EnMovi receives £2.5m grant from Scottish Enterprise
Med-tech firm EnMovi has secured a £2.5 million research and development grant from Scottish Enterprise to advance the development of its cutting-edge orthopaedic sensors and data analytics.
The newly-established company is the latest venture from US-based parent company OrthoSensor Inc. and will focus on developing data analytics, machine learning and mobile applications to support its wearable orthopaedic sensor devices as it establishes an £8m R&D base in Glasgow, creating 19 new high-value jobs.
The University of Strathclyde, which has a long-standing relationship with OrthoSensor, worked in partnership with Scottish Enterprise to bring the new company to Scotland.
EnMovi is based in the University’s Inovo building – a state-of-the-art business location next door to its Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC) in Glasgow City Innovation District – ensuring the company is ideally placed for further collaboration with academics.
Ivan McKee, minister for trade, investment and innovation, said: “This funding will support EnMovi to capture data and develop wearable technology. This will allow for less invasive surgery and faster recovery times for patients.
“This project, which will see a new research and development centre established at the University of Strathclyde’s Inovo building, also brings exciting employment opportunities and will help establish Scotland at the forefront of research into this cutting-edge new technology.”
Roman Bensen, chief executive officer of EnMovi Ltd, added: “The support provided by Scottish Enterprise and our long-standing collaboration with the prestigious University of Strathclyde will enable us to continue the development of our innovative data analytics and wearable platform to improve patient outcomes globally.”