Association of British Healthcare Industries expands ‘Innovation Hub’
The Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) has taken another important step in supporting UK HealthTech companies to do business in the US.
The adoption and use of innovative technologies is the greatest enabler for delivering population health and value-based care
Following its launch six months ago, ABHI’s Innovation Hub has proven to be of significant benefit to UK companies.
And, as a result, the Hub will now be expanded to accommodate double the number of organisations.
The initiative is a unique partnership between ABHI and the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas in Austin; offering UK companies a base within the state of Texas to grow their business.
With access to Dell’s world-class faculty, the Hub allows companies to take advantage of a network of clinical contacts, hospital systems, investors, and key business groups.
“The adoption and use of innovative technologies is the greatest enabler for delivering population health and value-based care,” added Ruben Rathnasingham, assistant dean for health product innovation at Dell Medical School.
“We are therefore delighted to be working with ABHI and the Innovation Hub members to deliver this.
“It is particularly pleasing to see just how successful this initiative has been and I look forward to supporting more UK companies across Austin and the wider state.”
We have had so much momentum with the Innovation Hub that we have decided to expand the scheme to enable more companies to benefit from it
The Innovation Hub is a critical part of ABHI’s US Accelerator Programme, which also gives companies complete access to ABHI’s Texas trade missions, designed to forge and develop partnerships across the state with leading clinical communities.
In addition, inclusion in the Innovation Hub allows companies to participate in the Texas Health Catalyst, a programme designed by the Dell Medical School to foster health research and advance innovation.
Speaking about the partnership, ABHI international director, Paul Benton, said: “We have had so much momentum with the Innovation Hub that we have decided to expand the scheme to enable more companies to benefit from it.
“Not only are we offering physical space and connections, but the support offered through our network of US-based mentors allows companies to tap into advice and expertise from a group of in-market specialists.
“It is a great opportunity and we are looking forward to welcoming more UK companies into the Hub over the coming months.”
Innovation is essential to the future of healthcare around the world and we are committed to building relationships that enable better clinical outcomes and improved patient experiences
Commenting on his company’s decision to join the Innovation Hub, Simon Talbot, P3 Medical’s managing director, added: “This is a great opportunity for us as a company.
“Being part of the Hub allows us to be in a world-class facility, within an ecosystem of clinicians, investors and mentors while we grow our American business.”
And East Midlands Academic Health Science Network’s managing director, Professor Mike Hannay, said: “Innovation is essential to the future of healthcare around the world and we are committed to building relationships that enable better clinical outcomes and improved patient experiences. The Hub is a great opportunity to make this happen.”