Digital health businesses called on to solve NHS challenges with innovation

SMEs across four UK regions can now compete to join innovative regional digital health accelerators, launched for the first time outside of London to help develop and deploy digital solutions to some of the most pressing challenges facing the NHS.

The new scheme builds on the success of the London-based DigitalHealth.London Accelerator, and will launch across three additional locations for the first time today: East Midlands; Manchester; Kent, Surrey and Sussex; and South West England. Each accelerator will select companies with digital innovations that match NHS needs. By speeding up access to the latest digital technologies, the accelerators will ensure that thousands of people benefit from latest technologies to improve their health and that high potential companies grow faster, supporting economic growth across the regions.

Previously, the digital health accelerator initiative had only operated in London, where it has supported the growth of technologies including smartphone app that slashes A&E waiting times, a digital lifestyle management platform that can reverse type 2 diabetes, and a ‘USB port for the body’ that can host a bionic limb.

Building on this model, the successful SMEs in each new region will receive:

  • One-to-one support from a designated ‘NHS Navigator’
  • Specialist training
  • Support with product development
  • Opportunities to meet experts from business, clinical, and government backgrounds
  • Regular opportunities to showcase their products with NHS decision-makers and influencers

To apply, you will need to register on the application portal. The deadline is Friday 13 April 2018. APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

Information webinars will also be running on various dates. Please click here for more information and to register.

For more information about the application process, please see our FAQs.

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