Members of the cluster are starting to complete membership forms – some of this information is included below to give a description of the organisations and individuals involved. More members will be added regularly.
If buyers want to work with local SMEs, this is a useful resource to highlight local organisations and their capabilities. If you want to find out more about a member, contact the organisation or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Technology SMEs and Individuals within the Liverpool City Region
Jing Ouyang is an academic foundation doctor in Endocrinology at Aintree University Hospital and the current Peter G Milner Fellow in Medical innovation and Entrepreneurship.
His principal company is Aergo Ltd. a medical device start-up that develops dynamic postural support devices for those in wheelchairs enabling remote postural adjustment and 24 hour pressure monitoring.
Atticus Technology Solutions provides professional consultancy, planning and implementation for IT Systems and Infrastructure. We listen to and understand our customers and their line of business; provide suitable, cost effective solutions and then ensure those solutions are properly maintained and protected.
We are currently working with two local healthcare organisations of a significant size providing consultancy, implementation and support.
The AQUARATE system is a Fluid Balance Kit, to give accurate and automatic monitoring and recording of patient’s fluid balance, to assist nurses in healthcare settings.
Care Innovation is a company founded by people who have decades of experience creating and delivering innovative assistive technology solutions for integrated health and social care, assistive services and housing. Working with the latest mobile, Internet of Things and consumer digital technologies, Care Innovation delivers significant value for money to its customers and their service users, carers, and health and care professionals across the UK and international markets.
Learn more about our products and services at www.careinnovation.co.uk/
Choice Teleradiology provides access to UK medical expertise via our international Telehealth platform. This includes 1st & 2nd opinion, specialist reviews, medico-legal, and clinical trials. We have the technology and expertise to review any Xray/CT/MRI/PET scans within 24 hours from anywhere in the world. We having leading specialists that report for Premiership football and rugby teams, Royal Col-lege of Radiology gold star award winners, and world renowned professors of On-cology & Cardiology all available to us.
We also bring innovation into telemedicine by working on artificial intelligence al-gorithm projects in Radiology
These are exciting times for Citrus Suite; we’re creating new IP including a portfolio of innovative mobile health and wellbeing products. These original ideas are attracting the attention of market leading organisations.
Clients, partners and supporters include Penguin Books US, Random House Digital, Disney, Creative England, Liverpool CCG, John Moores University and Mersey Care NHS Trust.
With an evolving portfolio of award-winning digital experiences for iPhone, iPad, Android, PC, Mac and Web; mHealth (mobile health) is a really interesting space for us. The experienced developers and designers in the Citrus team come from a games industry background and we’ve applied some of these skills to look at the challenges in health and personal wellbeing. We always aim to create user-focussed digital innovations that entertain, engage and empower. We’re keen to connect up with the right knowledge partner for each project; interesting things start to happen when you get overlaps between large commercial organisations, science networks, academics, health providers and agile technology companies like Citrus Suite.
Some of Europe’s most renowned figures in tech, enterprise and investment have highlighted Citrus’ strong growth promise and potential to disrupt the sector with true innovation. Over the next couple of years we’re focussed on our products and we’re eager to discuss new ventures with forward-thinking organisations and individuals.
Chris Morland, CEO, Citrus Suite
CSols Ltd is a software company with a longstanding pedigree in laboratory automation, system integration and data management. The company’s passion is to develop innovative software enhance laboratory workflows to make a significant impact on productivity, efficiency and quality. CSols have successfully applied their core products and expertise across clinical laboratories worldwide. The software solutions are developed to improve the performance of various analytical techniques and apply to any laboratory instruments/analysers with PC based workstation controllers expanding into, as well as the field of diverse mass spectrometric methods for selective assay analysis.
CSols software products seamlessly connect instruments and sample introduction/preparation systems to a wide range of different laboratory IT middleware and LIMS/LIS systems, help with the data management of quality control materials for compliance with ISO15189, enable flexible sample labelling and management, allow for intelligent automation of instruments and enable remote, web-based control and management of instrumental analysis at any time and from any location.
