Pfizer’s London healthcare innovation hub to continue
Following an oversubscribed first year, Pfizer Ltd has opened applications to the second cohort of Pfizer Healthcare Hub: London.
The initiative, which began in 2017, helps established start-up companies, innovating at the cross-section between health and technology, to grow.
The Healthcare Hub is a part of a global network of Pfizer innovation hubs, including existing centres in Berlin, Stockholm, Sydney, North America and Tel Aviv.
Speaking about the 2018 Hub launch, Erik Nordkamp, managing director of Pfizer UK, said “Following the success of the 2017 UK Hub, I’m delighted to continue the programme again this year.
“We’re seeing remarkable innovation in healthcare here in the UK, with technology rapidly maturing to meet the needs of patients and clinicians.
“Analytics, telemedicine and consumer facing apps which accommodate multiple conditions are just some of the technological trends impacting health.
“Pfizer is committed to continuing to support health tech start-ups in the quest to improve health.”
Dr Hamish Graham, Pfizer Healthcare Hub: London manager, added: “Digital maturity is coming to the NHS and other UK health services in 2018.
“Technology is being used to explore innovation at every level of the NHS, to help address some of the serious health challenges patient providers face.
“Taking incredible innovations and turning them into practical applications will be vital to help improve the delivery of healthcare for patients while generating efficiencies so health systems can meet the demands for the people they support.”
Published: 05 April 2018