Accelerator to propel digital health innovators

By January 16, 2019 July 15th, 2019 Client News

Applications are now open for a pioneering digital health accelerator programme

Propel@YH has been launched by Yorkshire & Humber AHSN (Academic Health Science Network) to provide innovative businesses developing digital health solutions with access to support and advice. The aim is to help businesses to navigate the NHS, and enable accelerated company growth and increased market presence.

Six organisations will be chosen to take part in a six-month programme of masterclasses, digital innovator surgeries and events that focus on topics such as designing products with patients in mind, clinical safety and understanding NHS procurement.

Participants will also have access to the programme’s professional partners – including patient representatives, NHS providers and commissioners – and receive expert mentorship and dedicated one-to-one support on topics including marketing, law and finance.

Richard Stubbs, Chief Executive for the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN said:

“The NHS Long Term Plan announced last week re-established the importance of using state-of-the-art technological advances to improve outcomes for patients and the need to speed up the digital innovation pipeline to help to sustain the NHS for the future.

“We’re looking forward to hearing from digital health innovators that would like to find out how our tailored support package can benefit their businesses and help them to navigate the NHS.

“The Yorkshire and Humber region is a hotbed of digital innovation and an ideal place to start and grow a business; where entrepreneurial innovators are not only leading the way in digital healthcare technology, they’re also generating economic growth and creating employment opportunities”.

Applications close on Thursday, 28 February. Please visit the Propel@YH website for more details and how to apply.