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12 India based SMEs join Health Innovation Yorkshire’s boot camp

12 small to medium enterprises based in India, have been selected for Health Innovation Yorkshire and Humber’s Propel@YH Boot Camp, a programme designed to bring global health innovations to the region and to provide the SMEs with support and masterclass content delivered by a range of healthcare partners.

The twelve SMEs include Avay Bioscience, designing and manufacturing 3D bioprinters for tissue and organ printing; Cutting Edge Medical Devices, developing “medical technology designed to offer innovative affordable healthcare devices for the masses”; Karkinos Healthcare, with a “purpose driven technology-led oncology platform”; Manetia Ai, with an AI-powered medical imaging solution aiming to help improve diagnosis; and Larkai, a health data company using AI-based predictions and human research to detect diseases.

In addition, the programme will include AarogyaAI, using AI and genomics to make precision diagnosis for antimicrobial resistance accessible at point of care; Ibrum Technologies, combining science and technology to support respiratory health; Green Ocean Research Labs, producing ergonomic medical devices and e-solutions with focus on preventative healthcare; Marbles Health, combining technology, psychology, neurosciences and AI to support brain healthcare; CoRover, with a “human-centric conversational and generative AI platform”; DigiHeal Solutions and Services, with echo, an app utilising AI and clinically-tested soundscapes to support mental wellbeing; and MedTel Healthcare, with digital therapeutic solutions designed to provide virtual care for different disease conditions.

Providing legal advice, networking opportunities, growth support, insight into NHS insight and strategy and investment advice will be Hill Dickinson, Nexus at the University of Leeds, Barclays Eagle Labs, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Innovation Pop Up and Par Equity.

Dr Neville Young, Health Innovation Yorkshire & Humber’s director of enterprise and innovation, commented: “It’s great to see innovative companies from across the globe wanting to bring their products to the UK, particularly here in Yorkshire and the Humber.

“If we can successfully support these innovators to establish themselves in Yorkshire, we can use the great regional assets available to us combined with the strength of the Health Innovation Network to spread these innovations across the country, securing investment, jobs and health and wellbeing benefits for the whole of the UK.”

In July, we covered how the news of Canadian innovators joining the bootcamp; earlier in the year, we shared how eight innovators from the Nordic region were selected to join.

In related news from the Health Innovation networks, in March NHS England published a case study highlighting how Health Innovation East (previously Eastern AHSN) and Suffolk and North East Essex ICS worked together to enhance the culture of innovation across the health and care system. Catch up here.