We’re pleased to announce that we’ve been awarded a place on the Electronic Engineering & Software Development Consultancy Framework, to support the Health Tech Hub at the University of the West of England.

The University of the West of England, together with partners University of Bristol, Academic Health Science Network, Designability, Sirona Care, Dycem and P3 Medical have recently commenced a new Health Technology Hub (HTH) project. The HTH is supporting small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) within the West of England region to create and bring to market new health technology products, particularly focussed on independent living and ‘citizen-centric’ health. The HTH provides a package of support to eligible SMEs, including practical assistance, for example to support the development of prototypes or to test new products, as well as specialist expertise. The aim of the HTH initiative is to reduce the cost and risk associated with product development and thus improve companies’ rates of innovation to reduce the time to market. The 2014-2020 European Regional Development Fund, the Local Growth Fund and the University of the West of England are jointly funding this initiative.

As a dynamic technology company, who specialise in providing software development services – MK9 Development are ideally placed to help the HTH support SMEs with prototyping and full production development of software products. We’re incredibly excited about this and can’t wait to get started.