25 Feb 2019
Innovative companies continue to progress through Greater Manchester Digital Health Accelerator
Four companies have spent the past few months working with Health Innovation Manchester to develop and spread their digital health innovations as part of the Greater Manchester Digital Health Accelerator programme.
The Greater Manchester Digital Health Accelerator, run by Health Innovation Manchester, is one of five schemes which launched in September, 2018, to help England’s NHS meet current challenges.
The schemes aimed to build on the successful DigitalHealth.London Accelerator and marked the largest push yet to rapidly increase the speed of digital health product take up in the NHS.
The five accelerator programmes, in seven AHSNs, including Health Innovation Manchester are supporting 34 companies, helping founders to understand and navigate the complex healthcare system, and scale the adoption of their solution.
The successful SMEs are offered:
- One-to-one support from a designated “NHS Navigator”: someone with strong clinical or NHS provider experience, who really know the NHS, and can help companies approach it
- Specialist training
- Support with product development
- Opportunities to meet experts from business, clinical, and government backgrounds
- Regular opportunities to showcase their products with NHS decision-makers and influencers.
The four companies selected have spent the past few months working with their digital navigator to progress their innovation and understand how the NHS in Greater Manchester could potentially benefit from what their product can offer.