This month, Swedish-based IT company Strikersoft signed an eHealth partnership agreement with Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust. They will now work together to leverage a range of health-related IT and mobile application innovations.
The announcement is extremely important for three reasons:
It is no secret that there are increased demands on healthcare providers around the country. Technology is an enabler which can crucially increase access to treatment for patients, enhance our knowledge about disease and illness through data sharing, and improve care and efficiency by reducing the amount of time and resource spent. Cornwall, like every other region in the UK, faces these challenges. Strikersoft brings knowledge from other markets should only be viewed as a benefit to Cornwall.
Second, Cornwall’s health tech sector is full of leading minds who are constantly looking to push boundaries and strengthen the relationship between innovation and technology. This week Invest in Cornwall attended the NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo in Manchester. Both Strikersoft and RCHT were there, but they were also joined by Camborne-based LumiraDX Care Solutions who showcased their ground-breaking patient-facing self-care app – engage. It records health data input by the patient and also keeps individuals digitally connected to their care team. It has the potential to change people’s lives and frees up clinicians’ time. Developed in Cornwall, it is now being used across the UK. It is examples like this that show how impressive the region’s health tech sector is to the rest of the world.
Third, the first stage of this agreement will be that Strikersoft will act in a ‘reseller’ capacity, meaning they will be bringing innovations developed within RCHT to market. It is possible for this to happen because Strikersoft has been able to connect directly with the NHS Trust. Cornwall’s streamlined system – a single NHS Trust and one Clinical Commissioning Group – makes it stand apart for investors as a highly attractive proposition. As a result, Strikersoft has a valuable foothold in the UK market with this entry point.
I am proud that Invest in Cornwall has been able to play a key role in facilitating this partnership by making introductions that RCHT says is “a perfect fit”. We first met with Strikersoft a year ago at Digital Health Days Stockholm. In less than twelve months, the progress made, and opportunities which have arisen, are incredible. Next-generation businesses like Strikersoft are looking for places to build creative solutions for the future and gain a foothold in the UK – Cornwall meets that ambition. This partnership shows how quickly relationships can be built and how exciting the potential is. We look forward to meeting and supporting other companies also looking to take the next step.
Who are TigerX? TIGERX is a visualisation studio, creating bespoke CGI / VR imagery and video for their clients. “What we’re doing is create advertising imagery really. The difference is that CGI is our tool. It’s about selling the dream.” TIGERX was born in Hayle […]Read More
Avanti provides satellite internet to communities left out of the superfast broadband revolution. Not only does the company, which employs 50 staff at its Operational site at Goonhilly Earth Station on The Lizard, help give businesses access to fast and reliable internet connections in rural […]Read More
Be the first to hear the latest news, releases and stories from the UK's most exciting and innovative region
Cornwall’s eclectic mix of work environments offers a variety of opportunities from collaborative seaside co-working spaces through to industrial workshopsSee More
Cornwall’s businesses engage with and attract a highly motivated pool of professionals who are making the most of Cornwall’s unparalleled work/life balance
We work closely with various organisations to introduce your business to finance and funding opportunities throughout the region and beyondSee More
Work hard. Play hard. Live well.See More
Cornwall is home to a uniquely supportive and collaborative business community, and as soon as you arrive, you’ll feel it.See More
1 hour to London. 5 minutes to the beach. Up to 330 MbpsSee More
If you’ve got questions about establishing your business here, or if you’d like to find out exactly how we can support you, get in touch todayFind out more