CSols commitment to research creates the advantage of a real-time architecture for its software products to bring additional functionalities to clinical laboratories. The software solutions can be tailored towards each customer’s needs to ensure highest performance and to meet each laboratories standard operating procedure (SOPs). Through increased productivity and quality through more confidence in result quality, all the software products are improving turnaround times and hence patient satisfaction and outcomes.
Find out more:
Tel: +44 (0)1928 513535
Fax: +44 (0)7006 061106
Damibu is a health technology studio based in Liverpool. At Damibu we use Co-Creation & Human Centred Design to create a variety of solutions including mobile applications, websites and server based projects for NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups, NHS Hospital Trusts, councils and other public bodies.
DigiCreDis is a disabled-led business, which came into being in early 2010, created as limited company in 2012. Started by a Games and New Media developer, Max Zadow, its mission was to take advantage of the multiple benefits the digital revolution offered to disabled people and explore innovations in health and social care tech. We recognised that the lives of disabled persons could be considerably enhanced by advances made in mobile communications and medical devices.
EyeCalm is a commercial, service providing online healthcare delivery for patients with corneal drying due to chronic external eye diseases. This problem accounts for up to 20% of all NHS eye clinics referrals.
These patients are intensely symptomatic, but the risk of damage to the eye or visual compromise is very low.
The system promotes evidence based treatment by self-management techniques alone, avoiding the need for repeated attendance in General Practice, Hospital referrals and costs of drug treatment.
EyeCalm is registered with MHRA and has successfully passed through FDA oversight.
Fact array is a response to the change in UK Law that now mandates informed consent for all medical interventions.
The online programme underpins informed patient choice by displaying all material risks and benefits in a clear and clean fashion.
GLOBAL-365 is a commercial organisation with a very serious social justice agenda. We are currently focused on:
- helping the 4.5m people living in fuel poverty in the UK to escape from the trap of having to pay for their electricity and gas in advance at far higher prices than credit customers pay
- enabling all stakeholders to benefit from Direct Payments by developing a highly automated Direct Payments Management System
William Wilson CEO email@example.com 07785 393 576
Hear Ear securing clip was developed when Barbara Lawrence’s mum lost 4 hearing aids in hospital and in care homes. She has dementia and resides in a nursing home relying on carers to tend to her personal needs including her hearing aid. Having the Hear Ear attachment to her hearing aid allows all members of staff to be aware of its location.
The device has been approved by the NHS Supply Chain and Barbara has contracted to Puretone Ltd to market into the NHS.
Horizon SciTech is a provider of strategic and innovation support to science and technology organisations and SMEs in other sectors. This support includes market and sector analysis, business model and value proposition design and project management. We work with a number of NHS organisations around innovation, R&D and support for SMEs and e-health projects such as app development.
Contact Tim Meehan on 07817766916 or Justin Wrench on 07401164796 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Immersive Interactive offer unique learning spaces that provide an unrivaled experience for training and teaching in virtual settings. The company has three key markets at present that generates its revenue: education, with particular emphasis on special needs; medical simulation training for medical and emergency services; and latterly our work with universities that are researching the dementia market.
For more information please visit immersive.co.uk or contact Peter Salt on 01704 548396.
KRTS International Ltd provides unique innovative transformational eHealth solutions for psychological health and wellbeing under the KRTS Power to…brand. KRTS also provides consultation and bespoke training to support and complement their digital products. We currently have 3 new products under construction.
Contact Cath Kerr email@example.com Tel +44 (0)1204 308368/ +44 (0) 787 6517139
LocumTap is a software solution for the management of temporary staffing in healthcare organisations. The product supercharges the temporary staffing office, significantly reduces admin burden and automates clinician-shift matchmaking. It was built in partnership with Chelsea-Westminster Hospital Trust, where it has generated hundreds of thousands of pounds in cost benefit for the trust since launch.
We are developing an exercise machine / system for use in sport, fitness and physiotherapy. The machine uses advanced magneto rheological properties to provide resistance and allow precision monitoring locally at the machine interface and remotely via the net. We are working on a potential JV with Liverpool John Moores University to deploy advanced body sensor technology to enhance the system further.
