studio, as a Certified Yoga and AcroYoga Teacher.

Jared Vicory, PhD

Jared Vicory, Ph.D., is a Principal Engineer in Kitware’s Medical Computing Team located in Carrboro, North Carolina. He has more than a decade of experience in medical image and shape analysis algorithm research and development with both academic and commercial collaborators. At Kitware, he has both contributed to and led projects involving the transition of academic research code to a production-ready state as well as the creation and integration of AI models into production environments. This includes open-source projects as well as code integrated into commercial systems, some of which have received FDA approval. Before joining Kitware, he received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Christos Xanthis, PhD

Christos Xanthis, PhD currently works on research and commercial projects that involve advanced simulations of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). He envisions that advanced simulations of MR physics combined with GPU-computing, cloud-computing and Artificial-Intelligence will change the way MR research, MR training and clinical MR are performed today.
He received his PhD from the Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics, University of Thessaly, Greece. The main objective of his PhD study was the design and development of MRISIMUL, an enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) physics simulator with the utilization of GPU cards, CUDA technology and cloud computing (Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure).