Six tech start ups join accelerator programme

Six tech start ups join accelerator programme

Posted on August 16

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Propel@YH has announced the six start-ups to participate in its inaugural digital health accelerator programme, aimed at navigating the complex healthcare landscape and building an NHS-relevant business case.

The Leeds-based programme is commissioned by the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN (Academic Health Science Network) in partnership with mHabitat, an NHS-owned specialist and expert in the application of digital to health and care. It is the first digital accelerator programme in the region.

The final cohort was announced at the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN’s ‘Transforming Lives Through Innovation’ Annual Conference in Leeds. The six startups bring innovation to market in diabetes management and support, digital patient triage, digital pathology, remote consultation in pharmacies and NHS centres, and application of AI to personalise patient treatment paths.

Dr Neville Young, Director of Enterprise and Innovation for the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN, said: “These health tech start-ups will embark on a six-month programme of masterclasses, surgeries and events focused on accelerating company growth and increasing their market presence. Core to this is developing a patient-centred, co-designed approach to their digital solutions with input from expert partner organisations and patient representatives.”