These ventures have been with Accelerate Cambridge for over three months and are either looking to finalise their product or close their first sales.
Our mission is to build powerful data platforms that help corporations emit less carbon. We collect, clean, and analyse cross-sector energy data with unrivalled granularity and resolution. This means we can link renewable energy generation to renewable consumption. Our services inform businesses and grid operators of their carbon emissions in real-time with hyper-local precision. Our target customers are corporate consumers, power exchanges, network operators, and energy suppliers through fast and better data visibility with a core focus on carbon signalling. The market for digitised carbon data services is £1.5billion growing at 20% year on year due to strong and irreversible market drivers from governmental and consumer pressure.
Africa Bio-Innovation Hub
Africa Bio-Innovation Hub is a knowledge and skills hub designed to accelerate the application of modern biotechnologies for crop improvement in African nations. Despite the fact that ~80% of sub-Saharan Africa’s food is supplied by small holder farmers, food insecurity remains a problem throughout Africa.
The activities of the new Bio-Innovation Hub will focus on up-skilling a new cadre of African scientists who are adequately prepared to drive scientific research and innovation forward in African nations. The hub aims to overcome several issues that researchers currently face, including lack of molecular biology training and resources, required to advance their own research programmes focused on crop improvement in Africa.
Cancer is ranked at the top of global burden of disease, impelling the growth of the global oncology therapeutics market to a size of $250 billion by 2025. Upon pandemic, the liquid biopsy sub-sector has come to the spotlight with a compound annual growth rate of 38.5% for the next four years, paving the way for business development in early cancer diagnosis. While current cancer diagnostics relies on canonical cancer markers that are hardly expressed at early stages, we have leveraged the most advanced technology along with our proprietary pipelines to detect early cancers. Unlike our competitors who selectively capture a subset of cells from peripheral blood, we have developed new testing products to detect and profile all critical cell types in the blood with high sensitivity and specificity. Our products can provide new information on the molecular characteristics of cancer cells and infer tumour locations and metastasis sites. These unique features revolutionise the concept of early cancer diagnosis and are critical for both patients and doctors for personalised medicine. So far, we have a team of six people with diverse backgrounds and expertise and incorporate a new company named BioMavericks.
BioPhonics (formerly TunedIn Dx)
BioPhonics is developing consumer and medical devices to automatically detect abnormalities from bodily sounds. They have developed a prototype of an intelligent stethoscope capable of automatic detection of heart diseases. The company’s mission is to produce innovative technology to improve early detection of diseases.
We develop large-scale 3D printers based on cable driven parallel robots. With our robot we will produce highly individual export boxings for manufacturers of large and awkward machines, components, and goods. The boxes will be printed out of recycled plastic and will help our clients to deliver their products safely around the globe. Through additive manufacturing we bring a high degree of automatisation and digitalisation to the production process of export boxing.
CambrIQ provides greenwashing indicators for ESG investing. Our signals provide Ratings on Demand for listed companies. The first Ratings on Demand relates to corporate greenwashing in relation to ESG investing. The Greenwash Ratings on Demand allows investor to gauge future greenwashing behaviour of a company and inform their ESG portfolio investment decisions.
Cain Medical (formerly HealthBayes)
The recent pandemic has accelerated the Government’s ‘Hospital at Home’ (HAH) initiative which pushes patients out of hospitals into community care to help alleviate the immense pressure placed on hospitals. Consequently, there is an urgent need to provide appropriate access to hospital-level monitoring (ECG, pressures), diagnostics (infectious diseases, cardiology) and interventions using point of care (POC) medical devices placed into communities. Such POC devices are utilised in post-hospital but also pre-hospital care, preventing some patients from going into hospital in the first place.
Cain Medical has developed a hardware and software solution to enable secure, real-time data links into hospital networks. Our product enables paramedics, GPs, nursing homes and other satellite sites to be supported by experts in secondary care such as pathology labs and cardiologists. We facilitate time-critical interventions and data-based clinical decision making in line with HAH’s strategic vision to improve patient care and clinical outcomes with more efficient use of resources.
