May 8, 2018
Stuart Kay, director of Cambridge Medtech Solutions, was a panel judge at last week’s ‘Health Hack’.
Health Hack is a two-day intensive event based on a theme. Recent themes have been Rehabilitation, Surgery and Patient Safety.
It provides a platform for NHS clinical innovators to work with industry experts to help develop their ideas for innovative solutions in medical technology, including devices, diagnostics, software and eHealth. Participants include clinical stakeholders, NHS experts, product developers, academics and business consultants. After an open call for innovations, with the potential to meet unmet clinical needs and generate commercial benefit, several individual ideas are shortlisted.
Each innovator has the opportunity to shape their idea with the support of a team of experts and to refine it ahead of presenting to a panel of judges. The winning idea is given the opportunity to present to Medtech Accelerator Investment Panel, with a chance of winning up to £125,000 of funding to develop the idea.
To date, clinical innovators have come from NHS bodies and trusts throughout the East of England region, including:
- Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn,
- Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals,
- Cambridge University Hospital,
- Southend University Hospital,
- Royal Papworth Hospital,
- Colchester Hospital University,
- North West Anglia, and
- Basildon and Thurrock Hospitals.
“I’m passionate about developing new medical devices which can improve patient outcomes and help healthcare providers” commented Stuart.
“The Health Hacks are fantastic ways to foster the next generation of innovation, and all the ideas presented have the potential to make a real difference to patients, the NHS and businesses.”
For more information about the Medtech Health Hack workshops or the Medtech Accelerator Awards please visit www.medtechaccelerator.co.uk