Itecho Health’s story

Adrian Brown from itecho health

Dr Adrian Brown founded Itecho Health after working in public health for over a decade.

Through his work, he identified that there was a gap in the market for a platform to digitally monitor patients with long term health conditions. In 2018, Adrian joined forces with digital tech expert, Lalit Suryawanshi, and together they founded Itecho Health.

Itecho Health joined the Nexus community in 2019. Since then, the business has grown rapidly with the support of the Nexus team, who have helped with access to funding streams, grant applications and mock interviews. With Nexus’ support, the company successfully secured £2.2 million of funding from the National Institute of Health Research.

The main benefit [of being part of Nexus] has been the introductions and collaborations with funders, researchers and academics and then other players in the ecosystem and support services

The Nexus team have helped Itecho make connections in the vibrant local health ecosystem, joining them with partners including:

  • The Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network
  • Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Leeds City Council
  • West Yorkshire Combined Authority
  • Leeds City Region LEP

Through these connections and opportunities, Itecho has elevated its profile and gained access to quality advice, allowing the business to continue evolving. They were also able to attend industry events, such as Arab Health in Dubai.

Nexus has also enabled Itecho to access diverse talent from the University of Leeds. Throughout their time at Nexus, Itecho health has worked closely with Nexus’ skills and talent team to secure 5 student interns, many of which have now taken up full time positions at the company.

There’s so much innovation concentrated in one place and I think having that endorsement of being part of Nexus and based within the University of Leeds campus, it gives us credibility to have that Nexus badge alongside our own

Being part of the Nexus community has played a significant part in Itecho Health’s ongoing expansion, opening doors for the company across the local, national, and international healthcare landscape.

If you think you could benefit from being part of the Nexus community, get in touch today.