Accelerator

The twelve-month DigitalHealth.London Accelerator empowers digital health companies with innovative products or services that have a high potential to address current NHS and social care challenges, by strengthening their commercial engagement strategies through enhanced connections, credibility, and confidence-building opportunities.

Who is the Accelerator for?

The twelve-month DigitalHealth.London Accelerator empowers digital health companies with innovative products or services that have a high potential to address current NHS and social care challenges. Companies successful in gaining a place on the programme usually have a product or service that has already been piloted in the NHS and is ready to scale.


The DigitalHealth.London Accelerator programme is part-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+, Medcity, NHS England, the Mayor of London and the Levelling Up Fund.

For more information, please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-
shared-prosperity-fund-prospectus.

What’s involved?

The Accelerator provides bespoke support over twelve months, including:

  • 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 your product meets real-world needs
  • Opportunities and resources to refine your product 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

Watch the first and second of our 2024 DigitalHealth.London Accelerator 101 Webinars to hear more from members of the programme delivery team.

  • Supported

    177

    digital health companies
  • For every £1 spent on the Accelerator through the health innovation networks

    £ 12.80

    is saved for the NHS [1]
  • UK’s Top Accelerator out of

    24

    Accelerators for Track Record [4]
  • Named 1 of the Top

    8

    Accelerators in Europe for Women Founders [2]
  • 92 %

    of SMEs demonstrated growth whilst on the programme [1]
  • 554

    new contracts secured during Accelerator support [1]
  • 3706

    new NHS pilots secure during Accelerator support [1]
  • 79

    Net Promoter Score for the fifth cohort at 12 months [3]
  • £ 166860457

    investment raised during Accelerator support [1]

Success stories

Joachim Werr CEO, Heath Navigator, DigitalHealth.London Accelerator 2018/19
The most valuable thing for us has been the connections made with executives and decision makers within NHS organisations, and with central NHS policy makers, for example in NHS England, and NHS improvement. Our NHS Navigator, combined with the expertise within the Accelerator’s network have helped us reach the people that can make change happen in the NHS
Nader Alaghband CEO, Ampersand Health, DigitalHealth.London Accelerator 2019/20
The DigitalHealth.London Accelerator programme has supported us in engaging with experts in the field and in refining our product to meet the needs of healthcare systems
Anas Nader CEO and Co-founder, Patchwork Health, DigitalHealth.London Accelerator 2019/20
“We were delighted to join the 2019-20 cohort of DigitalHealth.London’s Accelerator, a brilliant programme speeding up adoption of digital health innovations in the NHS. The programme has provided us with opportunities to connect with industry experts as well as other healthtech innovators. I’d encourage companies like ours with good ideas and big ambitions to apply.”