The Centre for Health Technology is an integral part of the SWITCH ecosystem - an interdisciplinary cross-sector consortium focused on digital health innovation and implementation.
It was created by the University’s Centre for Health Technology Co-Director and Associate Professor of Digital Health Education, Dr Arunangsu Chatterjee (AC) in order to address the historical difficulties in sustaining health innovation ecosystems beyond funding cycles. SWITCH will enable greater opportunities for collaboration and dialogue in addressing and supporting better health and care in the South West and the UK as a whole.
Part of the European Connected Health Alliance and linked to the wider Digital Health Ecosystem Network, SWITCH seeks to incubate, accelerate, embed and export innovative technology solutions in health and care.
It brings together organisations from the South West and beyond to create an ecosystem to collaborate, share best practice, explore shared challenges around health, care and wellness with the view to foster economic growth in the region.
It provides a single front door for industry, researchers and investors looking for partners, infrastructure and expertise, acting as the ‘go-to’ innovation enabler for service users, funders and local businesses.