We spoke to Marek Sirendi, co-founder and chief scientific officer of Transformative, about how the KEEP programme helped his startup get better at predicting cardiac arrests.

Transformative is an AI startup that allows healthcare providers to respond to life-threatening medical events before they occur. The company’s software tools monitor a broad range of different types of complex patient data, allowing them to predict when a patient will go into cardiac arrest. Survival rates for cardiac arrest are extremely low, so giving staff in the ICU advance warning is extremely important for improving patient outcomes.

KEEP stands for Knowledge Exchange and Embed Partnership and it’s part of our CAP AI programme. Through the programme, we pair researchers from top British universities with startups working in AI and ML, allowing them to commercialise their research.

Marek tell us, “Our KEEP hire had a tremendous impact on Transformative. Thanks to his efforts, we were able to build a one-of-a-kind algorithm whose predictive capabilities exceed those of all published research as well as various clinical benchmarks. We are now actively commercialising this technology in both Europe and the US.”

KEEP is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. We still have several KEEP opportunities for the rest of 2022 – if you’re interested, please send an email to CAP-AI programme manager, Kim Holland.

Image credit: These images were generated with the Stable Diffusion image generation AI from a variety of prompts involving robot nurses, patients, and computers suffering cardiac arrest.