DigitalHealth.London Accelerator - Digital Health SMEs/Startups Apply before 20th April
11 April 2017
After a successful first year, DigitalHealth.London Accelerator programme is open for applications from high potential digital health startups working, or looking to work in London.
There are just a few days left to apply - you have until 23.59 on 20th April 2017 to get an application in.
About the programme
DigitalHealth.London Accelerator programme is uniquely positioned to provide in-depth knowledge of the NHS to a cohort of high potential small and medium sized businesses (SMEs). The Accelerator aims to speed up the adoption of innovation at scale, ensuring that greater numbers of patients benefit from emerging new technology, more rapidly.
It’s the first programme of its kind, based in London, which draws upon a number of key founding and strategic partners, who together bring a rich and diverse collateral of resources and expertise across healthcare, research, innovation, digital health and tech.
The programme is receiving £1.7 million of funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for ERDF. Established by the European Union ERDF funds help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding.
The year-long programme will run over three consecutive years to work with around 80 (20 – 30 in each year) SMEs and support them through meetings and events individually tailored to each business’s specific needs, which focuses on
- engagement with clinicians and healthcare experts
- refining products to meet needs
- deepening understanding of the health system
- showcasing in health facilities
- developing business models in order to progress product development
- access to the market
Each SME is assigned a Digital Health (NHS) Navigator, an experienced professional from the NHS with the expertise to understand their needs and gain first-hand advice on products in development and business models.