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By Lucas Spohn

Idana receives funding as an innovative high-tech start-up


Dear Companists,

Startups are an important part of the economy and yet young companies in particular face a variety of challenges in Germany. Reasons behind the difficulties for startups in early phases are the lacking founding culture and a rather low willingness to take risks and invest compared to international standards.

State subsidies are intended to counterbalance this. The state of Baden-Wuerttemberg for example issues a so-called innovation voucher every year since 2008 in order to support research and development in innovative, young companies.

Recently, we received the innovation voucher “BW Hightech Startup.” We will inform you what this subsidy means and how we intend to use it for Idana in this update.


State assistance: The BW innovation voucher

Since 2008, the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg has been granting subsidies for small and medium-sized companies as part of the "innovation voucher" funding program to support the “planning, development, and implementation of new products or services” or “their qualitative improvement” (source: Wirtschaftsministerium BW). The program is an example for many: The states of Bavaria, Thuringia, and North Rhine Westphalia have since followed suit – a clear sign of a German startup culture.


Innovation voucher BW


Innovation voucher for software development

The innovation voucher “Hightech Startup” enables us to speed up software development considerably and to implement new features quicker than initially expected.

We are working with the team of developers at for this purpose. The Ukrainian company was founded in 2009 and specializes in supporting other companies in their software development. They have thus established an impressive portfolio of partnerships, which now includes us, too.

Thanks to Skype etc., collaboration across several state borders has become easy. MLSDev’s project manager Anastasia Horobets and our technical director Jerome Meinke use this virtual space to coordinate the partnership between their project team and our Idana employees.

Working together with the team of four is a real enrichment, not only for our software but also for our team. The cooperation opens up new perspectives and forces us to constantly question and optimize our ideas and plans.


This is the MLSDev project team

Ihor Vlasenko, Software architect/ Web backend developer
Ihor is a dedicated and experienced developer. Igor is a dedicated and experienced developer. As a Ruby developer with experience in Python, he has a broad knowledge base of different technologies, which allows him to find the right solutions and write high-quality code. At Idana, Ihor helps define the right strategy for future development work, transform business requirements into technical ones, and provide a solid foundation for the entire project.

Andrey Sedletskiy, Web frontend developer
Andrey is a result-oriented and reliable programmer who has been pursuing his job with great passion since 2013. In the Idana project, Andrey assists in defining the project's architecture, defining the technical requirements and proposing a development strategy for developing a PWA application.

Mariana Buchkovych, UX/UI designer
With her extensive experience in UX/UI design, Mariana is always on the lookout for improvements and new design approaches. She has experience in designing mobile apps for iOS and Android, in web design (information architecture, responsive layouts), and is responsible for defining and implementing the design requirements at Idana.

Anastasia Horobets, Project manager
Anastasia is an experienced project manager with expertise in project management methods, interpersonal relationships, software development, and communication. Anastasia contributes to Idana's project development in accordance with best practices; she manages the scope of work and coordinates the team members; she maintains control over the quality of the project and its successful implementation.




We experience the world growing together with digitalization every day – an experience we want to share with doctors and patients through Idana!


Best greetings from Freiburg
Lucas Spohn


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