Entrepreneurs pitch at Wessex Academic Health Science Network med-tech showcase
Tue 18th April 2017
Health innovators present to 100 investors at major London event.
An invited group of 16 health sector entrepreneurs have presented their technologies and solutions to 100 angel, venture capital and corporate investors as part of the med-tech investment showcase.
The event, overseen by Wessex Academic Health Science Network alongside university incubator SETsquared, both based at the Science Park, is in its seventh year. It is a platform to help ambitious medical technology businesses secure the investment they need to develop their ideas.
The Science Park’s nquiringminds, pitched at the event, offering its CARESHARE initiative, a sharing-economy inspired marketplace for domiciliary care services. The solution helps carers co-ordinate support for their dependents whilst providing alerts to friends, family, neighbours and charities free of charge.
The event was supported by Nicola Blackwood, the Minister for Public Health and Innovation, who said: “The event illustrates exactly why we see AHSNs as such a crucial part of the system in driving innovation throughout the DNA of the NHS - ensuring that patients and health and care services benefit from the latest advances in medical science.’’