AN MP has said he was "delighted" to attend an awards evening celebrating the future of technology in the care industry. 

Will Quince, Colchester’s MP since 2015, was invited to a Care Tech Challenge Fund event at Firstsite, in Colchester, on February 2.

The fund invited submissions from small and medium enterprises, outlining an idea for a piece of technology within the criteria.

During his appearance he announced the winners of several grants, with £8,000 being awarded to three successful applicants and the overall winner receiving £25,000.

Supersense Technologies: Promoting Independence Through Sensor Technology was named as the overall winner at the ceremony.

Mr Quince said: “Last year I attended and spoke at the launch of The Care Tech Challenge Fund, a collaborative initiative with Essex University, the Eastern Academic Health Science Network, Breaking Barriers Innovations, and Care Providers across Essex.

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“This initiative provided an exciting opportunity for innovators to shape the future of care technology”.

The MP added he was “delighted” to attend the awards ceremony a year on.