Health Innovation – East Midlands Digital Health Accelerator Programme

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Health Innovation East Midlands

Health and care innovators are invited to apply for the Health Innovation East Midlands 2024 Digital Health Accelerator (DHA) programme – the deadline is Friday 8 December 2023.

The programme invites innovators to bring forward their digital solutions to address some of the most pressing challenges within the NHS and Care systems, including NHS waiting lists and the promotion of self-care in the community.

Those selected to join the programme will benefit from a customized support package, including masterclass sessions, individualised coaching, and the invaluable chance to present their innovations directly to healthcare professionals and decision-makers.

The application window runs from 13th November to midday on Friday, 8th December 2023, and submission ate via the online application portal.

The accelerator is a way for for digital health start-ups to access bespoke support for their product. The focus for this year’s accelerator is:

  • Theme 1: Self-care in the community (primary and community healthcare)
  • Theme 2: Tackling NHS waiting lists (secondary/elective and mental healthcare)
  • Cross-cutting theme: Digital inclusion and accessibility

To find out more, read our FAQ document.

The East Midlands DHA has a history of assisting companies to not only polish their value propositions but also achieve actual deployment and adoption within the East Midlands health and care system.

The programme’s efficacy is best spoken through the success stories of its participants. Adam Beard, Managing Director & Co-Founder of Download Learning Ltd, shared his experience:

“HIEM have been highly supportive and excellent in their communication and organisation. They care about what they do, and what they do is to help you establish yourselves in the NHS. The most valuable outcome of the programme has been a pilot project that the HIEM team has facilitated with East Midlands Ambulance Service. This will provide us with a fully and independently evaluated pilot to hopefully be our springboard into the NHS.”

Dawn Plummer, HIEM, Digital Health Innovation Lead, welcomes new applicants, “We are on the lookout for innovative solutions that can reshape the future of healthcare. Your ideas have the potential to forge new pathways in patient care, and we’re here to help you make that a reality.”

Find out more about the EMDHA.