We specialise in medical device integration for hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and pathology. Our solution facilitates the automatic recording of patient data from medical equipment to cut out inefficient manual transcription of data by medical staff, which is labour intensive and prone to errors. This puts us in the strong position to utilize our expertise and extend data transmission beyond the boundaries of hospitals into the community.
More importantly, our product decodes medical information in a standardised format which allows data from different medical devices to be integrated with each other which opens the door for more sophisticated machine learning and AI algorithms to explore diagnostic predictors. Another key feature is our high standard of security. We do not store any clinical data but pass them with two-key, end to end encryption. Information flow is further secured with a bespoke monitoring system that only allows data to pass that match pre-specified features (eg size and volume) defined by the POC device.
The long-term vision of Cain Medical is to provide an infrastructure that facilitates community-based contextualise healthcare by combining multimodal medical data with other social and behavioural determinants which will improve patient care and clinical outcomes.
Carbon Reset intends to help public and private organisations, NGOs, and individuals achieve their carbon offset targets through biological carbon sequestration – tree planting. We aim to plant millions of trees across Africa in the next few decades, reinvesting significant proportions of our revenue into local communities to improve infrastructure for sanitation, clean water, as well as providing educational resources, and technical advice on sustainable construction techniques and materials.
We are starting the project in Chad and will expand throughout Africa over the next few years. We are currently applying for funding at the Royal Academy of Engineering, and have received significant interest in Africa, and around the globe.
Citispotter offers disruptive AI-enabled content analysis technologies to help businesses fight misinformation, harmful content and fake news.
CodiKoat has developed the world’s first anti-viral surface coating that blends electricity and chemistry to provide simple, immediate and long-lasting protection against microbes and viruses, including COVID-19.
Consone AI a disruptive technology platform targeting how decisions are made in the drug development process. Accelerating new medicines to market, reducing cost, time and environmental footprints. The Consone AI platform will empower user decision making by successfully predicting effects and viability of new drugs.
Data Duopoly is driven by data and creativity to create the best possible visitor experience. Our co-founders, Tanuvi, a data whizz, and Erin, a creative wonder, identified a need by venues to better understand their visitors’ behaviours on-site, to improve visitors’ experiences and ultimately increase their revenues. We solve the issue of congestion and frustrations experienced by visitors by facilitating personalised incentives to discover and navigate venues. We provide unique data insights to venues to help them make informed operational and strategic decisions. Our technology is scalable, and we want to be in shopping centres, campuses, event stadiums and visitor attractions worldwide.
Impact investment platform to help UK consumers invest in line with their values through their ISA and pension.
Digitalisation increases business productivity and competitiveness through improved system optimisation and decision making by using the latest IoT technologies. Currently, digitalisation requires the installation of new, invasive, and extensive systems and as a result, mature industries, such as Oil and Gas, Maritime, Mining and Brewing which widely use analogue (manual) gauges to display critical information, have been slow to adopt. The lack of digitalisation in the Oil and Gas industry alone increases costs by $73 billion per year. EyeSea is a small, wireless, cost-effective, and green powered device which reads analogue (manual) gauges in real-time using a camera and image-processing to replace the manual logging of data. By using existing analogue gauges there is zero process disruption, no change to current methods and ease of verification, which removes major barriers to adoption of digitalisation into industries that until now have remained detached from the latest digitalisation methods.
FinCrime Dynamics has a company vision to make the global financial system safer. We aim to do this by accelerating the adoption of new technologies in the fight against financial crime. Our software solution Synthetizor® uses synthetic data generation and financial crime simulations to allow financial institutions to improve their financial crime controls and prevent crime before it happens.
