The Adoption Awards (also called The Hermit) celebrates the people taking a chance. Those bridging the gap between healthcare and health tech, enabling better, smarter, more digital health. The Hermit is a joint acknowledgement, awarded to the driving forces behind the successful collaborations. But why did we name it 'The Hermit'? The hermit crab has adapted to occupy empty scavenged shells to protect their fragile exoskeletons. When the hermit crab adopts the empty shell, it both stays protected from predators and keeps the shell moving forward. They are thus co-dependent to stay alive and relevant. We see the health tech startups as the hermit crab: Moving forward but dependant on the shell to stay alive. The shell itself represents the adopters within healthcare. It is these mutually beneficial and crucial partnerships that we celebrate with the Adoption Awards - The Hermit.