One of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world, Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) that has serious commitment in healthcare solution , has join forced with Wayra, a start-up accelerator owned by Telefónica Open Future, to launch their first preventing healthcare start-up program in UK, Velocity Health, for searching the best preventative tech startups.
“Technology is revolutionising how we manage healthcare and the UK can be at the heart of it. Digital start-ups are at the forefront of this innovation, said Mike Nally, MSD’s managing director.
To accomplish the goal, the selected startups will be joined with others 100 startups that already being supported by Wayra. They will be injected by up to 64k GBP, and have 10-month period mentoring. And they will also have wide access to MSD’s resources and Wayra’s facilities, as well as 300m Telefonica’s customer base, to develop their innovation and brilliant ideas in digital preventing healthcare solution.
MSD wishes their investment via Velocity Health could make a big help and a real impact to NHS Five Year Forward Plan for indentifying and preventing the rise of major diseases amongst an ageing population in the UK.
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