The problem of financial crime remains huge for society and is estimated to total around $1.45 trillion per year in lost output. Financial institutions are still struggling to fight financial crime despite spending of over $200 billion a year on compliance. Regulators are beginning to lose their patience over the inadequate control systems of banks. Over $14 billion of anti-money laundering fines were issued last year and the FCA recently issued a “Dear CEO” letter to retail banks warning them over their weak financial crime controls. The ability to fine tune compliance systems is hindered by the lack of collaboration within the industry. This makes it extremely difficult to prepare for criminal activity before it happens in real life despite other banks having knowledge. While many financial institutions are now exploring the use of machine learning to help fight financial crime, access to large amounts of high quality and very sensitive data to train models remains obstructive.
Our synthetic data generation and financial crime simulation engine provides a new opportunity to improve financial crime control systems. According to Gartner “by 2030 synthetic data will completely overshadow real data in AI models”. Synthetic data allows realistic synthetic data twins of real sensitive data to be generated quickly at large scales but free from the data privacy concerns.
Our product allows synthetic data to be enriched with simulations of labelled financial crime techniques. This enriched data allows banking control systems to be tested, measured through our benchmarking and then iteratively improved. Financial institutions can increase their protection with our growing library of known financial crime typologies as well as create their own bespoke simulations. Labelled typologies allow for better machine learning to now become a possibility. Further to this, we aim to build a collaborative peer benchmark of financial crime control performance which will also benefit wider stakeholders such as regulators, consultants and insurers.
FinCrime Dynamics was founded as Ealax Ltd by Dr Edgar Lopez-Rojas (CTO), an academic and financial crime expert. He holds a PhD in computer science and his research focused on fighting financial crime which gives us a large advantage over our competition. In addition, Dr Lopez-Rojas has consulting experience with the FCA and a number of financial crime systems companies. Following two grants from Innovate UK our product has been developed to an MVP stage and we are now prepared to begin Proof of Concepts with targeted financial institutions.
The team has expanded to include Stephen Quick (CEO) and Kellyann Ripnar (COO). Both have completed MBAs at Cambridge Judge Business School and lead the commercial elements of the business. Their addition adds valuable financial services experience, particularly in the area of digital transformation and strategy. The product team is driven by Daniel Turner-Szymkiewiczk (CPO) and currently consists of three contracted developers.
foodbud.ai platform is a state-of-the-art platform that gamifies the experience of logging information on food habits, dietary preferences, food allergies and health goals and then combines it using machine learning to provide hyper personalised and curated food recommendations to its users. These food recommendations can be categorised into three main segments: grocery food, restaurants dishes and new recipes for self-cooking. Consumers are becoming more aware of “free from” and clean labels and are exploring ways to integrate such products into their lifestyle. This requires for them to try out new products that also suit their taste buds. UK consumers are hesitant to try out new products and need some validation either in the form of online reviews or recommendations by friends or family, which makes them miss out several products that they would have liked more than what they are currently consuming. Although the idea is extremely broad and useful for everyone, the beachhead market for this platform are people who suffer from some form of food allergy or have strict dietary preferences and find it extremely difficult to navigate their food choices. A service of this kind can really help them identify new foods that are more relevant to them and perfectly align with their needs.
Our product helps people run a food business from their home kitchen and enable branding themselves in their local communities. Vendors get an app and a website that makes running their service and finding customers easy. The consumers get convenient access to locally sourced, niche, and authentic dishes with excellent value for money. We are calling this product Foodiano. It is a product of our company Pioseer Ltd.
GetZero is an educational platform to help young people and their families to decarbonise their home through a ‘digital twin’.
Linked to the curriculum and co-designed with students, the GetZero microcourse will provide the educational content, whilst the GetZero app will show a digital twin of their home where they can virtually test out emission reduction behaviours or new technologies, then bring them to life through a series of challenges.
Corporate learning is evolving from a prescriptive, in-house model to a self-directed model with ‘learning as a benefit’ having tremendous signalling value for the new-age employer. However, implementation presents a massive challenge for employers while employees struggle with relevant content discovery. GoPivot is a B2B2C enterprise platform that makes self-directed corporate learning simple and efficient. Our recommendation engine uses machine learning to sift through an extensive selection of content resources to curate a hyper-personalised learning journey for each employee based on their profile, preferences and career goals, thereby facilitating relevant content discovery and focusing on skill-first learning.
