Business, medicine and social value
There are places in the world, especially low or average income countries, where heat is still generated by fire, a natural and age-old method which however causes a high number of burns, especially among children, who make up two-thirds of the burn cases (WHO). Corax Lifebox, winner of the Social category of the 2019 GoBeyond contest, is a medical device designed to deal with the complications arising from accidents involving children. It is currently being used in Sub-Saharan Africa. The team tells its story below.
“When we registered for GoBeyond, we never dreamed we would make the winners podium: while we were aware of the social importance of our idea, we had little experience and had just begun to think of creating a start-up. We decided to try as we believed in our idea, so we sent off our proposal, trying to make it financially sustainable while also meeting our stakeholders’ needs. We didn’t dare believe we would get anywhere so you can imagine how surprised and happy we were to receive the phone call telling us we had won the Social category!