5 Accelerator SMEs recognised at SEHTA awards

5 DigitalHealth.London Accelerator SMEs received awards or nominations at the SEHTA awards last week.

South East Health Technologies Alliance (SEHTA) are a health technology network organisation providing support to member SMEs, health professionals, care providers and academia. Their competitive 2019 MedTech Business Awards recognised small health technology companies in the South East and London across a number of categories. Three alumni from the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator programme’s second cohort and two from the current cohort were recognised at the awards.

BIOS, an AI company which is decoding the human nervous system in order to create new treatments, took home the Outstanding Achievement Award for the SEHTA region as well as winning in the Investment of the Year and Innovation categories. Smartmed, another cohort two alumnus, won the Outstanding Achievement award for London. Smartmed, is a self-monitoring solution for patients. The final alumnus winner was Skin Analytics, a melanoma AI screening tool, was a finalist in the Innovation category for the London region.

Current cohort SMEs Sweatcoin and Ortus-iHealth both won awards for the London region. Sweatcoin, an app which encourages physical activity through converting steps into rewards, won the Export Award for translation of the app into new languages and development of marketing expertise across new markets. Ortus-iHealth won the Partnership with the NHS Award for their collaboration with the Barts NHS Trust to deliver a virtual outpatient clinic platform.

Dr David Parry, CEO of SEHTA said; “Once again our awards have demonstrated the excellence of small health technology companies in the South East, London and for the first time Cambridge, East Anglia and Essex regions. This year was especially competitive and we are delighted to have our start-up companies encouraged by a special award sponsored by Endomag.”

Sara Nelson, DigitalHealth.London Programme Director said; “It’s great to see alumni from the Accelerator programme as well as SMEs from the current cohort recognised at the SEHTA awards. All the companies we are working with and have worked with in the past are changing and improving health and care services. I’d like to congratulate all those recognised with these awards.”