Develop ground-breaking AI solutions to improve mental health and healthy ageing
One-week free-to-enter venture sprint in Cambridge, 2nd – 6th Sept 2019

WHO IS THIS OPPORTUNITY FOR?

Researchers, PhDs and PostDocs, Entrepreneurs & early stage startups, Freelance software developers & technologists, Junior Doctors, Hospital Consultants & other clinicians

Sponsored by:

Eastern Academic Health Science Network (EAHSN) is one of 15 networks set up to spread innovation at pace and scale across the healthcare system, to improve health outcomes and generate economic impact.
Licensed by NHS England, they connect health and social care providers with researchers and industry to accelerate the spread of service and technology innovations. Their impact is felt across the region and beyond – in their first five years (2013-18) they have enabled £83 million of investments, introduced 17 health innovations adopted into the local health system and the NHS, and awarded 57 contracts to companies they work with.

Supported by:

astra zeneca NHS innovation healthcare AI startup competition Cambridge
johnson and johnson NHS innovation healthcare AI startup competition Cambridge

The Bradfield Centre in Cambridge

bradfield centre cambridge

DEVELOP, VALIDATE & DESIGN AI SOLUTIONS

Begin the week with an early idea, and you will finish with a clear business proposition and prototype to show. 5 days of intensive and practical lean venture building facilitated by Lean Startup Ambassadors, leading product designers and technologies.

GET SUPPORT & PITCH TO INDUSTRY LEADERS

Work alongside healthcare industry professionals and industry experts to pitch your idea at the end of the week. Partner organisations include Eastern AHSN, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, ARM, NHS Foundation Trust Guys and St Thomas, City AI, Milner Therapeutics, Cambridge Innovation Capital, Innovation Forum, Entrepreneurship Centre of Judge Business School from University of Cambridge and Innovation law form Taylor Vinters.

EXPLORE FOR COLLABORATIONS & POTENTIAL INVESTMENTS

The Eastern AHSN bridges innovation into the NHS. In the past 5 years, it has supported 17 health innovations adopted in the local health system & invested £83 million in the process

CAN YOU USE AI TO SOLVE THESE CHALLENGES?

MENTAL HEALTH: How might we use AI and other technologies in mental health settings to improve patients’ safety and prevent suicidal behaviour or detect impending violent behaviours?

HEALTHY AGEING: How might we use AI and other technologies to facilitate targeted, personalised care in older people with multiple co-morbidities and to detect Alzheimer’s disease prior to symptom onset?

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The programme is FREE, funded by Eastern AHSN and the Cambridge Judge Business School Entrepreneur Centre. Eastern AHSN encourages, develops and delivers innovative solutions that improve patient care and aid economic growth in the eastern region, making participation in this programme the perfect pathway to the right people in the NHS. The Cambridge Judge Business School Entrepreneurship Centre aims to inspire, enable and research entrepreneurship.

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?

  • Monday 2nd September: Team formation, problem identification and solution ideation
  • Tuesday 3rd September: Customer and stakeholders interviews, value proposition development. Mentors from sponsors and partners will support participants
  • Wednesday 4th September: Prototype design and development. Roadmap planning
  • Thursday 5th September: Business modelling and pitch preparation
  • Friday 6th September: Pitches to sponsors and partners, networking drinks

WHERE IS IT?

The Bradfield Centre is a collaborative entrepreneurial community of Tech scale-ups housed in a stunning building at the heart of the Cambridge Science Park. Hosting hundreds of events per year, and working with Investors, the University of Cambridge & technology partners like Google, Amazon and Autodesk.
The address is: The Bradfield Centre, 184 Cambridge Science Park Milton Road, Milton, Cambridge CB4 0GA – travel information is available here.

Grab this chance to develop your idea and technology for the Healthcare and NHS sector

Who will own the Intellectual Property?
Notwithstanding the IP Policy from your current academic institution/employer, any background Intellectual Property or Invention that you bring to MedTechBoost, either as a team or as an individual, will be fully owned by you or by and your team, and any Intellectual Property or Invention that you will develop during the program will be jointly owned by shared between the team that has contributed to develop it.
It will be yours and your teams’ responsibility to agree the potential terms of future collaboration between you, your team and sponsors or supporters.
Neither the organisers, the sponsors or the supporters of MedTechBoost will retain any ownership of the Intellectual property or invention, either background or developed during the program.

Applications closing on Wed 31st July 2019 at 23:59

For additional info and FAQs, check the MedTechBoost programme’s website.