New innovations showcased at Demo Day

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New healthcare innovations have been showcased at this year's HCF Catalyst accelerator program’s Demo Day.

HCF Catalyst is a program designed to help healthcare 'startups and scaleups' develop their ideas into investment-ready businesses over a 12-week period. Now in its third year, it provides access to mentoring, marketing and infrastructure support.

Last week's Demo Day gave program participants the opportunity to pitch their businesses to an audience of HCF executives, stakeholders, peers and potential investors.

According to HCF CEO Sheena Jack, this year’s cohort of Catalyst participants are again aligned with the company's strategic vision of making health care more affordable, understandable and high-quality.

“The healthcare industry needs to transform. HCF’s investment in innovation is not just about finding great ideas – it’s about translating these into practical outputs that improve patient outcomes.

“With this in mind, our Catalyst program attracts entrepreneurs who want to transform healthcare delivery to make it better, more efficient and more accessible for all in the future.”

Ms Jack continued, “Technology is creating new opportunities to solve some of the biggest challenges facing the health system today. We are pleased to see the diversity in ideas, among this Catalyst cohort and are proud of what they have all achieved in such a short space of time.”

This year's program includes companies focused on taking medical imaging into virtual reality, providing families with online antenatal education, a smart app to support veterans, and a digital platform that connects patients with their healthcare providers.