St Helens based medical training firm crowned UK Tech Innovator … – St Helens Star

A ST HELENS-based business which designs surgical training technologies has become the first North West winner of a national tech competition.
Inovus Medical, which designs and manufactures surgical training technologies, has excelled amid strong competition from fast growth businesses from across the UK to be crowned KPMG’s UK Tech Innovator 2023.
Following close to 400 applications to the competition, eight finalists – one from each region – were selected to take part in the national final which was held at KPMG’s new Ignition North centre in Manchester. Dr Elliot Street, Co-Founder and CEO of Inovus Medical, delivered a winning pitch to a panel of judges from the tech industry and investor community.
St Helens Star: The winner with the judgesThe winner with the judges (Image: Inovus Medical)
Inovus Medical was founded to improve surgical care through connected training and won the prize making the firm the first North West winner.
Inovus Medical will now progress to the global stage of the competition in Lisbon for the Web Summit, in November, to compete with tech innovators from 22 other countries. The winner of that stage of the competition will be crowned the Global Tech Innovator 2023.
Dr Elliot Street, Co-Founder and CEO of Inovus Medical, said: “I am excited and humbled. It’s a massive thing for us to win this and I’m really proud of our team and excited for them to receive the recognition for their incredible commitment to our mission. Being crowned KPMG’s Tech Innovator in the UK winner will really galvanise the team as we scale.
“I am really looking forward to the global final in Lisbon and I am incredibly proud to be representing the UK on a global stage and representing UK medtech. There’s a lot of chatter about AI but we also need tech to solve some fundamental day to day problems, in our case, safe surgical care for all.”
Warren Middleton, Lead Partner of the Emerging Giants Centre of Excellence and senior North West office partner for KPMG in the UK, added: “The power of our technology sector to deliver impact on a global scale and unlock huge economic benefits is more important than it’s ever been.
“The UK continues produce and nurture exceptional innovation and this competition shines a spotlight on just some of the truly disruptive technology being developed up and down the country.
“From a North West perspective, it’s fantastic to have Inovus Medical as our first winner here, further evidence of the region’s growing and thriving tech ecosystem.
“Inovus Medical is a fantastic example of the growing number of innovative UK businesses who are proving that there is much opportunity for growth if businesses are prepared to think differently or come at the problem from a new angle. I wish them the best of luck as they move on to represent the UK at the global competition in Lisbon.
“Over the last decade, we have seen our competition go from strength to strength and it has showcased the range of tech solutions and improvements to many of the challenges facing the world today.
“Well done to everyone who competed this year, and in particular to our overall winner Inovus Medical who also won our Social Impact Award.
“We are excited to be supporting all of our finalists with their journey as they work towards becoming the gamechangers of tomorrow.”
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