Our venture provides the world’s most comprehensive resource for all user manuals. There are 20+ appliances on average at home. We often see that manuals are scattered around the house. Also, many user manuals are not customer-centric, they are easy to lose, difficult to understand, and some of them are useless.
To solve these problems, we will create an ultimate platform. This can be a central resource for user manuals, and people can manage everything about their manuals here. Moreover, we provide simple and graphical manuals which are easiest to understand. We aim to create a better life for all product users; Providing better manuals for users, so they can use products in a better way, and as a result, products will last longer.
The Hungry Bench aims to become the world’s first producer of carbon negative street furniture. By building street furniture out of sequestered carbon and landfill waste, the Hungry Bench provides a sustainable alternative to concrete, wooden and metal benches. We’ve developed a bench that can store up to one tonne of CO2 emissions. There are 100,000 street benches sold on average in the UK each year. If every one of these benches were a Hungry Bench, that would be equivalent to 100,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions stored, forever. The Hungry Bench represents a practical, measurable and scalable solution for public and private institutions to address climate change on a local scale.
Lamina POP aims to make dignified housing more accessible for the 1.2 billion people around the world that currently live without adequate shelter. Our novel construction system uses widely available materials to produce buildings that are simpler, more durable, and much cheaper than what is possible with traditional low-cost housing models for the developing world. We have completed over 15 projects with the Lamina POP system in Guatemala, both independently and in partnership with organisations like Habitat for Humanity, and are now focused on scaling up our operations.
leep is building a job search and recruitment platform for the future workforce. Unlike traditional job search and recruitment platforms that only match businesses to job seekers based on CV and resume alone, leep matches businesses and job seekers based on three main sets of criteria that reflect the workplace preferences of gen z and millennial job seekers: social and environmental impact, diversity, equity and inclusion, and company culture. Our values matching framework makes it quick and easy for jobseekers to find work that matters to them, while also saving time and money for businesses.
Limosaero is developing a low-altitude long-endurance solar powered UAV which has the capability to extend electric UAV flight time up to multiple days, with zero CO2 emissions. Extending the UAVs endurance means longer time aloft and further distances travelled. Limosaero’s product will have a competitive advantage over existing technologies as it sits in a market gap between current aircraft.
Lumino is on a mission to bring better mental health to everyone. Right now, one in five people are experiencing a mental health problem. However, most will have not have access to effective treatment. Our goal is to reinvent how mental health treatment is delivered, through developing truly scalable, world-leading digital therapeutic programmes. We combine a strong focus on clinical outcomes with great design. Lumino is supported by Innovate UK and the Eastern Academic Health Science Network.
MedAi is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered comprehensive digital healthcare platform that will enable millions of healthcare deprived people across the globe to remotely access a range of healthcare services in their language.
Billions across the globe struggle to access basic healthcare services. Unattended health issues often turn into health emergencies and every year worldwide an estimated 180 million people are pushed to poverty due to out-of-pocket emergency health expenditures.
MedAi aims to democratise healthcare by allowing patients to access vital healthcare support anytime from anywhere and prevent this healthcare cost-driven poverty. Actionable clinical insights from its intelligent electronic health record (EHR) module will enable healthcare providers to offer faster diagnosis and recommend patients with tailored guidance for better disease management. Its analytics platform will guide health policymakers and investors to make more data-driven decisions. Its analytical strength will also allow it to deliver health education and promote healthcare products & services in a targeted fashion to bring optimal benefit for both patient and the provider.
We are running a small pilot that involves a research collaboration with a medical college and four private clinics in rural Bangladesh. We aim to launch the platform among 50 million Bengali speaking smartphone owners in Bangladesh and the Middle East by the second quarter of 2023 and expand to Hindi, Urdu, and Arabic speakers by the end of 2023.
