Wayra and GE Healthcare have launched an accelerator programme across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region to support digital health start-ups to develop AI applications for healthcare. Seeking start-ups and scale-ups to accelerate the transformation of healthcare alongside GE Healthcare, healthcare providers and Wayra UK.

Applications close on 5th April.
Apply now: https://www.wayra.uk/programs/emea-edison-tm-accelerator

Watch Patricia Nicola, Head of Venture Development & Partnerships at Wayra UK, open the call for the EMEA Edison™️ Accelerator with GE Healthcare!

What is the EMEA Edison™ Accelerator?

The EMEA Edison™ Accelerator is a start-up and scale-up acceleration & healthcare provider collaboration programme designed by GE Healthcare in partnership with Wayra UK. It brings together healthcare providers, start-ups and scale-ups who want to leverage the GE Healthcare environment and mentoring to enhance their value proposition. It is designed to introduce GE Healthcare’s Intelligence Platform Edison, to a growing developer community and create a stronger value proposition in the healthcare sector. The EMEA Edison™ Accelerator is co-designed with healthcare provider institutions to empower and enable digital health start-ups and scale-ups to accelerate innovative solutions and address new challenges to the healthcare sector. The programme is focused on innovation adoption, launching solutions for validated problem statements with active participation from healthcare provider partners.

  • The Edison Accelerator will initially support six start-ups in its first cohort, which will focus on applying AI to medical imaging, operational AI in oncology and the use of AI to improve the patient experience.
  • Start-ups joining the programme will focus on three aspects of their proposition – innovation, adoption and integration.
  • The companies will aim to fully realise their proof of concepts, which if successful will provide them with access to GE Healthcare’s Edison platform.
  • This platform enables rapid and compliant design, development and deployment of various applications and will ultimately give the start-ups access to GE Healthcare’s clients.
  • In addition, a network of mentors from sectors including healthcare technology, business development and investment will support the start-ups throughout the programme.

The future of innovation will be about working across silos and collaborating across the healthcare ecosystem, including start-ups, research centres, hospitals and clinicians,

said Catherine Estrampes, president and chief executive officer, Europe, Middle East & Africa, GE Healthcare.

The Edison Accelerator brings together leading technology providers, developers and academic institutions under a single, connected ecosystem to create real impact from the bottom line to better patient outcomes,

she added.

Innovation Challenges

The EMEA Edison™ Accelerator has launched innovation challenges with healthcare providers to find solutions across: ease of use of Imaging AI by healthcare providers, eliminating waiting rooms with AI and digital technologies and improving healthcare consumer engagement and experience.

Find more information: https://www.gehealthcare.co.uk/products/edison-accelerator


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