DigitalHealth.London’s Launchpad today reveals the seven SMEs to have been successful in getting onto the third cohort of the programme.
The Launchpad is a three-month programme that supports digital health SMEs develop and launch new, innovative digital health products and services to the NHS and social care market. Delivered by DigitalHealth.London the programme works to support early stage SMEs giving them valuable support to launch their product or service.
Anna King, Commercial Director of Health Innovation Network, a founding partner of DigitalHealth.London said: “We are very excited to announce the latest cohort of Launchpad companies. These early stage SMEs are selected because they have high potential to meet the needs of the NHS and social care sector. We hope they will benefit from that extra support and advice in getting their products ready to launch to this complex and often daunting market. We look forward to working with them over the next three months.”
SMEs that have previously been supported by the Launchpad include; Thalamos who launched their Mental Health Act product and service at ReWired festival earlier this year, Phlo a pharmacy delivery app supplying NHS prescriptions to people in their homes and Tiny Medical Apps who went on to be successful in gaining a place on the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator programme and now have their self-management app for young people living with asthma available on the NHS Apps Library.
The seven successful companies are:
Alva Health Ltd, iOWNA Health, Lisn, NuKi Health, Joy, RTW Plus and The Ticket Bank.
Ranging from platforms to provide support and care for women during menopause to those that offer quick and affordable paediatric dietetic advice and a company offering free tickets to support social prescribing within the NHS, these seven companies have potential to innovate many NHS services and care offers.
Dr Millicent Stone, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at iOWNA Health selected to be on cohort 3 of the Launchpad said: “We were thrilled to be selected for the third cohort of the DigitalHealth.London Launchpad programme. As a start-up there is so much to learn about navigating the NHS procurement process and we wanted to set off on the right foot.
“Specifically, we applied for the Launchpad to access mentorship from the DigitalHealth.London team, to become part of a network of like minded groups innovating in the digital healthcare space and to gain insights into navigating the NHS procurement process. We are really looking forward to the next three months.”
Patrick Harding, Founder and CEO of Joy, said: “The Launchpad programme has come at the perfect time to fast-track our growth, supporting us to scale our data-led social prescribing platforms across the NHS. This is a major step in our mission to add ten happy years to life expectancy and we’re excited to be working with the DigitalHealth.London team.”
Dr. Devdeep Ahuja, Clinical Director, RTW Plus said: “We are immensely pleased to be selected to the Launchpad programme for development and launch of our RESTORE chronic pain digital programme into the NHS. We anticipate that this will provide us with the basic grounding and understanding of the NHS supply chain framework to meet standards and criteria along with introductions to highlight our excellent health app-based behaviour change approach to chronic pain management. From the first meeting itself, we can see the massive resource this programme will be to prepare for delivering our service into the NHS.”
The Launchpad programme runs in parallel with DigitalHealth.London’s flagship Accelerator programme which is delivered over 12 months. It supports SMEs with a product or service already at market, applications for this are open until midnight 5 July 2020.