Applications Open for Cohort Eight of the DigitalHealth.London’s Award-Winning Accelerator Programme

Today, DigitalHealth.London has opened applications for the eighth cohort of their award-winning Accelerator programme, designed for digital health companies with innovative products or services that have a high potential to address current NHS and social care challenges.

The programme helps innovators maximise their ability to engage commercially with the NHS and social care through enhanced connections, credibility, and confidence-building opportunities.

Companies accepted into the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator benefit from:

  • Tailored support from an assigned NHS Navigator with NHS clinical or service manager expertise
  • Direct engagement with senior stakeholders, clinicians and healthcare experts to ensure their product meets real-world needs
  • Opportunities and resources to refine innovations for optimal impact through expert-led workshops and digital health advisors across DigitalHealth.London’s network
  • Brokering of meaningful connections between innovators and NHS organisations with specific challenges

Since 2016, the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator has supported 160 digital health companies to scale and thrive in the UK and beyond. As the UK’s leading Accelerator for track record, their alumni (including Huma, DrDoctor, Peppy Health, eConsult, AccuRx and HN) have achieved remarkable success, securing over 745 contracts, 3,706 NHS pilots and launching 88 new products in the NHS market. On average, each £1 of public investment spent on the programme generates £10.90 in economic benefit.

The DigitalHealth.London Accelerator programme is part of the Digital Health.London Business Support for London Project which has received £1,379,257.04 from the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF).

Digital innovation is key to overcoming the challenges facing the NHS and social care. Since 2016, our Accelerator programme has supported 160 digital health companies that have positively impacted the healthcare landscape. We are excited to open applications for our eighth cohort of innovators who are ready for wide spread adoption to bring their transformative solutions to the NHS and social care, for the staff and patients who need them.

Sara Nelson
Programme Director at DigitalHealth.London

Empowering patients, improving patient health outcomes, and improving efficiency are just three of the areas our award-winning Accelerator focuses on. Partly funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) and the Office for Life Sciences, the Health Innovation Network (HIN) South London is proud to support DigitalHealth.London’s Accelerator, recognised as one of Europe’s top programmes for digital health companies. If you are an innovator with solutions to the challenges facing the NHS and social care, this is a great opportunity to learn from our partners, experts, and industry leaders on best practices for adoption, scale and spread.

Rishi Das-Gupta
Chief Executive of the Health Innovation Network (HIN) South London

DigitalHealth.London exemplifies the way health innovation networks and local partners can work together to support innovators and the NHS across a region. The DigitalHealth.London Accelerator programme provides a fantastic opportunity for companies at the forefront of healthcare innovation to gain insight into the inner workings of the NHS and how best to work with healthcare organisations to bring their products and services to the people who need them to improve patient outcomes. The Accelerator works to strengthen local entrepreneurial ecosystems and to support diverse founders to collaborate with the NHS, in turn allowing them to successfully scale and drive economic growth in London and nationally.

Dr. Chris Streather
Regional Medical Director and Chief Clinical Information Officer for NHS England, London Region

As a founding partner of the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator programme, we have worked closely to support previous cohorts of the Accelerator, playing an active role in multiple stages of this successful programme. It’s a great opportunity to establish connections with companies at the forefront of digital health innovation and we are encouraging innovators from across the sector to apply for cohort eight. The partnership continues to help us grow CW Innovation and become one of the leading sites for the adoption of digital innovations to improve patient care and experience.

Chris Chaney
Chief Executive of CW+

We’re so proud of how widely our technology has already been embraced across the NHS and the impact we’re having on the lives of thousands of clinicians. Being part of DigitalHealth.London’s Accelerator Cohort Four (2019-20) provided us with valuable opportunities to connect with industry experts as well as other healthtech innovators. I’d encourage ambitious companies like ours with great ideas to apply to this brilliant programme speeding up the adoption of digital health innovations in the NHS.

Anas Nader
Co-Founder of Patchwork Health (Accelerator Cohort 4 2019-20)

The DigitalHealth.London Accelerator opened doors to key NHS leaders, allowing us to demonstrate how our solutions can transform the lives of clinicians and patients. It helped us understand the significance of our stories as clinicians and service users, and how to communicate them effectively. We also met other amazing innovators and remain part of a great community that continues to offer support to this day.

Ross O’Brien
Managing Director of WYSA (Accelerator Cohort 6 2022-23)

Following the application process, up to 20 UK-registered businesses that have products or services with high potential to meet NHS and social care challenges will be offered a place on the programme. There is no cost charged to companies, but places are subject to UK Subsidy Control rules and have a Minimal Financial Assistance (MFA) value of £35,000.00.

Applications open on Wednesday 8 May 2024 and close at midnight on Sunday 16 June 2024.

DigitalHealth.London will also be holding two 101 Webinars to provide interested parties a chance to engage with members of the programme delivery team directly:

For additional information, please visit the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator page or the Accelerator FAQs.

The DigitalHealth.London Accelerator programme is funded by the UK Government via the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF). It is delivered by the Health Innovation Network (HIN) South London in partnership with the Office of Life Sciences, CW+, Medicity, NHS England, the Mayor of London and the Levelling Up Fund.

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