The Data Pitch ‘Healthcare’ challenge’s aim was to identify and analyse patterns in patients’ clinical pathways, allowing healthcare organisations to design patient journeys that provide the best patient care experience possible.

Three startups who took part in the challenge – Transformative AI, Radiobotics and Pharmawizard – give us their six-month update following the end of the first cohort’s acceleration programme.


Transformative AI

The last six months have been busy for UK-based Transformative AI, a startup that uses predictive analytics in order to transform healthcare. Their artificially intelligent algorithm, which was improved upon during the programme, predicts Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) minutes in advance with a high level of accuracy. They have started fundraising for the next stage of their work, which will encompass the expansion of their development team, and achieving approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in order to launch in the American market.

They have also begun publishing their research. Their paper titled Advance Prediction of Ventricular Tachyarrhythmias using Patient Metadata and Multi-Task Networkswas accepted into NeurIPS 2018, a high profile machine learning conference, and they presented the results in Canada in December.



Danish health tech startup Radiobotics used their time on the accelerator to finalise their prototype, which uses machine learning algorithms to identify joint space, width and rotation of knee bones, as well as an automatic calculation of the Kellgrenn-Lawrence scale – a scale used to determine the severity of osteoarthritis of the knee in patients.

Since finishing the Data Pitch programme in July 2018, Radiobotics have received further European funding, securing a SME instrument phase 1 grant of €50k and winning a Eurostars grant totalling €800k for the consortium, with €300k of the funds going directly to Radiobotics. They have also recently welcomed two more members to their team, and hope to complete a further investment round in the next few months.



Italian startup Pharmawizard, who created a digital platform that helps people to manage their daily healthcare issues, expanded their platform into the Spanish market during their time with Data Pitch. As a result of working on a variety of consortium projects in the digital health field, they have substantially increased their European network, as well as increasing their client-base to include insurance companies such as Generali and Blue Assistance.

The next three months will be a crucial time for the company as they set their sights on expanding internationally to Spain and France. Lucia Comnes, International Business Development Programme Manager, said: “Thanks again for your precious support! Thanks to Data Pitch we have had more opportunities to progress on an international scale.”