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Mechatronic engineer - potential CTO and co-founder to KTH medtech startup

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Stockholm
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Stockholm

Join KTH medtech startup Andning Med to help patients breathe easier!

Interested in mechatronic gadgets for healthcare? Want to revolutionize everyday life for chronic patients? We are looking for a potential CTO & co-founder!

About us

At Andning Med we develop smart intuitive inhalers that help patients inhale their medication correctly and deliver the optimal dose of medication into the lungs. Breathe with us!

Every fifth person suffers from respiratory diseases like Asthma or COPD. Patients use an inhaler, but 90% make mistakes during the inhalation, leading to complications and breathless attacks. This represents a large market opportunity with millions of patients that we - a team of a medical doctor, a product designer and a business developer want to target.

What we have accomplished

  • We have a prototype - a fully functional add-on device that can be attached to the inhaler. It is ready to be tested in larger patient studies.
  • We have tested and verified our solutions with 20 patients and 40 naïve users.
  • We have spent 2 months of daily observing nurses, doctors and patients in the primary care centers.
  • We secured 1 MSEK funding from Vinnova, Solna Stad, EIT Health and KTH and we are set to accelerate with larger investment and EU funding.
  • We have developed the product and business in the KTH Innovation pre-incubator program.

The journey ahead

Our next step is developing the final prototype to be tested in a pilot patient study and prepare for manufacturing. We now accelerate our efforts towards finalizing the size, shape and usability as well as collecting measurements and handling data using our software. With the finalized product we will run clinical investigations to obtain a CE-mark. We plan to launch on the market in 2023.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a mechatronic engineer or embedded developer who wants to be part of a start-up team where we together create new solutions, tackle challenges, brainstorm, test, pivot and iterate in a continuous design process.

  • You are, or study to be, a mechatronic engineer or similar

  • You have built prototypes with electronics and sensors

  • You are driven, open to learn, and able to execute

In this role, you will be responsible for:

You will take the leading responsibility for the technical side of the product development; you will participate in the decision-making process at the highest management level.

You will create, assemble and test prototypes containing sensors and electronics, you will lead the preparations for a product manufacture and be responsible for the technical part of the physical product. You will create the code for the electronics. You will participate in testing the prototypes with users and implement their feedback

You will closely collaborate with our product designer, who is responsible for the form, shape and materials. You will implement the quality management according to recommendations from our external expert consultants. You will oversee the manufacture and develop new products in the future

Skills & Requirements

  • Bsc. or Msc. in technical engineering

  • Excellent English and preferably fluent Swedish

We believe in diversity and therefore welcome all applicants regardless of gender, background or beliefs.

What do we offer you?

We offer an opportunity to join a start-up with a unique solution based on need-driven research and patient centered co-creation, targeting a big international market. We seek someone that wants to participate on the steep growth and learning journey as a co-founder with all the associated risks and perks. Until initial funding is secured, you will be primarily incentivized via ownership in the company.

We expect you to initially spend at least 30% of your full time for the next 6 months and being able to increase this to full time when we secure funding in 2021.

Being part of a core team, you will have an influence on the direction of the company. You will have independence, flexibility but also responsibility. We will support you in your intellectual and personal growth, you will learn to apply the design principles and innovation techniques in your everyday work. With us you will be part of the KTH startup ecosystem with business coaches, mentors and investors.

Great Place to Work

  • Business Development Coach from KTH

  • Centrally located office space (KTH Campus)

  • Be part of the thriving KTH Innovation Community

  • Access to mentor and investor network

  • Workshops and service packs from KTH partners

  • Proof-of-concept funding

  • Access to Media Studio and Makerspace

About the company

Andning Med was formed based on a clear need observed during clinical immersion. During the Clinical Innovation Fellowship program supported by KTH, KI, RISE and EIT Health the team got an unprecedented insight into healthcare challenges connected with COPD and respiratory diseases. Here the idea for a smart inhalation device was born. Our product is an add-on hardware device that measures the inhalation technique, giving live visual feedback every time. Our software collects data and enables tracking over time to motivate patients, involve family and inform doctors.

Andning Med is currently supported by KTH Innovation and is exiting a batch in the KTH Innovation Pre-incubator program. The KTH Innovation pre-incubator program is a 12 month program to accelerate the development of promising startup projects from KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Startup projects receive extensive support from inhouse Business Development Coaches as well as additional support such as office space, community activities, access to industry, mentor and investor networks.

AndningMed

Stockholm
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