KOKUKOKU is an award winning platform, providing self-managed health care for older adults and NHS approved preventative treatment for health and social care commissioners
Keep-On-Keep-Up Health CIC (KOKU Health CIC) origins are founded on over 20 years of research in falls prevention, healthy ageing and health behaviour change theory. Our vision is to “equip and empower” older generations to take control of their health by increasing access, uptake and engagement, to falls prevention exercises and increase awareness of healthy ageing practices.”
“The KOKU Health CIC team gained an ICURe NxNW award in January 2019 to conduct focused market validation activities. This involved visits to Tradeshows (World Health Congress; Digital Health; HIMSS, Florida; Tokyo Health); serial entrepreneurs and experts in the field (Harvard, MIT), governance experts (NHS Digital), insurance companies (Vitality; Royal London), and collaborators. The findings from over 150 conversations were then presented to a panel of experts, who advised that the most appropriate commercialisation strategy was to establish a commercial vehicle (a spin-out) to exploit the underlying intellectual property. We then secured seed capital from Innovate UK, to accelerate the development and growth of the company.” Dr Emma Stanmore, CEO KOKU Health
Began NxNW ICURe Cohort B
Completed NxNW ICURe Cohort B
£37,228 ICURe Fund
'Making a difference in social innovation' Award (University of Manchester)
£300K InnovateUK follow on fund
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KOKU Health is a spin-out from the University of Manchester, motivated to achieve great things with the help of the ICURe programme.
Dr Emma Stanmore
CEO KOKU Health
KOKU’s long-term goal is to establish KOKU Health in the Global Market; progress is already underway, including that KOKU has been translated into Danish and Norwegian, in preparation for a trial in Denmark as part of a digital health experiment in preventative telehealth. Also, a licence and consultancy agreement has been gained with Texas Medical Centre (University of Texas) as part of a fall prevention pilot study for low-income homebound older adults.