Investee companies launch online propositions

Acorn Partners, Deepbridge's innovation partnership with Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust and digital experts Nova, has now launched its first digital applications.

Funded via the Deepbridge Life Sciences SEIS, Acorn has produced the following digital products:

Fresh Air: Fresh Air is a digital platform desigend to help teenagers improve their mental health and wellbeing.

Bloom: Bloom is an application for nurses to manage their revalidation in a time-effective manner.

h:ours: h:ours is designed to allow doctors easily record their real working hours.


Acorn aspires to become a ‘healthcare innovation foundry’, creating and funding digital tools and applications that can improve patient experiences, drive operational efficiency in the NHS and build long term value for investors.

Acorn expects that its products can then be supplied to other NHS Trusts and healthcare delivery systems, with the estimated market value of global health-tech is estimated to be over $30bn per annum.

This start-up collaboration is the first of its kind in the UK and is co-located at Alder Hey, the internationally renowned Children’s hospital in Liverpool.