Health Tech

The Dynamo Health & Social Care Tech Cluster is supported by


Emma Whitenstall Engagement Manager, Dynamo North East
Andrew Besford Vice Chair, Dynamo North East
Mark Thompson North East Director, CGI
Nick O'Reilly Chief Technology Officer, NHS Business S…
Julie Wright Commercial Director, Datatrial
Fenwick Smith Chief Executive, FloKi Health Ltd
Ian Birtwistle Marketing Manager, Enigma Interactive
Sarah Greenhalgh Clinical Operations Specialist, Biosigna…
Andrew Howard Client Relationship Director, Opencast S…
Tom Lawson CEO, Opencast Software
David Lovenbury Commercial Director, JUMP
Tracey Wood Client Services Consultant, Motivait
James Stephenson Sales Director, Clarity Informatics
Jeremy Phillips EMEA Alliance Director, CloudTrade
Rachel Burdis Inward Investment Manager, Invest North …
Neil Munnoch Managing Partner, nordstar*
Vicky Weightman Business Development Director UK/EU, TAL…
Jody Nichols Health Programme Lead, AHSN NENC
Robert Stewart Client Relationship Manager, Dare Techno…

Overall purpose
of the group

To establish the North East as a leader in healthcare technology and best practice.

The health & social care tech cluster aims to support organisations in the North East in improve patient outcomes, showcase what the region has to offer and work collaboratively to tackle the primary pressures facing health and social care.

By creating a community of regional healthcare organisations, including SMEs, academia, public and private sector. The cluster will collaboratively identify opportunities to develop best practice around the use of existing and emerging technology.

The cluster, supported by our partners CGI, is an industry working group that will feed directly into the wider regional agenda led by the North East LEP working in collaboration with the Academic Health Science Network, NHS Business Services Authority, Innovation SuperNetwork and other key partners.

Key aims and

  • Improve patient outcomes across the region
  • To enable local buyers and local suppliers to come together working to grow the local economy and generate more and better jobs
  • To support local suppliers to sell the best of the North East both nationally and globally.
  • To breakdown silos across health organisations and with suppliers and enable collaborative problem solving
  • To develop a network and mapping of skills and capabilities to deliver meaningful collaboration
  • Build our collective capabilities to support the health and social care ecosystem
  • Share knowledge and good practice across the cluster to the benefit of the region and the healthcare sector
  • Support the health and social care ecosystem benefit from emerging technology and drive, deliver and scale innovation


The first health & social care tech cluster meeting took place in September 2020 and brought together SMEs working within the sector to identify challenges, needs and to start to form the focus for the group.

The cluster has a busy schedule of activity over the next few months, please refer to our most recent update here:

Health Tech Cluster Overview

If you would like to be part of the cluster, please contact


Contact Emma Whitenstall at

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