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UKBAA Future Forward shone a spotlight on the incredible opportunities for investment in Health Tech

UKBAA Future Forward shone a spotlight on the incredible opportunities for investment in Health Tech

On 21st June, UKBAA presented Future Forward: Investing in Health Tech, in partnership with SETsquared, and explored the incredible opportunities for investment within the health tech and digital health sectors.

Future Forward Investing in Health Tech will dive deep into the Health Tech opportunity and explore what makes the sector such an exciting area for investors. With continual changes to lifestyles and approaches to maintaining health, along with unprecedented strains on our healthcare system and ongoing challenges to equal access to care, there is a constant need for innovation in an ecosystem demanding disruption. By harnessing technology and super charging things like AI and Machine Learning, Health Tech has the power to catapult us into the future and create sustainable change for patients and doctors alike.

We welcomed an impressive group of leading investors and industry experts to join in a panel discussion which explored why now is the time to invest in health tech and how fusing technologies like AI, machine learning, blockchain and more contribute to game-changing solutions and disruption in healthcare.

The panel included:

  • Dr John Lee Allan, Managing Partner, RYSE Asset Management
  • Barbara Domayne-Hayman, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Francis Crick Institute
  • Dr Ben Evans, Managing Director, InHealth Ventures
  • Dr Iris Good, Chair, Imperial College Enterprise Fund
  • Gillian Leng CBE, Healthcare advisor & former Chair, NICE
  • Roderick Beer, Managing Director, UKBAA (moderator)

Health Tech is a global powerhouse for investors and offers the opportunity to create long-term change to our healthcare system and the ways we engage with patient care from prevention through diagnoses and treatment. This panel explored why investing in health tech is so vital and what makes the UK a hotbed for innovation and leading competitor on the global stage. Dialling in on the trends turning heads and opportunities emerging, our experts pulled back the curtain on why the digital health market is one of the most lucrative in the world.

You can watch the panel on the UKBAA Future Forward page here.