Mind Health AI
Mind Health AI is a health tech startup using evidence based psychological interventions to improve health outcomes for people with chronic physical health conditions. Like many chronic illnesses, people with diabetes often become overwhelmed by the psychological burden of their disease. As a result, almost half of diabetics will struggle to cope with the relentless challenge of controlling their blood sugar. The cost of poor mental health in diabetes is estimated to cost the NHS £2.4 billion per year.
Traditional models of delivering therapy have been proven to be effective at improving physical health outcomes in diabetes, but they are neither scalable or affordable. Through our proprietary AI, we are able to deliver personalised treatment plans using a combination of motivational interviewing techniques and cognitive behavioural therapy.
Mind Health AI aims to give users access to the most effective support whenever they need it, wherever they are. We envision a world where emotional intelligent technology allows anyone with a chronic physical health condition to think, feel and live well.
mySymptoms (formerly SkyGazer Labs)
mySymptoms mission is to improve the health of sufferers of chronic gut conditions by nutrition, lifestyle, and outcome analysis. mySymptoms was one of the first digital health companies to launch a smartphone app – ‘mySymptoms’ – in the Apple App Store, followed later by an Android version.
After identifying an emerging market for digital health products, mySymptoms then began development of a data platform to facilitate clinical services, academic and medical research, along with more advanced analytics using machine learning. The company is shortly due to launch a pilot of its new clinical app, moving the company firmly into the clinical marketplace. mySymptoms is currently funded by revenues from its smartphone app, mySymptoms, and is privately held by its two founders, Darren Launders and Damian Helme.
We enable brands to sell unique digital assets without writing a single line of code.
Through our white-label shop platform, brands can easily build fully customisable stores to issue and sell unique digital assets (NFTs). This allows them not only to diversify their revenue streams but also interact with their community in completely new ways.
We are a group of students from a diverse range of disciplines, studying at the University of Cambridge. We first met in the 2021-22 Innovation Programme of the Cambridge MedTech Foundation where we began working on a medical solution to post-operative flap care.
Our solution is designed around our users, with the goal of saving our clients time and money. Our aim is to provide an affordable solution that makes caring easier and better.
Join us on our flap care revolution!
Cambridge BioNexus (formerly Old Neale Analytics)
Cambridge BioNexus builds data tools, analytics systems, and knowledge resources to help biotech investors and drug developers better appraise risk and identify opportunity in the biotech industry. You can think of us as a Bloomberg for Biotech.
Panoramic is an international magazine that seeks to disrupt the existing practices of journalism. Our aim is to focus each issue around one ‘concept’, selecting young writers from around the world who draw on their surroundings to comment on the topic at hand. In addition to these writers, we have interviewed numerous prominent figures such as science writer Tom Chivers, artist Mengwen Cao, film-maker Ruth Novazeck as well as partnered with the World Youth For Climate Justice for our issue on ‘Climate’. For every issue, we curate a diverse set of unfiltered views on one topic. We also work with a team of translators from Cambridge’s Modern Language department to allow writers to write in any first language. We have created a ‘collective’ on Facebook with over 400 keen young writers.
Peace & Pure
Peace & Pure is a premium natural skincare brand that focuses on emotional well-being and self-love. At Peace & Pure, we understand the mind-skin connection. We want to create a brand that its products are not only potent and effective to bring visible improvement for the skin, but also a brand that creates contents, rituals and experiences that will enhance women’s emotional wellbeing. Our products are not merely serving a functional skincare need, they go much beyond that, they create an experience and ritual to connect with one’s inner being, a calming and uplifting experience that serves an essential part of a tranquil daily healing ritual of self-love by nourishing the skin, mind, and spirit. Meanwhile, through all our Marketing channels, we consistently communicate contents that are educational, inspiring for enhancing our customer/audience’s emotional wellbeing, so to fulfil our brand’s promise and mission.
Pebble (formerly Stream)
A mattress topper which uses machine learning and novel sensors to detect the onset of pressure ulcers before they develop on the skin surface to enable early interventions. It monitors patient movement and automates the documentation to provide a holistic solution for the prevention of pressure ulcers.
