Congratulations to our partners Surrey and Borders Partnership and the University of Surrey on their successful £1.6 million bid to fund a health technology accelerator centre on the Surrey University campus, informed by a study tour to Denmark.

KSS AHSN has led a number of tours to Denmark, and Des Holden, KSS AHSN’s Medical Director, said these trip are now paying dividends:

“Key stakeholders from academia, the Surrey Heartlands Academy and provider trusts, most notably Surrey and Borders Partnership, had been on previous trips and seen first hand how such centres enable health and social care providers, citizens who become trusted users, academics and industry to come together to co-design better care solutions.

“Some of these trips lit the flame, and our most recent trip put the finishing touches to how the value of the successful bid would be realised.

“We’ve moved from us watching Denmark a little enviously, to Denmark applauding our vision and our opportunity.”

KSS AHSN will now be working with the Surrey Heartlands Academy to develop the pipeline of projects into the health technology accelerator.

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