The ten Israeli start-ups were in London as part of TeXchange, a programme from the UK Israel Tech Hub, a UK government initiative which matches innovative Israeli companies with bigger British corporates.
The event featured companies such as Care UK, Walgreens Boots Alliance, AWS and AstraZeneca alongside the NHS’s new digital unit NHSX, which is headed by Matthew Gould, the former UK ambassador to Israel.
The Israeli delegates work in predictive diagnosis, artificial intelligence, machine learning, telemedicine, wearables, sensors and connected devices.
Alongside the ten Israeli outfits were several from different countries including Kenya, South Africa, India and Nigeria.
Ahead of the visit, UK Deputy Ambassador to Israel, Mark Power, spoke at the welcome reception.
H.E. Neil Wigan, British Ambassador to Israel, said healthcare innovation had become “increasingly important to the UK, and could benefit greatly from Israel’s medical technology capabilities”.
Samuel Cronin at the UK Israel Tech Hub said ahead of the visit: “Israeli tech has already proven its dominance in AI, computer vision, big data analytics and predictive analytics, to name but a few”.