Minneapolis firm Medgineering has been selected as one of five emerging companies vying for a partnership with IBM’s Watson, according to Managing Partner Anish Das.
Medgineering was founded in 2009 by University of Minnesota Medical Devices Center Fellow David Amor as a consultancy and is currently developing MyQuickConsult.com — an online marketplace for matching senior level industry leading consultants, start-ups and large med device companies alike.
From nearly 2,000 entries, they are competing for a relationship with IBM and a chance to be “powered by Watson,” whereas the cognitive computer would be leveraged to provide decisions faster than otherwise available, enabling new product innovations to market quicker. The challenge aligns with IBM’s desire to apply Watson in the healthcare space, an intention previously illustrated by Mayo Clinic’s pilot with the supercomputing system.
“We’re thankful to be given this opportunity to compete on the global landscape, it’s great recognition for us and the Minnesota tech community as a whole.” Das anticipates Medgineering’s outcome to be known in the first half of January.