BT’s engagement in DHEZ is in line with its long term commitment to;
SME’s who form the heart of the BT open innovation model and Future Cities Strategy.
Initiatives like DHEZ and the BT Infinity Labs SME competition demonstrate BT’s intent for co-innovation with startups and selected groups of customers without taking any equity or intending to acquire IPR from the participants.
DHEZ not only allows BT to support SME’s in the development phases of digital health care innovation but also in providing route to market opportunities and potential to include appropriate products and services in their standard portfolio.
BT has a stake in helping SMEs to grow, they are big part of BT’s business; over 900,000 customers and 63% of UK partners and suppliers