London-based digital health companies are invited to apply for a place on the second cohort of DigitalHealth.London’s Accelerator programme.
Start-ups and SMEs wanting to find out more about the application process can do so at the Accelerator Information morning on 10 April at the Imperial Incubator Imperial College White City Campus.
At the Accelerator Information morning DigitalHealth.London will explain how the application process works and will welcome applications from a diverse group of entrepreneurs in London. The digital health hub will review applications based on business credibility and an ability to tackle real health and care problems in London.
The Accelerator programme provides knowledge of and access to the NHS for a cohort of 20-30 high potential SMEs each year over three consecutive years.
Deputy mayor for Business, Rajesh Agrawal, said: “London has a reputation for producing world-class scientific research and development, but even the most entrepreneurial medtech businesses need support in accessing the NHS – and this is where Accelerator comes in.
“Following a successful first cohort of projects, we are now searching the capital for the next cutting-edge innovations to take part in this programme. I’m delighted that DigitalHealth.London and MedCity are leading the way in modernising healthcare, saving the NHS money, and empowering patients to manage their own health.”
Anna King, commercial director of the Health Innovation Network, said: “We are really pleased with the high quality of the digital health companies who have been involved with the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator. This has led to a fantastic welcome from NHS organisations in London, which are keen to get involved with the companies. We are excited about the prospect of finding more companies for the NHS, as the NHS looks increasingly to digital to help transform their operations.”
James Somauroo, Interim Accelerator Programme director, said: “We have seen some great successes in cohort one, with new NHS pilots and contracts going to many of our SMEs. That is why, for cohort two, we would like to select a similarly diverse range of solutions and we are inviting applications from any digital health SMEs that believe they can solve a real NHS problem. The successful SMEs will be the ones that also prove that they are credible businesses with a plan for how the Accelerator can benefit them – and with newer technologies like virtual reality now being applied to healthcare, some of these solutions look really exciting.”