2019 saw the delivery of our pilot MedTechBOOST program, which delivered meaningful impact for both our partners and the participating teams.
The 2019 pilot cohort comprised of 6 teams:
Three prizes were awarded:
Best Impact in Mental Health: Equilibrium
Best Impact in Healthy Ageing: Cambridge MemTech
Best Presentation: CAM.AI
Here are some of the outcomes that were achieved as a result of the weeklong programme:
Equilibrium were a newly formed team that have remained working together as a team since the event. They have developed a proposal for Cambridge and Peterborough Foundation Trust as one of the Judging panel took an interest in the project. The team have been in discussion with Eastern AHSN regarding attracting/applying for funding to enable the pilot study, including applying for a new £140m AI Health and Care Award run by the Accelerated Access Collaborative, NHSX and NIHR. They, like all the participants, benefited from the MedTechBOOST press coverage in The Cambridge Independent.
Cambridge MemTech team member Zoe Kourtzi has provided a research outline for refining machine learning approach for clinical decision making to differentiate between disease states and patient stratification which has been shared with Cambridge and Peterborough Foundation. The team has also been supported by Eastern to apply to the AI Health & Care Award.
Cosma CEO, Kartheka Bojan of Cerebrum Matters was invited to speak at an Eastern AHSN, One Nucleus & Cambridge Wireless event in November 2019 entitled ‘’Bridging communities to improve dementia outcomes’’ and Eastern AHSN has supported Kartheka to apply for NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) Product Development Award funding.
Reinventing Nutrition were also a newly formed team that has remained working together as a team since the event. They are currently developing a proposal to conduct a prospective, observational pilot study. Eastern AHSN are providing ongoing detailed expertise for study development, sample analyses, technical methods and generating meaningful research outcomes.
CAM AI have an ongoing collaboration with Google and Cambridge University to support a private study.
If you have an idea, research or existing startup and would like to get involved in a future TechBOOST program register your interest with us now.