Additionally, we are the design of a VR based user interface to create a Virtual Reality training environment.
The company is a startup working on an e-health app for diabetic & gluten intolerant people as well as manufacturing food products for these groups under the brand (S)LOW™. Our website, www.s-low.co.uk, provides free resources, tips and recipes for people with diabetes, prediabetes, gluten sensitivity and people interested in following a healthy lifestyle. We also write about food poverty and food sustainability in an easy, accessible way. We’d love to hear from you, just drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Milky Tea is a game and VR development studio based in Liverpool. Established in 2005, the studio brings together some of the best talent from the world of console, mobile and VR game development to offer design, production and publishing services across console, PC, MAC and mobile platforms. As well providing leading edge VR solutions the studio also specialises in “serious gaming” solutions, working with globally renowned brands to help educate employees and deliver key messages to specific market segments.
Contact Name: Jonathan Holmes (Managing Director)
There is growing evidence that health and care apps can improve outcomes for populations however, there is currently little independent review to ensure their effectiveness, safety or value to users and professionals. This limits user and professional confidence and constrains the opportunity for the UK population to take advantage of apps to address major health demographic issues while potentially reducing load on public resources. The sheer scale of emerging apps in this key area also actively inhibits the use of these services, as patients, carers and their health and care professionals struggle to find the right solutions. Finding a clear and trusted pathway through these congested waters is a critical enabler of any wider digital health strategy. ORCHA provides the solution. It delivers a clear and robust approach to the review, validation and dissemination of these services and through this core capability creates an attractive powerful and multifaceted digital health hub that patients, carers, health and care professionals and developers themselves are all able to utilise to drive this critical agenda.
Red Ninja are a design-led digital technology company specialising in co-creation, sensor technologies, mobile/web application development, electrical engineering data science and product design and data science. They work with health professionals to create products for the UK National Health Service to prevent falls in hospitals. Red Ninja have designed wearable technology to help people with acquired brain injuries to cook and complete household tasks. Red Ninja design and develop award winning mobile apps that help to and support people with mental health issues. Red Ninja are currently creating an Internet of Things platform that empowers mothers to bond with their premature newborn babies in using sensors and mobile technology.
Red Ninja believe the best technologies for improving health care are those products that have health professionals at the heart of the design process.
Theft and losses of patient’s property are increasing year on year and cause an unnecessary financial burden on an already overstretched service. Disposable storage for patient’s valuables, Secureabag is an economical product which is intended to be provided to each patient by the care home, hospital, medical unit, military or service improving the standard of service and care. This means that valuable, religious comforts, glasses, dentures and sentimental items can be kept near to the patient providing reassurance to them during their ordeal. The bags are fastened securely, disposable and can be used in a sterile environment if necessary. If there is no separation period then there is no opportunity for belongings to be lost or stolen.
Nicola – email@example.com
Efficient care-monitoring, especially with the growing number of elderly, people with chronic conditions, and with multiple NHS providers is challenging! That’s why you need software that isn’t!
SymlConnect creates innovative and user-centric design technology to provide a superior level of patient-specific care delivery, anywhere anytime. The smart secured solutions are co-created and co-designed with academics and clinicians. The solutions actively reduce duplication and human errors, adding value by flagging up amber alerts for preventative care and avoidable visits or emergencies. Syml DynaForms+ is a fully accredited EMIS product supporting GP practices achieving better clinical time efficiency, especially with offline mobile work.
Tookie products are patient/parent and clinician driven innovations and appeal immensely to patients/carers and clinicians – addressing unmet needs of patients,. The health benefits of all Tookie designs are broad – with the fundamental ethos of enabling patients using to return to a life with greater levels of normality, freedom & independence – “A LIFE MORE NORMAL” – enabling more active participation in activities of their choice. The Tookie range comprises a portfolio of vests – wearable supportive medical devices for the central venous catheter
Dysphagia (swallowing disorder) can cause choking, malnutrition, dehydration, aspiration, pneumonia and death. It is estimated to affect 8% of the general population and is prevalent among the elderly, particularly following stroke and in the end stage of dementia. Over 50% of nursing home residents have dysphagia. One of the most common ways to manage dysphagia is to thicken drinks. But it is important to provide drinks of the correct consistency for each individual – not too thin and not too thick. Currently there is no practical, reliable, cost-effective way to accurately test that a drink is at the prescribed consistency.
