Dr Roisin Molloy, CEO and co-founder of TriMedika Ltd; an innovative medical technology manufacturer, supplying the most accurate hospital grade non-contact thermometers to hospitals worldwide, based in Belfast.
Innovate UK launched Women in Innovation in 2016, after research revealed that just 1 in 7 applications for Innovate UK support came from women. Boosting the number of female entrepreneurs could deliver £180 billion to the economy and since launching the number of women applying to Innovate UK’s funding and support has increased by 71%, with Women in Innovation Awards 2022 building upon this.
Women in Innovation Awards is for female entrepreneurs across the UK. The overall aim is to find more women with ambitious plans and excellent ideas innovating within UK businesses, to promote greater diversity and inclusion in business innovation. As winners, TriMedika will receive a £50,000 grant and a bespoke package of mentoring, coaching and business support.
Dr Roisin Molloy, CEO and co-founder of TriMedika Lts, says: “We are very excited and proud to be announced as Women in Innovation 2022 winners. This award offers a means to fast-track the adoption and leverage our new technology into NHS hospitals and fuel the growth
and scaling of TriMedika Ltd.”
“The funding from this award will build upon the professional clinically-approved 'non-contact' TRITEMP thermometer, which is already saving hospitals millions of pounds per year and helping eliminate hospital infections in hospitals worldwide. We are now developing a device that captures patient temperature and patient detail,and automatically uploads that information to a hospital database, improving efficiency in
nurse’s time (economic challenge), minimising risk of cross-infection (societal challenge evidenced particularly during Covid), with a plastic-free, environmentally-friendly solution (environmental challenge).
Market research supports growing demand within the health sector for such products, as hospital budgets and healthcare personnel need to deliver efficiencies whilst positively impacting patients through improved patient care.”
“As a female entrepreneur, one of the biggest barriers to overcome was establishing credibility, in a market sector that does not embrace change, both from a female leadership perspective and also new technology within healthcare. I have overcome this by joining numerous female programmes*, to grow my network and to help me build strategies beyond my existing thinking, know-how and to gain access.”
“My top tip for female entrepreneurs is never give up, don’t listen to naysayers- prove them wrong and if it’s not a hell yea then it’s a hell no!’ This has helped in many decisions.”