Digital health accelerator programme 2020 cohort announced

By October 19, 2020 Client News

Propel@YH, an accelerator programme aimed at helping digital health innovators navigate the NHS in the Yorkshire and Humber region, has announced the cohort that will be taking part in the 2020 programme.

The programme, which is open to digital health SMEs that can demonstrate innovative digital health solutions that have a direct link to supporting the healthcare sector during the Coronavirus pandemic,  has selected 10 companies from the shortlist to take part in the programme, which starts on 26th October. 

The Yorkshire & Humber AHSN (Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network) will run the six-month programme with its key partners delivering the majority of the masterclass content. Partners for this year’s programme include the University of Leeds’ innovation hub, Nexus, which supports the programme through research and innovation expertise and membership to their community of high growth tech start-ups and SMEs.

Barclays Eagle Labs will also join to provide business support through their national incubator network and leading health law firm Hill Dickinson return as legal partners. Leeds City Council is also supporting the programme. The new partners significantly bolster the Propel@YH programme, bringing greater benefits to digital health innovators selected to take part.

The successful applicants taking part in the 2020 programme include: 

  • Co-Opts ltd; a smart speaker for automated recording, transcription and summarisation of therapy sessions
  • CyberLiver Ltd; remote monitoring of at-risk cirrhosis patients using wearables and an app
  • I.M.M.E; a VR experience created to support Williams syndrome, supporting isolation, rehab mobility and mental health 
  • Liria Digital Health; a technological solution addressing the health and wellbeing of perimenopausal, menopausal, and postmenopausal people. 
  • My Food 24; an online food diary system which automates the diet tracking and analysis process
  • SeeAI; a platform that supports early fracture diagnosis through x-ray images 
  • Ufonia Ltd; an AI-enabled accessible clinical assistant called Dora that can conduct an intelligent clinical conversation via a regular voice telephone call
  • Vastmindz; an AI face analysis app to measure real-time heart and respiration rates, oxygen saturation, stress level, blood pressure and atrial fibrillation risk
  • Warner Patch; a non-invasive, wearable wireless (using 2G network) sensor that predicts tissue health disease evolution using AI for clinicians to give preventive care, improve patient outcome and save care costs
  • Written Medicine; a pharmacy label and discharge summary translation system, that works across 11 different languages

Neville Young, Director of Enterprise and Innovation for the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN, said: “This is the second time we’ve been able to offer this great opportunity for innovative digital and data driven health companies and we were truly blown away by the innovation and talent presented by this year’s shortlist. Our panel had a tough choice choosing our finalists from this year’s entries but we think the mix of businesses and applications we will be working with this year really will play a part in supporting the NHS and healthcare providers throughout the pandemic and the ‘new normal’ ways of working.

Find out more about this year’s cohort on www.propel-yh.com.