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Sheffield Hallam announces businesses for health tech accelerator

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Sheffield Hallam University has welcomed 12 national and international SMEs onto its accelerator programme.

The health tech businesses will receive up to £20,000 of support to accelerate product development and help bring new health products and services to market.

The accelerator brokers academic expertise from across the university to deliver R&D support to businesses.

The inaugural Wellbeing Accelerator programme in 2020 saw 20 businesses supported by academics at Sheffield Hallam, including sleep-tech start-up SleepCogni.

The company recently raised more than $2million to commercialise into the US market.

Ryan Sylvester, programme manager for the Wellbeing Accelerator, said:

“The most interesting part of the programme for me is the application stage, seeing the breadth of talent and ingenuity in how applicants are finding ways to address challenges people face on an everyday basis, not least those living in South Yorkshire.

“The chosen companies are a great representation of the diverse cohort of impactful companies we were looking to bring together, and the team are looking forward to helping them achieve their goals in the UK.”

Among the successful applicants is Motion Exercise CIC. The company designs and remotely delivers interactive and inclusive exercise programmes tackling social isolation and increasing physical activity, amongst older adults.

Zeezy Qureshi, CEO and co-founder of Motion Exercise CIC, said:

“We’re delighted to have been selected to take part in the AWRC Wellbeing Accelerator.

“Our mission with Motion Exercise is to empower older adults across the UK to live happy and healthy lives, through our tailored exercise programmes.

“The accelerator will be a fantastic opportunity for us to further evidence the impact our programmes have, develop our skills as a young team coming out of University and connect with experts across a variety of fields.”

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