Two up-and-coming Bethlehem businesses awarded KIZ grants

February 5, 2018 by  

The Southside Bethlehem Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) recently issued a press release to announce the awarding of a $15,000 grant each to Vidura Tech and Revivify.

The product development company Vidura Tech will use its Technology Transfer Grant to commercialize, launch, and market its invention – a device called Connct. The device enhances an ordinary yoga mat by providing audio, tactile, and visual feedback to the user to prompt alignment and balance correction.

Vidura Tech CEO Rob Lombino said, in response to receiving the award:

“This is an amazing opportunity for our startup. What began as a grad school project has become a real company with enough funding to launch here in the Lehigh Valley.”

Revivify, a company that develops medical devices, was awarded its $15,000 for a product that utilizes a unique amalgamation of three diverse pain-alleviating modalities. The goal is to provide optimum healing and a shorter recovery time for those suffering from joint injuries and ailments such as osteoarthritis.

The Co-founder of Revivify, Thomas Crassas, explained that his company will use its $15,000 to commercialize its product. This process will include protecting its intellectual property rights by securing a patent as well as creating a prototype and gaining FDA approvals.

KIZ’s assistance will enable Vidura Tech and Revivify, like many companies before them, to take an idea and stay with it up to and including the engagement of marketing services to promote the finished product.