Alongside the official launch of our Tech for Good Bristol & Bath microsite – designed and developed by our friends at Rocketmakers – we’ll still be bringing you weekly instalments of key Tech for Good players across various subsectors – up next up is Health & Wellness.

But first, a bit of context for any newcomers. In the Summer of 2021, Briony Phillips, Scaleup Lead at Rocketmakers, noticed a sudden flurry of people investigating the key players in Tech for Good in Bristol and Bath.

People were interested in the support ecosystem, and in the businesses working towards NetZero, Zero Carbon, Tech for Good, Green Tech. So, that prompted an action research project.

Briony reached out to local networks and undertook some of her own explorations to put together a list of the support organisations and actors in the local Tech for Good scene.

The outcome is a comprehensive data resource detailing the Tech for Good organisations working in Bristol & Bath today – which you can check out here! You can also find more information about Tech for Good Bristol and Bath’s humble beginnings here.

Health & Wellness is a dominant subsector of Tech for Good – there is a real drive within the community to improve the quality of life for those who need it most. With so many awesome initiatives, we couldn’t fit them all into one article, so make sure to check out the full list here!

Airway Medical 

Airway Medical – The AMSU™ will help emergency first responders save the lives of patients with a blocked airway.

AutonoMe

AutonoMe combines Educational Technology and one-to-one support to improve outcomes for vulnerable people in Social Care settings.

Bristol Braille Technology

Bristol Braille Technology is a social enterprise based in Bedminster, Bristol, developing Canute 360, the world’s first multi-line refreshable Braille e-reader. Canute 360 will revolutionise access to the printed word for visually impaired people who choose to access information through braille.

CytoSeek

CytoSeek’s mission is to use cell membrane augmentation technology to unlock the potential of next generation advanced therapies. Their novel cell membrane augmentation technology enables us to add new functionalities to cell therapies including tissue specific targeting and enhanced cell survivability.

Ferryx

Ferryx is developing safe, effective bacterial products to prevent and treat gastrointestinal inflammatory illness in humans and animals.

FluoretiQ

FluoretiQ is addressing the need for rapid tools for detecting and identifying bacteria in patient samples. They are developing a new solution which combines proprietary nanomaterials and optical sensing technologies to enable identification of harmful bacteria in minutes.

Lumenate

Lumenate is a startup on a mission to make impactful subconscious exploration more accessible than ever through groundbreaking tech.

OKKO Health

OKKO Health develops home-monitoring apps for measuring vision through embedding deep vision science behind simple games on smartphones and tablets. This has applications across clinical practice, scientific research and in R&D of new drugs and devices.

Open Bionics

Open Bionics develops medical devices that enhance the human body. Their first product is the 3D Printed bionic Hero Arm for people living with a below-elbow limb difference.

Paranimo

Paranimo is a mental health delivery platform that matches vulnerable people to the right support, reducing the time and complexity when seeking that support.

What is Tech for Good? For this project, we identify ‘Tech for Good’ as a community of people, projects, and organisations utilising technology to improve social, environmental and economic outcomes and doing so in a way that is collaborative and user-led.

There is a long-standing network of support for Tech for Good in the South West who are running a series of events in October, find out more about them and join their community here.

This article and the Tech for Good Bristol & Bath dataset and event is a collaboration between TechSPARK and Rocketmakers. TechSPARK is a not-for-profit community whose mission is to strengthen the tech ecosystem in Bristol, Bath and Wiltshire. We engage over 35,000 a month through events, community management, news and our growth programmes.

Rocketmakers is a Bath-based software development agency on a mission to have a direct, positive and meaningful impact on the lives of more than 50 million people through the software they build and the support they provide.

Shona Wright

Shona covers all things editorial at TechSPARK. She publishes news articles, interviews and features about our fantastic tech and digital ecosystem, working with startups and scaleups to spread the word about the cool things they're up to. She also oversees TechSPARK's social media, sharing the latest updates on everything from investment news to green tech meetups and inspirational stories.