ABHI US Accelerator Programme

Last week Martin Pearcy, Vice President of Commercial Operations for SLE joined the ABHI US Accelerator 2022 mission to Texas on behalf of SLE and Inspiration Healthcare. Organised by the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI), it marks the launch of a series of ABHI-led trade missions across the US as part of its 12-month programme of support.

Throughout the week, meetings took place with senior leadership from hospital systems, group purchasing organizations (GPOs), distributors, investors and procurement teams across Austin, Fort Worth, Dallas, and Houston – four of the biggest cities in Texas. The mission also incorporated a series of group meetings, networking events, working groups and introductions to a range of supporting organisations.

The Texas visit provided a prime opportunity for participants to forge more personal and lasting ties with the network of leaders and hospital systems ABHI has cultivated in Texas over the years. Ideal for UK HealthTech companies that are keen to develop and strengthen partnerships across the State, the mission also aimed to generate further demand for UK-developed products.

Martin Pearcy added “The visit provided a launchpad introduction to the US market, in one of the most populous states of the USA that has some of the country’s best hospitals. We can use the contacts we made to support our US ambitions“.