Health Tech & You Continues to Support Health Tech Pioneers

7 September 2016

Programme committed to discovering, promoting and supporting health tech innovation is launched for a third year

Manchester, 7 September, 2016 - Year 3 of AXA PPP Health Tech & You has been launched today at the NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo 2016. The programme continues to discover, promote and support health tech disruptors, developers and innovators who are shaping the way in which people use cutting-edge technology to manage their health and wellbeing. 

Central to AXA PPP Health Tech & You will be the return of its annual awards programme which identifies developers, designers and businesses that are helping people either in a clinical setting, in the workplace or at home.

Creating this community of health tech inventors and innovators mirrors the NHS five year forward view strategy that wishes to promote a health tech eco system encouraging the uptake of health tech, empowering individuals to be able to manage their own condition and have more control over their health and wellbeing.

This is a view supported by Roy Lilley, a leading health policy analyst and commentator, as well as the author of one of the most well-read e-newsletters for NHS managers. “The talent for creating ground-breaking health tech that is making a real difference to people’s lives is evident. Programmes such as AXA PPP Health Tech & You are an important step in bringing innovation to the forefront for the benefit of all, and I am delighted to support The Health & Care Professional’s Choice category in the third year of the Health Tech & You Awards.” 

Over the last two years, the AXA PPP Health Tech & You programme has brought to the fore a number of health tech pioneers who have a personal motivation to solve problems we all face, from simply the desire to lead a healthier lifestyle to helping a family member with a chronic condition.

The AXA PPP Health Tech & You programme with its partners the Design Museum and think tank, 2020health, is continuing to discover, promote and support the inventors and innovations in the exciting field of health tech. Through investing in these discoveries, AXA PPP healthcare is changing the way in which it helps support the health and wellbeing of its members and members of the general public.

Richard Cooper, Head of Digital Marketing, AXA PPP healthcare says, “We are excited to be launching our third year of the programme which will see a number of industry events as well as the return of the popular Awards. Previous winners and finalists have benefitted through increased awareness, industry partnerships and funding opportunities, so we encourage individuals and companies to enter and join us in building a health tech community.” 

There are six categories for the Health Tech & You Awards programme 2017. Each have a distinct focus from identifying health tech that can support specific needs in society, having the most positive impact for health care providers and identifying individual innovators and organisations that are pioneers within the health technology for the benefit of individuals. Each of the six categories has their own judging and entry approach.

  • The Trending Award
  • The Future Award
  • AXA PPP Health Tech & You Challenge
  • The Health & Care Professional’s Choice
  • The Health Tech & Age Award
  • The Wow! Award