Follow Innovate UK on the latest Global Expert Mission in Mental Health Technologies to US

Posted on: 20/01/2023

From 26th February 2023, Innovate UK in partnership with the UK Science and Innovation Network (UK SIN) and Department of International Trade (DIT), travels to the US to focus on potential markets for collaboration in Mental Health Technologies.

With 95% of global R&D and innovation occurring outside of the UK, it is vital for the UK to be internationally engaged with strategic countries to help grow and scale innovative UK businesses.

This Global Expert Mission (GEM) will play a key role in providing a deep-dive into the research opportunities and industry advances in the US in Mental Health Technology and help build strategic partnerships with key stakeholders. There is a clear benefit to, and an opportunity for, the UK to utilise XR technologies to create and deliver world-leading mental healthcare. Therapies delivered remotely through XR has several potential benefits including, being cheaper than traditional delivery routes, significantly reducing wait times, as well as improving patient engagement.

Innovate UK will bring together a group of UK experts to engage with leading businesses and academics in US to explore areas for collaboration. The GEM provides a platform for businesses, universities and government agencies to engage with key stakeholders from the advanced manufacturing community in the UK and US, with the aim of fostering long-term collaboration and partnership. The mission will primarily focus on the application of XR used in Clinical Mental Health and Mental Wellbeing.

The team are looking forward to expanding international collaborations and will report back next month. Follow us on Twitter: @KTN_Global and #mentalhealthtechGEM.

About Global Expert Missions

The Global Expert Missions (GEM) programme is funded by Innovate UK to support the Industrial Strategy’s ambition for the UK to be the international partner of choice for science and innovation. Led by Innovate UK KTN, GEMs play an important role in building strategic partnerships, providing deep insight into the opportunities for UK innovation and shaping future bilateral collaboration programmes.

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