Viscgo Limited are developing an innovative, low-cost, quick, easy and simple drink thickness tester to make sure that each and every drink is at the prescribed consistency.
Better Through Innovation
We believe there is always a better way of doing things, we partner with knowledgeable people to conceive and scale digital products that open new markets or disrupt existing ones.
Nova – Case Study
Nova has been delivering a digital innovation programme in partnership with Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust since March 2016. Through this partnership, Nova are solving real healthcare challenges through creating digital tools and applications. We then supply our digital creations to other NHS Trusts and healthcare delivery systems all around the world.
Our partnership brings together the knowledge and expertise of the award-winning Alder Hey Innovation Hub with Nova, Liverpool’s leading digital innovator. Our co-location with the busiest children’s hospital in Europe means that our team are be able to quickly validate and solve problems experienced by staff in the NHS every day.
Public bodies and professionals
Liverpool City Council (LCC) Adult Social Care provides services and support for disabled people who may have a physical or sensory impairment, adults with learning disabilities, people with mental ill health and adults whose independence is at risk due to age or frailty. We also provide services to those people who may be at risk of abuse or neglect.
The LCC iNnovation Network (iN), is a group of Liverpool commissioners, service providers, user-led organisations, creatives and technologists who came together to unpick some of the big challenges facing the delivery of quality health and social care services in a time of austerity.
In particular the iNnovation Network is keen to promote technology and collaboration as ways of stimulating innovation in the social care market
NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is responsible for planning and buying most NHS services for the people of Liverpool, including the care people receive at hospitals and in community clinics. This process is known as commissioning. Since April 2015 we have also had responsibility for GP services in Liverpool.
Alder Hey Children’s hospital has embarked on an award winning innovation programme.
The Hospital’s Innovation Service operates from a 1000m2 Innovation Hub which provides a space for health care professionals, industry and academia to drive the best of new technology into healthcare.
Working with key technologies including Artificial Intelligence, Sensors and Virtual Reality, the team helps partners create, develop and test new innovations.
Academic and Research
The Centre works in partnership with interested partners to provide an open environment in which to innovate and validate potential solutions to the real life challenges of living every day with a long-term health condition. Activity within this open innovation environment is focused through a ‘living lab’ approach which has been systematically developed through the Centre’s participation on the Innovate Dementia project, a European funded project. The Centre collaborates with SMEs to co-design, co-create, co-produce, co-customise, and evaluate user-driven products and services.
Health and Social Care Providers (working in the Liverpool City Region)
Chinese Wellbeing delivers a suite of services that aim to:
- Enable independent living.
- Promote physical, mental, social and economic well-being.
- Support community involvement.
- Enable a better route for community engagement.
- Advocate on behalf of our clients – and help them develop and use their own voices.
- Provide information – to clients and about the needs of our client, to Government, local agencies and the community at large.
Our core services include:
- Domiciliary Care and Respite Services – Rated Outstanding by CQC Report March 2017
- Personal Wellbeing Service provides a Personal Assistant to support independent living.
- Evergreen Wellbeing Club provides a luncheon club, peer support, health and wellbeing talks and focused activities around the 5 Ways to Wellbeing.
- Dementia Support services include Tea House Reminiscence, Dementia Support Network, Drop in Service, Dementia Homecare
- Transition Service for 55+ to help support significant lifestyle changes following crises points such as bereavement, diagnosis of a chronic long term health condition, moving in to residential care.
- Cultural Awareness training
- Interpretation and translation services
Embrace provides support to adults with learning disabilities, mental health support needs and physical disabilities in their own homes (supported living). This is normally 1:1 support and shared support, provided by support workers. We support people to maintain their tenancies, live independently and access the local community. Our aim is to enable people to reduce reliance on paid support through skill development and innovative use of assistive technology. Our person centred approach ensures that individuals are supported to achieve their aims and outcomes, maximising their independence and life opportunities.
