New Born Solutions & Ateknea: SME Instrument funding success!

New Born Solutions and Ateknea Solutions work together to democratize healthcare in Europe.

Great news from Brussels! We are happy to announce that New Born Solutions, a Barcelona-based startup dedicated to saving lives and democratizing healthcare via cost-effective technology that detects superficial body fluid infections without needles, has been approved for SME Instrument Phase 1 funding.

With the help of Ateknea’s H2020 expertise, New Born Solutions’ latest development, Neosonics, the first non-invasive screening device designed to early detection and monitoring infant meningitis, has received €50,000 in funding after the European Commission gave their technology the go-ahead in late April.

The Neosonics solution is innovative, simple, and revolutionary.  

There are an estimated 165 million infants at risk of meningitis each year.

Where current practice dictates that a white blood cell count be taken from a child’s spinal fluid through a lumbar puncture (which immediately triggers the need for more medication irrespective of the diagnostic results), Neosonics uses high-resolution ultrasound to non-invasively count the white blood cell in the cerebrospinal fluid below the infant’s fontanel, the region of the head where the bones are not yet closed.

It means an early diagnosis can be quickly made in a cost-effective and non-invasive way, decreasing current complications to rule out the disease in industrialized countries and infant mortality rates, especially in developing countries. By enabling early and non-invasive detection, it could vastly reduce the amount of patients with life-long disabilities and provide quantitative and reliable data for monitoring patients’ treatment response.

We at Ateknea are excited to continue working with New Born Solutions, and to see Neosonics through to the market.

Project Manager

Project Manager

We are looking for a talented Project Manager, highly passionate about technology and management, to process the lifecycle of projects.

As part of the job, will be responsible of:

  • Coordinate the complete execution of the project, from negotiation to project closure, including technical development and budget controlling.
  • Organize and manage the work of the team to achieve the objectives.
  • Ensure high quality and timely execution of the project tasks within the project budget.
  • Preparation of Technical Reports and Project Proposals
  • Organize project meetings and give presentations in front of public
  • Assist the client with the preparation of business plans, feasibility study.

The ideal candidate shall have:

  • Engineering Degree (Telecommunications, Software or Electronics).
  • Experience in Project Management, mainly in Research projects.
  • Fluency in English is a must (both written and spoken), advanced level.
  • Experience in Product Development and preparation of Business Plans.
  • Ability to cooperate with industrial partners, engineers and scientists.
  • Willingness to travel frequently both nationally and internationally; Driver’s license.
  • Good command of MS Office and strong internet research skills, using different search engines and databases.
  • Responsiveness and ability to perform different tasks; Accuracy, reliability and ability to meet deadlines;
  • Demonstrated problem-solving capabilities; Creative thinking, personal initiative and strong communication skills.

We offer:

  • A unique experience working in an international, dynamic and growing group in science, technology and industry.
  • On the job training and participation in workshops to achieve the tasks above.
  • Flexible working hours and a competitive salary with other benefits.
  • Possibility of remote working once or twice a week
  • Language courses
  • Snacks and drinks

Does this sound appealing?

We encourage candidates to participate in our recruitment process. Please apply by sending your CV and a cover letter both in English to


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