PeerGrid is a functional video platform that connects students on university campuses to the largest companies around the world. On our platform, channels upload inspiring and stimulating content. This content will be centred around providing in-depth information on business areas and roles within companies to provide real career insights to students. The key feature of PeerGrid occurs after live events where algorithms that we have developed will match users who are of significant value to each other for networking after the event. These users are then placed in a video chat for the networking to begin. We have had significant traction so far in building both our pre-launch user base by signing up university societies and partnering with some of the world’s biggest companies in hosting their graduate recruitment events. PeerGrid has the potential to be a global business as we help to connect companies to talent across the globe. We also believe that many of the reasons that have resulted in PeerGrid gaining so much traction in the UK are even stronger in countries like the United States and India. In terms of building a business out of the platform, there are multiple revenue streams that we will pursue. The first will be selling solutions to companies that struggle with their hiring process, either finding the best quality candidates or accessing a diverse talent pool from which they can hire. Services that PeerGrid will offer include premium events where students of certain profiles are invited to exclusive networking with the staff of that firm and advanced data analytics to improve the firm’s hiring process. Secondly, PeerGrid will offer premium memberships to our users. Premium membership will give increased control over whom the user will match with in the networking process and gives the user even more opportunities to network. As our audience increases both horizontally, in terms of numbers of users, and also vertically as we go beyond university students into young professionals and beyond this will become increasingly valuable.
Nearly half of the food you consumed in the UK today was internationally sourced. In fact, this is a £23 billion market in the UK and an industry that contributes 23% of the global greenhouse emissions. Food withdrawals, rejections and recalls cost the food industry £7 billion annually. This is translated into containers of food being wasted, packaging being thrown away and tonnes of extra greenhouse emissions released. Human mistakes in the quality control process are one of the main drivers of inefficiencies, the main one being the manual inspection of images. This time-consuming, error-prone process is not up-to-date with the advancement of emerging technologies.
At Qtrace we are reimagining the quality control process by automating the inspection of images through algorithms. This solution not only ensures the highest quality of seafood products but promotes trust, transparency and traceability in the value chain.
Join us in revolutionising the seafood trading industry, one picture at a time!
Ever gone to streaming sites like Netflix and you just couldn’t decide what to watch? And every day new streaming sites are coming up. There is a lot of content, and the user spends more time searching than watching. QuirkyByte+ is an app which aims to solve this problem, by recommending content, using a proprietary algorithm. It collects data from all streaming sites, and then recommends content to the user using our own machine learning model. It is loaded with features, which any user will require for entertainment discovery purpose. While most apps, are trying to increase usage time on their apps, we are trying to reduce it, and that is our business model. Just Netflix spends hundreds of millions of dollars for their recommendation algorithm, and yet users are still not finding content easily. With the libraries expanding daily, it is time content discovery becomes easier, and that too for a fraction of the cost for the user with multitude of benefits. All this while saving the most important resource any human has – time.
REUSE2GO (formerly RE.USE)
REUSE2GO – the green way, for takeaway. We are a “return and reuse” logistics system for takeaway food containers. Our mission is to eliminate the use of disposable food boxes in the food delivery and takeaway markets. Our containers are highly durable, heat and leak resistant, traceable by our digital system, can be reused over 1,000 times and ultimately recycled into brand new containers.
Our reusable takeaway system allows savings in waste stream hauling fees, frequent purchasing and transportation of disposable containers, and prevents millions of single-use containers ending up in the natural environment and the need for virgin materials, thereby reducing environmental impacts.
REUSE2GO represents an environmentally friendly, cost-efficient, safe alternative to using single-use containers for takeaway meals.
ROOTSPACE provides a seamless integrated ecosystem providing efficiency in the tenancy journey with effective communication and controls. Some the benefits of our platform include: Integrated Tenancy Creation and Management, Comprehensive Compliance Management for All parties, Maintenance Management, Deposit and Rental Management including Pay-in, Pay-Out and reconciliation for Tenants, landlords and Estate Agents.
