Entries open for new digital health start-up accelerator

DigitalHealth.London will work with 30 small and medium businesses over the next three years to develop health care tech for the NHS

A start-up accelerator which plans to “revolutionise” digital health in the NHS has opened entries with spaces for 10 small and medium-sized businesses in its new cohort.

Launched by DigitalHealth.London and ran in collaboration with the government’s Digital Catapult, the initiative wants to help support start-ups to develop new “pioneering” digital technology for the NHS.

It will provide the chosen start-ups with access to clinicians, healthcare expert, research institutes and industry to refine their products and understand the needs of patients, the NHS, and hospitals.

The “first of its kind” accelerator will look to work with a total of 30 businesses over a three year period and will be delivered by Guy’s & St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust through the Health Innovation Network, UCLPartners, Imperial College Healthcare Partners, CW+, and MedCity.

Dr Tony Newman-Sanders of Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, said of the accelerator: “This is a really exciting time to be involved in healthcare in this country, but we will not be able to continue to improve quality of health and care whilst maintaining financial sustainability without a great deal of innovation and we need to work together.”

Digital Catapult CEO, Neil Crockett, shared more details about the aims of the programme:

“We will be supporting some of the highest potential digital health start-ups and small and medium enterprises on developing open innovation, how to make better use of data sharing and supporting them in delivering the digital health products and services that meet the needs of the health and social care system.”

Entries for DigitalHealth.London close at midday on April 25, to enter click here.

 

 

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