Google is investing in health tech research and training through the South Yorkshire Digital Health Hub to tackle health inequalities in the region. Led by the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University, the £4 million Hub aims to develop digital health tools for better disease diagnosis and treatment. Google’s funding will support research into using Pixel smartphone sensors for early detection of conditions like hypertension. Additionally, the partnership will provide 500 Google Career Certificate scholarships for digital health students and apprenticeships for small businesses. South Yorkshire Mayor Oliver Coppard emphasises the goal of improving health outcomes in the region, with Google’s investment seen as vital in achieving this objective.