Rota Wrangler is a tool that allows business owners or managers to forecast, schedule and share rotas in a secure and GDPR friendly way. We automatically calculate the staffing cost against the predicted sales while providing a better view of staff members availability without the need of having to leave the interface. Using the emerging technologies, we can provide business owners with an overview of their running costs and suggest changes based on historical data. Our goal is to make the rostering process smarter and more efficient while saving time for business owners so that they can focus on the important thing – running their venture.
Super Beans is a health food manufacturer supporting sustainable diets. As one of the best plant-based protein resources, high-quality organic beans are used as our basic ingredient. Our products are packed with dietary fibres as well as many essential vitamins and minerals while also being free of (refined) sugar and artificial sweeteners. Our wide range of products aim to provide specific and balanced nutrients to meet a variety of needs.
tumchi is a personalised nutrition startup on a mission to restore health and balance – for people and the planet. tumchi is a platform that combines microbiome analysis, dietetics, gamification, and machine learning to bring people’s diet back to balance without dieting. tumchi is digitising a personalised balanced diet and aims to make it accessible for everyone.
Reinventing manufacturing inspection for mass customisation.
Turation offers an AI-enabled quality analytics solution that adapts quickly to any changes in manufacturing processes. A single solution can be used in mass customisation, contract manufacturing and across several production stages.
It reduces the cost of poor quality, waste of resources, rework and recall rate, and increases yields prediction accuracy, production line speed and output. Making quality management in manufacturing more flexible and efficient and reducing waste, rework, and recalls
Vector Bioscience Cambridge works with enhanced and targeted treatments for cancer. Our tailored platform technology based on specific porous materials called metal-organic frameworks improve drugs’ efficacy and safety. Vector is a spinout from UCAM.
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Nearly 70% of healthcare providers (HCPs) report experiencing burnout, up 20% from pre-pandemic levels. Burnout among the healthcare workforce leads to medical errors, substandard patient care, and higher rates of turnover. These consequences decrease the quality of care that patients receive and cost our healthcare system > £3 billion annually. Unfortunately, current individual and hospital-based wellbeing solutions struggle with adoption and retention.
Vitalize improves well-being and reduces burnout among healthcare providers. We offer a clinician-centric cognitive behavioural therapy mobile app, and web-based dashboard with robust analytics on staff wellbeing and actionable insights for hospital leadership to more efficiently uncover drivers of burnout at their institutions.
We carried out a survey among all Cambridge Colleges, the result shows that recipe box meal kits – Hello Fresh/Gusto/Simply cook are rarely used by students on campus, while cooked food delivery and frozen food are very popular. We were quite surprised about the result because recipe box meal kits have been around for many years and very well perceived from the UK market.
Youchef is a restaurant meal kit that is specially designed for students, affordable, easy to cook and offer single portion meals, which are the key pain points we identified through research. Youchef achieves a better price than other options by bulk college delivery.
You Okay, Doc?
You Okay, Doc?’s focus is to support the mental health and wellbeing of doctors across the globe. We are a service provider platform that provides support for doctors and have recently extended these services to nurses through You Okay, Nurse? In 2018, 80% of UK doctors were high risk of burnout and were two-four times more likely to die by suicide when compared to the general population. These statistics have been compounded by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and are also echoed throughout the world, with USA and Australia reporting similar figures. Sick days in the NHS due to mental health during the pandemic are estimated to have cost £1.5 billion. The COVID-19 pandemic has facilitated a positive movement towards tackling the mental health issues of healthcare workers.
We take a multifaceted approach addressing this pressing issue and combine evidence-based solutions with practical services that are readily adopted by our end-users and across hospitals nationally.
We provide four flagship programmes underpinned by current research into peer support and trauma support, curated by leading experts and psychotherapists. We have partnered with organisations in the UK and US (including an initiative of Harvard University), a large corporate and are currently piloting our programmes in three NHS trusts and continue to build our network and community worldwide.