Techforce.19 winners describe how to help vulnerable people

13 May 2020 Webinar

Event time: 10:00-11:30am. This webinar showcases ten practical examples of how technology can support vulnerable people, particularly during the current pandemic. Hear from 10 Techforce.19 winners about how their digital solutions can help. 

People who may be particularly vulnerable or isolated during the COVID-19 outbreak, including new parents, the homeless, unpaid carers, young people and cancer patients, could soon benefit from a range of innovative digital solutions selected as part of the TechForce19 challenge.

On 24 April, NHSX, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and the Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) announced 18 innovative digital solutions to be awarded up to £25,000 under the TechForce19 challenge. The funding for each project will be used to develop new ways to support vulnerable people who need to stay at home or need other help in the community for extended periods of time.

In this webinar on Wednesday 13 May (10-11:30am), you’ll get to hear from representatives of some of the companies selected to develop their digital solutions, including:

  • Buddi Connect
  • RIX Multi Me Toolkit
  • Peppy Health
  • Novoville
  • TeamKinetic
  • Birdie Care
  • Aparito
  • Alcuris
  • Beam

Anna King, Commercial Director of the Health Innovation Network (AHSN for South London) and Neil Callard, Senior Programme Lead at NHSX, will also provide an overview and update on the TechForce19 challenge.

Find out more and book your place here.


10.00 Welcome and introduction – Charles Lowe

10.05 The Techforce.19 competition – Anna King, Commercial Director, the Health Innovation Network and Neil Callard, Senior Programme Lead, NHSX

10.20 Buddi Connect – Ro Murray & Fiona Carmichael

10.24 The RIX Multi Me Toolkit: a digital Support Network for people with learning disabilities in lock-down – Andy Minnion

10.28 Supporting vulnerable new and expecting parents and their babies at scale– Mridula Pore, CEO Peppy Health

10.32 Get Volunteering: Maximizing volunteering and community capacity through Covid19 and beyond – Kirsty Jordan, Peopletoo and Michael Taylor, Novoville

10.36 TeamKinetic – how to sustainably manage the supply and demand in your Volunteer workforce – lessons from our COVID-19 response –  Chris Martin, Founder and CEO at TeamKinetic

10.40 Supporting vulnerable new and expecting parents and their babies at scale – Mridula Pore, CEO Peppy Health

10.44 Remote monitoring and supported self-care for the at-risk – Nader Alaghband, Ampersand Health

10.48 Using technology for remote patient monitoring during the Covid-19 crisis – Daniel Lewi, Head of Business of Development, Aparito

10.52 Using insight to move care from being reactive to preventative – Alex Nash, Alcuris

10.56 How crowdfunding can help reduce the spread of infection – Seb Barker, Co-Founder and COO, Beam

11.00 Questions

11.20 Summary and conclusion – Guy Boersma, CEO Kent Surrey & Sussex AHSN

11.30 Close