SEAS2GROW Award In AgeTech Accelerator Programme
YOURmeds. A ground-breaking medicine solution that boosts patient adherence as well as compliance to over 80%. Wins one of SEAS2GROW’s well-known innovation awards.
Is an EU Funded project carried out by nine partners. These partners are academics, living labs, care organisations, regional authorities and cluster organisations from four countries (France, UK, Belgium, Netherlands).
The AgeTech accelerator programme most importantly seeks to leverage innovative Agetech products that allow the over-60s to continue to live independently for as long as possible.
Firstly the accelerator invites companies to bid for support, which furthermore includes co-creation and testing products in key European markets. Over the four-year life of the accelerator, 140 companies applied, of which 34 were selected.
SEAS2Grow primarily focuses on four key areas. Social bearing and impact, originality of the innovation, real-life impact of the product and cross border scale up.
YOURmeds Award Winning
One of the five award-winning products was YOURmeds. A smart medicine management system. Chosen from the 34 that had been selected. Due to the focus on real-world impact, the EU kitemark will provide certainty to local authorities, senior advisors and health organisations of the benefits YOURmeds can bring.
Partners also gave feedback after the accelerator services were delivered: “We see both in the real-life test as in the human factor studies that this Smart medicine box works easily.
Most elderly people indicate that it is user friendly, easy to understand and can really help them not to forget their medicines. The fact that you can take it along during a day out was also well appreciated.
Home care organizations see an important benefit in not having to visit their clients solely for checking their medication intake and can monitor this at a distance.
Pharmacists as well told that the portal to monitor the medication intake of their clients is very clear and that the product is innovative.”
It is a good example for AgeTech Accelerator International, where other countries are gaining a positive experience from an innovation developed in a neighbouring country.
What does this mean
By winning this award, YOURmeds secures its place at the Ageing Fit event. Also publicity and visibility at the AgeTech Accelerator International event. Taking place from 26 – 27 January 2021. Offering a great forum to pitch YOURmeds to new customers.
Crucial in helping YOURmeds to secure this award, Ton Klumpers has officially joined the business as Director of European Partnerships.
Klumpers has a wealth of experience in supporting the growth of businesses across Europe telecare and telehealth. Having earlier held a position as Managing Director for Tunstall Healthcare in Holland and Belgium for instance.
Dr Nitin Parekh, YOURmeds Managing Director said:
“We’re delighted to have won this prestigious award recognising how our technology can enable the Silver Economy to remain independent. It identifies the vital role YOURmeds can play in patient medication adherence and compliance, providing patients with a better quality of life whilst helping to reduce costs for those providing care in the community. We hope that the AgeTech Accelerator International will open new doors for YOURmeds across Europe.”
“Ton has been a key partner helping the business achieve this award and we’re delighted to be able to welcome him into the business on a permanent basis. Ton’s experience is second to none and we hope that Ton, paired with this award will support our strategic growth strategy across the EU.”
What does YOURmeds do
YOURmeds helps to tackle the issues around medication adherence and compliance. The device alerts patients and care providers when they haven’t taken their medicine. It will also provide emergency alerts should a patient try to overdose.
Data has revealed that YOURmeds improves medicine compliance from 50% to over 80%. Helping to reduce the impact failure to take medicine correctly can have.
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