For 2018, Velocity Health will focus on start-ups who can help with the following challenge: how technology can help support disease and illness prevention, with a particular focus on start-ups utilising Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning.
With the NHS facing a funding gap estimated at £30bn by 2020/21, both MSD and Wayra UK believe that we need to look ahead to the future delivery of innovative healthcare solutions.
We want to empower patients to take more control and ownership over their well-being, and believe emerging digital technologies have a vital part to play in achieving this goal.
We believe accelerating healthcare start-ups will help us achieve this and also identify new and sustainable ways of delivering patient care, both now and in the future.
Our fundamental Velocity Health principle - ‘All Teach, All Learn’ - means we are continually committed to providing and growing beneficial relationships for our start-ups and the ecosystem.
By creating an extensive network of healthcare professionals, academics, and corporate members, our Velocity Health Explorers Network will have the opportunity to engage with an incredible ecosystem in digital health, whilst also providing entrepreneurs with the right expertise to accelerate their development
Explorers can join the Velocity Health network by becoming mentors, navigators or collaborators.
The programme will invest in and accelerate start-ups tackling engineering challenges across selected focus areas: