Lenus Health named Healthtech StartUp of the Year at Scotland Finals

The StartUp Awards National Series debuted this year to highlight the dynamic startup scene across the country that skyrocketed during the pandemic.

Edinburgh-based Lenus Health has been named as the first-ever 'Medtech and Healthtech StartUp of the Year at the Scotland Final of the StartUp Awards National Series.

The StartUp Awards National Series debuted this year to highlight the dynamic startup scene across the country that skyrocketed during the pandemic, and has been rolled out in nine UK nations and regions, supported nationally by BT, EY Breakthrough Incentives, Clearco, Dell Technologies & Intel, Moblox, Fearless Adventures and with regional support from Glasgow City Council, GS1UK and the Moja Group.

Lenus Health is a digital healthcare company spun out from Storm ID, an award-winning digital transformation consultancy, in 2021 to focus on commercialising tech that effectively leverages health data to improve outcomes and efficiencies in the diagnosis and care of long term conditions. The Lenus platform and services are live across NHS Scotland, and the company’s work developing ethical and explainable AI is supported by the NHS AI Lab ‘Artificial Intelligence in Health and Care Award’ funding.

With over 2,500 applications received, the Scotland final was held at SWG3 in Glasgow and saw twenty-three awards given out to the new businesses in categories including Digital StartUp of the year, Green Startup of the year, the Rising Star Award for businesses less than 12 months old and Young Entrepreneur of the year.

The awards were judged by a panel of prominent Scottish judges, including successful entrepreneurs and their supporters; Laura Birrell of Sticky Heelz, Danny Campbell of Hoko, Emma Macdonald of The Tartan Blanket Co. and Russell Dalgleish of Exolta Capital Partners.

Craig Turpie, co-founder and COO of Lenus Health, said: "We are delighted to be named the winner as Healthtech StartUp of the Year and hope that this award will help raise awareness of our of the ground-breaking digital health work that our amazing team at Lenus Health is leading on."

Originally formed as the Wales StartUp Awards in 2016, the Awards Series has joined forces with the Great British Entrepreneur Awards to take the celebration of newly formed businesses nationwide. Creator of the awards Professor Dylan Jones-Evans OBE said the inaugural event not only celebrated the best new firms in Scotland but recognised the amazing entrepreneurial talent across the nation.

Dylan said: “We’re so proud of the amazing reception the first year of the StartUp Awards National Series has had across the country, from initially calling for entries right up to awards night. There are some exceptional stories of dedication and passion from Scotland’s new entrepreneurs, and it was an honour to showcase them and their achievements in Glasgow last night.”

“It’s been fantastic to see so many people who are truly happy in the work they are doing and have shown courage to build themselves a career path that drives them to get out of bed every morning. The importance of always being inspired and stimulated in whatever you do should not be underestimated - it’s clear that our Scottish finalists have been spurred on to succeed by tapping into their own passions and talents, setting and reaching goals which are meaningful to them.

“A huge congratulations to all the category winners we look forward to seeing what’s next for these phenomenal businesses and wish them all the best for many more years of success.”