Wednesday 2nd December 2020, 9:00am – 11:30am (London UK – BST)

What does the programme involve?

BEANSTALKS™ at the GIANT Health Event is an international “competition for prizes” for health care tech start-ups.  Early-stage businesses who enter, gain exposure to a huge and diverse audience across the whole Health, technology and business ecosystem.

Entries for the programme are now closed, however, tickets to watch the pitches and the judging rounds are available.  You may use code:CARE25 for 25% off your standard ticket price and sign up to the GIANT Health event.

Beanstalks award categories include:

  • Ageing: Addressing the needs of ageing population
  • Women’s Health: Healthcare technologies to improve women’s health
  • Mental Health: Recovering and maintaining Mental wellbeing
  • Immersive technology: Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR) applications in healthcare
  • Wearables: Wearable technology and digital monitoring of patients
  • Parkinson’s disease: Early diagnosis and treatments of Parkinson’s Disease
  • Inclusion: Supporting Female and BAME entrepreneurs
  • Health Inequalities: Overcoming the postcode lottery
  • Covid-19: Containing and conquering a global health threat
  • Promoting healthy lifestyle behaviour: Obesity, Smoking, Alcohol abuse

The judges include:

Melissa Morris, CEO and Founder of Lantum

Adam Shaw, The Heart Guy, Author of the Lunatic Gene

Simon Hooper, Co-founder, RemindMeCare

Pilar Fernandez Hermida, Founder, i-Expand

Lorena Macnaughtan, Digital Health Advisor

Who will be speaking?

GJE’s Jack Severs is a Chartered UK and European Patent Attorney who advises a wide range of clients, from large multinationals to SMEs and university spin-outs across the fields of health tech, electronics, engineering and computer-implemented inventions.

Jack leads GJE’s MedTech business development group and has particular expertise in advising early stage Health Tech companies on how best to protect their innovation.  He regularly drafts and prosecutes patent applications for Digital Health inventions which apply computer-implemented technology and software to medical and healthcare applications.

Jack is actively involved in the rapidly growing start-up ecosystem in London and provides IP support to a number of accelerator and incubator organisations, including advising companies on the Digital Health London Accelerator and acting as “IP Expert in Residence” for the Imperial College Enterprise Lab.  Jack has spoken at a number of events, including speaking on the importance of IP strategy at the GIANT Health Event and chairing the Beanstalks competition for Health Tech start-ups.