Liverpool Adult Services is a Supported Living Service providing community care and support to people with a learning disability. At present we are supporting around 45 individuals to develop skills in order to become as independent as possible. We have a number of flats and houses which offer accessible supported accommodation for individuals who have a learning disability. Individuals are supported to sustain their own tenancy and, if they choose, to access all the opportunities and facilities that living in Liverpool, the European Capital of Culture in 2008, can offer them
Henshaws is a charity that supports people living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities/ long term conditions to achieve their ambitions and go beyond expectations.
We offer a wide range of services to over 6000 clients across the North of England.
- Community Services: empowering people to make informed choices about their future
- Digital Vision: Offering new services and products that will be targeted to allow uptake of our existing IP, platforms and new initiatives by using digital channels to outreach to the VI community.
- Product review and training: working closely with our clients to develop and enhance digital and technological products/services, training in effective use of assistive technology
- Arts & Crafts: supporting people living with a range of disabilities to discover their talents, put them into practice and realise their full potential.
- Specialist College: empowering children and young people living with a disability to progress and live life the way they want.
- Housing & Support: enabling people of all ages living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities to live more independently.
HCL are an innovative and proactive domiciliary care provider in Liverpool established in 1994. We have a history of working collaboratively with a range of providers and voluntary organisation to support the Healthy Liverpool Programme and to share and promote good practice
We are trailblazers in implementing new technology having implemented the Everylife Pass system across our whole service ,enabling us to install digitalised care plans across the service. Ensuring quality outcomes are identified and monitored
We work with the local SME’s and digital providers to test and promote new products
Our social commitment is to purchase all goods locally supporting local business and recruit locally to support the local economy
The Care Homes Partnership is committed to developing the residential care services in Liverpool to ensure:
- Provision meets all the needs of older people in Liverpool and their families.
- Good practice is shared across care homes.
- Cost savings and efficiencies can be generated through collaborative working and joint procurement.
- The sector can conduct or contribute to research and development activities related to residential care e.g. dementia, physical activity.
- The sector can develop links with other sectors to ensure innovation exists in the care home sector – e.g. developing the use of technology in care homes.
MCJA is a locally developed Home care provider in the Liverpool City Region and provides home care services to people in their own homes
With many years’ experience in the social care sector, the proprietors and management of MCJA pride ourselves on offering a highly professional care and support service for all people who use our service.
The services we provide include:
- Personal care
- Sitting Service
- Community Service
- Domestic Service
- Night Service
- Respite Service
- Dementia Service
- Palliative Services
MIBA Health is dedicated to person–centred care in our mission to fulfil the healthcare needs of our customers by exceeding their expectations in providing trusted, reliable services with excellence in quality and value for money. Our services include Women’s Health through Gynaecology and Fertility Clinics, a wide range of clinical-based Ultrasound Screening for men and women, Reablement Domiciliary Care and Online Video Doctor Appointments
Red Hazels Developments Ltd is a wholly owned trading subsidiary of Alternative Futures Group (AFG), one of the largest health and social care charities in the North West of England. The company was established in March 2015 with the intention of exploring diverse and profitable commercial ventures on behalf of its parent charity, providing a vital source of unrestricted income to help AFG deliver even more services to vulnerable adults throughout the North West. Red Hazels currently offers a varied portfolio of services, from consultancy in a range of business functions and care provision, to serviced office solutions from its base in Prescot, Knowsley. Our ambition is to expand this portfolio even further through the pursuit of diverse investment and partnership opportunities and therefore welcome discussions with stakeholders in any number of business fields.
Urgent Care 24 provides urgent care services across the North West, working in three main sectors: GP Out of Hours; NHS 111 and Community Services. As a not-for-profit Social Enterprise, we work closely with people, partners and communities to deliver services that focus on quality and care.
Wellbeing Enterprises (WE) is an award winning social enterprise and a leading light in community approaches to health and wellbeing.
