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Universität Bayreuth, Media Release No. 058/2021 May 7th 2021

Bayreuth-based medical technology start-up inContAlert wins the Northern Bavaria Business Plan Competition

The Bayreuth-based medical technology start-up inContAlert has won the Northern Bavaria Business Plan Competition organised by BayStartUP and HypoVereinsbank. The prize money will now be used to further develop a sensor that shows patients with incontinence the level of their bladder on their smartphone. The start-up was developed in the environment of the Chair of Business Informatics and Value-Oriented Process Management at the University of Bayreuth.


The inContAlert team (from left): Pascal Fechner, Tristan Zürl, Jannik Lockl, Nicolas Ruhland.

Students and doctoral candidates at the University of Bayreuth are behind "inContAlert": Industrial engineer Jannik Lockl (30) is CEO and takes care of business issues, electrical engineer and development engineer Tristan Zürl (28) is responsible for the construction of the prototype as well as the sensory data processing, co-founders are engineer Nicolas Ruhland (24) and mechanical engineer Pascal Fechner (25): They all met at the University of Bayreuth, where they studied, worked or did their doctorates. The start-up now has twelve employees. 

„inContAlert" is a sensor system that measures the filling level of the bladder and displays it in an app. A person suffering from incontinence can check on his or her mobile phone when the next time to go to the toilet is - or is notified in good time before an unwanted loss of urine occurs. This means that incontinence patients no longer have to empty their bladder as a preventive measure or wear nappies, for example, to protect themselves from the threat of urine loss. This convinced the jury: "inContAlert" was chosen as the winner from over 70 applicants from northern Bavaria. The jury consisted of well-known representatives from business and technology. The already functional prototype is now to be further developed in a targeted manner with the help of the prize money of €4,000 in order to bring the product to market in about two years.



"inContAlert" c/o Jannik LocklResearch Assistant

Chair of Business Informatics and Value-Oriented Process Management

Phone: +49 (0) 176 / 70 32 04 21 oder +49 (0) 921 / 55-4709
E-Mail: jannik.lockl@fim-rc.de


Anja-Maria Meister

PR Spokesperson University of Bayreuth

Phone: +49 (0) 921 / 55-5300
E-mail: anja.meister@uni-bayreuth.de

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D-95447 Bayreuth