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Bupa B Table 2017

Bupa B Table 2017

We know that while we’ve got some amazing people working for us, we don’t have all the answers ourselves – there are some fantastic innovations in the startup and small business world and we didn’t have a good way of working in partnership with some of these early stage companies.

In June 2017 we launched the Bupa B Table accelerator programme, inviting startups and small businesses to partner with us to tackle key customer challenges in insurance, health and care experiences and wellbeing change.

The Bupa B Table offers startups and small businesses the chance to pilot and test their ideas inside a global health and care company, while also giving them the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of the millions of customers Bupa serves worldwide.

In 2017 we worked with five startups:

  • Mira Rehab, a games platform for physical and cognitive rehabilitation;
  • Onaria Technologies, a dental app that gives a plaque and gum health assessment by taking a picture of your teeth;
  • vDNA, microbiome, blood and DNA-based personalised lifestyle and nutrition advice;
  • Boundlss, an AI-driven digital health coach where advice switches seamlessly from chatbot to human interaction; and
  • SPIXII, a regulated AI automated sales solution

Together these startups have given us some deep insight into the role of technology in all areas of our business and how this will impact our customers, our people and our business.

The programme ended in September, and we are continuing to work with some of the startups on exciting new propositions for our customers. The 2018 programme is now looking for startups – find out more and apply here.

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