Following up from being our Ecosystem of the Month, we learn from our DigitalHealth.London Ecosystem the latest 21 digital health companies selected for their flagship Accelerator programme. The 21 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) selected for the Accelerator 2022 programme have digital solutions or services that have the highest potential to meet London’s NHS and social care challenges. From apps to AI, remote monitoring to telephony, and mental health to cancer, the solutions from these 21 companies will transform pathways across the sector.
We are proud to announce the latest 21 digital health companies selected for our flagship Accelerator programme. The 21 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) selected for the Accelerator 2022 programme have digital solutions or services that have the highest potential to meet London’s NHS and social care challenges. From apps to AI, remote monitoring to telephony, and mental health to cancer, the solutions from these 21 companies will transform pathways across the sector.
Now in its sixth consecutive year, the NHS-delivered programme, match funded by the European Regional Development Fund, has supported some of the most effective digital innovations now being used by the NHS.
We are passionate about the importance of diversity and inclusion in the long-term success of innovation and transformation within the NHS and are proud that 24 percent of the sixth cohort identify as being ethnic minority owned, 39% are either female-majority owned or there is no clear majority and 10% are partly or majority owned by a person with a disability.
Jenny Thomas, Programme Director, DigitalHealth.London, said: “We are delighted to announce today the 21 digital health companies joining our sixth DigitalHealth.London Accelerator cohort. The application process for this year’s programme was competitive as ever and as such, the final 21 companies truly are the ones to watch in the digital health space. We look forward to working with them and continuing to play our part in supporting the NHS and social care through digital transformation.”
Theo Blackwell, Chief Digital Officer for London, said: “The DigitalHealth.London Accelerator ensures that London is at the forefront of digital innovation in health and social care. Many of the digital health technologies and products that are currently supporting our NHS staff and patients have come through the Accelerator. I’m excited to see the additional benefit of DigitalHealth.London’s international partnerships this year which will provide the opportunity to spread some of the fantastic innovations happening in the UK and to learn from developments in the US.”
Sonia Patel, Chief Information Officer, NHSX, said: “The DigitalHealth.London Accelerator programme has established itself as an important player in supporting the NHS and social care to make the most of the opportunities digital health offers. I look forward to seeing the next group of innovators bringing their solutions to London’s NHS.”
DigitalHealth.London’s Accelerator aims to speed up the adoption of technology in London’s NHS, relieving high pressure on services and empowering patients to manage their health. for every £1 spent on the programme through the AHSNs, £12.70 is saved for the NHS*. It works with around 20 high potential SMEs over a 12-month period, giving bespoke support and advice, a programme of expert-led workshops and events, and brokering meaningful connections between innovators and NHS organisations with specific challenges. The companies successful in getting onto the Accelerator programme have been chosen through a rigorous and highly competitive selection process, involving expert NHS and industry panel assessments, interviews, and due diligence checks.
This year the companies on the programme will benefit from international partnerships with two US Accelerators, Cedars-Sinai and Mass Challenge**. The two partnerships will provide opportunities for the companies to network with global peers, showcase their products/services to key international stakeholders and gain the tools to navigate a new global market.
For more information about each company visit: digitalhealth.london/cohort-6-accelerator
*DigitalHealth.London Accelerator Interim Evaluation report available to download here: digitalhealth.london/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Digital-Health-Accelerator_Interim-Report_v1-2.pdf
** Cedars-Sinai partnership announcement: Mass Challenge partnership announcement: https://digitalhealth.london/digitalhealth-london-and-masschallenge-partner-to-support-international-adoption-of-us-and-uks-best-health-tech