IoTUK Health and Wellness Clinic Roundup
Idris Jahn, Middleware and Data Interoperability Principal Consultant at IoTUK, lead the IoTUK Clinic, which was hosted at ODI Leeds, and addressed key issues facing IoT SMEs in the health and wellbeing industry.
IoTUK was pleased to deliver our second IoT clinic for small businesses on 1 February. This time we were in Leeds where there is a large concentration of digital health organisations.
We chose to focus our IoT clinic around healthcare and wellbeing, as it’s the key challenge area being adopted by our local IoTUK Boost winner, Data City Leeds. Be sure to visit their application site if you wish to participate in their upcoming Boost programme.
We had a wide selection of experts at the Clinic who were on hand to offer one to one impartial advice to young businesses and entrepreneurs. The experts included resident Principals Consultants from IoTUK – Paul Egan, Craig Heath, Derek McAuley and myself. Our external health speakers and experts included:
- Julie Bretland – OurMobileHealth.co.uk
- Colin Faulkner – Advanced Digital Institute
- Roger Bickerstaff – Bird & Bird LLP
- Victoria Betton – mHabitat
- Ceri Batchelder – Connect Create
- Rami Qahwaji and John Curwen – DHEZ
We also had two SMEs speak to guests about the benefits of being part of the Digital Catapult Centre Contributor Programme:
We were pleased to see the breadth of innovation using connected technologies in the health sector. IoT is all about sharing data and we came across companies that provided data platforms for others to build their digital health solutions on.
We also attracted international companies looking to enter the UK health sector, either directly or in collaboration with existing UK businesses.
Businesses benefited from the one on one sessions and gained real insight into digital health from our industry speakers and the networking opportunities with similar minded businesses. I’m sure everyone that attended managed to move their business ahead and we’re looking forward to meeting more SMEs at our next IoT Clinic.