Sponsored by Oxford Capital, the ‘Accelerator of the Year’ UKBAA Angel Investment Award recognises the Accelerator programme with the most dynamic and innovative programme of support for early-stage founders. The awards held on 7th July, were a celebration of the success and determination of the angel and early-stage investment community.
Ruth Bradbury, Interim Head of DigitalHealth.London said, “Now in our sixth consecutive year, our flagship Accelerator programme provides digital health innovators with meaningful partnerships, as well as the platform, tools and advice they need to navigate the complexities of the NHS market. I am extremely proud to see the programme recognised across the wider health and care sector, and the team at DigitalHealth.London look forward to continuing to support digital health companies to bring their innovative solutions into the NHS.”
DigitalHealth.London’s Accelerator aims to speed up the adoption of technology in London’s NHS, relieving high pressure on services and empowering patients to manage their health. for every £1 spent on the programme through the AHSNs, £12.70 is saved for the NHS*.
The programme works with around 20 high potential SMEs over a 12-month period, giving bespoke support and advice, a programme of expert-led workshops and events, and brokering meaningful connections between innovators and NHS organisations with specific challenges. The companies successful in getting onto the Accelerator programme have been chosen through a rigorous and highly competitive selection process, involving expert NHS and industry panel assessments, interviews, and due diligence checks.
*DigitalHealth.London Accelerator Interim Evaluation report available to download here: digitalhealth.london/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Digital-Health-Accelerator_Interim-Report_v1-2.pdf
The DigitalHealth.London Accelerator is a collaborative programme funded by two of London’s Academic Health Science Networks – UCL Partners and the Health Innovation Network, MedCity, CW+ and receives match funding from the European Regional Development Fund.