what people say


Learn what our partners, judges and winners around the globe say about participating in the Super Connect for Good Competition…

AI for Good

Partner 2021

“There were not only top-quality finalists for the AI for Good category of the Super Connect for Good competition this year but also really exciting ones. The winner of the category, Nosy, is no exception. Their application was top-class in terms of what they have achieved and what they hope to achieve. Their product
also has the potential to change the lives of so many people worldwide. We think about how clean the water we drink is but seldom about the air we breathe in and Be Nosy is going to change that. Well done to a
deserved winner!”
Philip Marais, Global Startup Program Leader, OVHcloud Startup Program


Partner 2020 & 2021

“The NIHR Surgical MedTech Cooperative (Surgical MIC) is delighted to support this initiative, which highlights the need for technologies that improve outcomes and quality of life for patients and the general public. We judged the MedTech stream and our role was to assess the merits of the technology, how inclusive the technology was (in terms of whether it could be used by most demographic groups) and the likelihood of adoption which relies on the clinical
unmet need. The quality of applications was high, and we will definitely see some of these technologies in circulation and making a difference to people’s lives”.
Vee Mapunde, Programme Director, NIHR Surgical MedTech Co-operative


Partner 2020 & 2021

“It has been a pleasure to support the Super Connect for Good competition over the past 2 years, which has allowed us to engage with a range of superb innovators in the Healthtech and Medtech sectors helping us to achieve this goal.
We are very much looking forward to working with not only our competition winners, but also all the great companies that presented their superb innovations to us.”
Dr Christopher McKee, Business Development and Innovation Manager, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

North of England Judge 2021 & 2022

“I found all the entries to be interesting and dynamic, while also mindful of their aims to provide sustainable, world-enhancing technology for the future, “The breadth and depth of areas covered by the applicants from the North region were fantastic, from innovative financing for the construction sector to a gamification product to support visual impairment.”
Kim Johnston, Regional Partnerships Director, CityFibre

Pre-Seed Challenge Partner 2021

At Microsoft, we see technology as a key enabler in helping to create a sustainable social impact. We love to focus on helping social impact start-ups to grow, increasing the size and speed at which they can have impact. We are so proud to support the Super Connect for Good competition which is helping to make the critical connections needed in pre-seed companies to enable growth. Huge congratulations to Univarsity on winning the Pre-Seed category – I can’t wait to continue to support them and see what they achieve next.”
Jimmy Cockerton, UK Business Strategy
Manager, Microsoft UK

AI for Good

Winner 2021

We are super excited to announce that Nosy was the winner for Empact Ventures and Hays SuperConnect for Good under the AI category.
We are truly humbled for being selected for such a
prize! Thank you OVHcloud for seeing our bigger vision and believing that we have what it takes to accomplish it!”
Carina Cunha, Co-Founder & CEO, Nosy

Overall Champion


“We are delighted to have been chosen as the winner of Super Connect for Good 2021! It means a lot to have been chosen from amongst such high-quality companies. The whole competition has been a great experience. We’ve already had some really valuable “super connections” and look forward to more!”
Dr George Frodsham, Founder & CEO, Medisieve

North of England Judge 2021 & 2022

“We are really excited to have received the title as a health tech winner. “This award has given us more confidence and to be recognised by the Leed NHS Trust as the best innovation that will motivate us to move forward with our journey to
fight dementia and mental health issues. We are looking forward to working together with the Leeds NHS trust to bring our technology to be patient-centric and help all healthcare stakeholders within the dementia pathway.”
Kartheka Bojan, Director, Brainberry

General Tech for Good Winner 2021

“A huge win for us. So much respect for Empact
Ventures and their mission to promote/connect
businesses trying to make a real difference. Thank you so much for the recognition”



Andrew Eniwumide, CEO, Happaning