The third edition of “Warsaw-London Bridge” took place on Tuesday, 27 November 2018, at the British Embassy Warsaw. Organised in conjunction with the PL-UK Year of Entrepreneurship, Science and Innovation, the meeting was agreed upon during the UK-Poland Intergovernmental Consultations held in Warsaw in December 2018. It brought together some 100 representatives of the healthtech sector in Poland and the UK, including healthcare institutions, government, investors, and eHealth startups.
During the meeting, investors and innovators had the chance to learn what is new in the healthtech sector, and to share knowledge, ideas and best practices in the field of innovation for healthcare. They also used the opportunity to network and create new opportunities for cooperation.
Ambassador Jonathan Knott said upon opening the event:
The UK’s eHealth sector is expected to grow to £3 billion this year - the opportunity is here. Let’s take it.
The highlight of the event was the Warsaw-London Bridge Pitch Contest, in which promising Polish startups from the healthtech sector presented their companies to a UK jury consisting of representatives of the Department for International Trade, One HealthTech, Black Pearls VC and UCL Innovation & Enterprise. Oscar Senior, a communication platform that facilitates contact with elderly people, was awarded with a week-long stay in a start-up accelerator in London.