WE empower people to take control of their health, living happier, longer lives, by:
• Educating professionals and the public
• Delivering evidence-based interventions unlocking the potential of people and communities
• Collaborating with people and partners to deliver large-scale health and social care programmes
WE recognise the challenges facing our communities and the health and social care system. Unless we invest in prevention, demand will increase beyond the capacity of an already stretched system. For over ten years WE have worked with people and professionals to find creative ways of improving health and wellbeing by looking beyond traditional medical approaches and contributing to demand management strategies.
Angie Carter Consultancy provides a tailored service to commissioners and provider organisations, enabling them to make the most of emerging Assisted Living Technologies
Expertise includes working with organisations to consider how the use of technologies will enable them to improve their service offering through achieving greater outcomes for customers and commissioners alike. Services include project planning, stakeholder engagement and project implementation.
Mountains and Molehills offers professional and bespoke support to individuals and families, who want assistance in being able to plan for and live the life they want to lead and that makes sense to them, particularly where health and social care challenges are getting in the way. This can range from assistance with problem solving; solution finding; making the most of assistive technology; help with self advocacy; working with multidisciplinary teams; support planning and support brokerage – using personal budgets, personal health budgets and / or own funding.
Bartle Read is a specialist firm of patent attorneys. We advise on protection for innovative products and processes, including
– early stage evaluation of technology-related projects,
– drafting, filing and prosecution of patent and design applications in the UK and around the world,
– disputes relating to intellectual property.
Cluster members in need of advice relating to any aspect of intellectual property are more than welcome to contact us to arrange a free meeting to discuss their project or problem.
With over 25 years experience in public relations and marketing, Kenyons is a fullservice agency based in Liverpool City Centre. Our services include, but are not limited to, digital marketing, public relations, web design, graphic design, videography, and
We’ve worked with many of the city’s most well-known businesses across the public and private sectors, and have extensive experience working with almost every industry.
RMG is a headhunting consultancy with a difference.
We don’t just aim to find exceptional personnel: we look for talented individuals who’ll make a lasting difference and add value to each of our clients’ businesses.
Working across a range of sectors, on both a national and international level, our team of dedicated consultants pride themselves on having the specialist knowledge and experience needed to find the right people, every time. Of course, this success also relies on a thorough appreciation of each client’s business, something we go out of our way to achieve. Many clients regard us as a vital part of their business strategy, exemplified by the fact that several clients have continually retained our services for over a decade.
RTC North is one of Europe’s leading technology transfer companies with a trusted reputation for delivering services in innovation and business growth.
Specialising in the commercialisation of new products and services, we work with individuals, businesses and the public sector to help create more innovative and vibrant economies.
We have vast experience of helping organisations with all stages of the innovation and IP commercialisation process and currently use this expertise to support partners at a UK regional, national and European level.
RTC North is also a lead UK partner in the worlds’ largest business support network – Enterprise Europe Network – and has established relationships with partners in Asia as well as North and South America.
Other (outside Liverpool City Region)
Launched in 2015, everyLIFE Technologies is rapidly transforming social care through its intelligent care management platform, The PASSsystem. Eliminating time consuming paperwork, and dramatically reducing the risk of medicines mismanagement through the real time delivery and analysis of digital care notes, everyLIFE is driving up quality of care, while also delivering break through efficiencies and service compliance.
Real time provision of care record data is helping care providers meet NICE guidance, CQC, CSSIW and Care Inspectorate standards. Working in close collaboration with social care providers and the NHS, everyLIFE is part of a new wave of digital healthcare agents seeking to understand, shape and address tomorrow’s challenges, while also meeting today’s. The PASSsystem is unique and is the only digital care management system that is NICE compliant, referenced in CQC and Care Inspectorate reports, and recommended by NHS England.
Sitekit is a healthcare technology company with a mission to help people live longer, healthier and happier lives, assisted by joined-up digital services.
Having worked in collaboration with the NHS since 2004, Sitekit is committed to developing software solutions that improve health and care delivery, enabling the most vulnerable in our society to live healthily and independently through the use of digital technology that the citizen already uses or has straightforward access to. Sitekit is delivering this vision by collaborating with NHS, university and industry partners.