Returning for the 2023 running of Med-Tech Innovation Expo will be the start-up zone, sponsored by NIHR, SBRI and Innovate UK who will also be returning after a successful 2022.
The start-up zone allows some of the promising companies in medical technology to showcase how they are aiming to address the health challenges of today and tomorrow.
Those featuring on the start-up zone will be offered the opportunity to talk further about their innovations in the third consecutive running of PITCH@Med-Tech Innovation Expo, which will take place on Day 2 in the afternoon on the Introducing Health-Tech Stage.
The last two winners of the competition were Neuronostics and SurePulse.
John Terry, co-founder and managing director of 2022 winner Neuronostics, said: “It was a pretty amazing feeling. With 10 other start-ups, all working on great ideas and tech, the field was tough. When the panel chair was giving feedback on what constituted a good pitch, I was mentally ticking off the aspects we’d covered. So, come the end I was thinking we were in with half a shout, but it was still amazing for Neuronostics to be announced as the winner.
“Whilst I’m the front of house, so to speak, it’s really a team effort and a great reflection of the hard work everyone is putting in!”
After picking up the prize in 2021, James Carpenter, CEO of SurePulse, said: “It’s always gratifying and a huge honour to win an award. I felt proud for the whole team who are working away behind the scenes so hard and have had to face some real challenges.
“Also, I was delighted that the judges picked up on what is the essence of our vision at SurePulse, the importance of innovation from the very first moments of a baby’s life when every second counts. That sort of feedback really energises me and makes me want to get back to work to continue trying to make a difference!”