An accelerator scheme has been launched in Yorkshire and the Humber which seeks to aid digital innovators in health technology. The scheme itself will provide SME with access to a structured course of support and advice to help companies increase their market presence and growth rate.
The scheme will begin by selecting six organisations to take part in a six-month programme of masterclasses, digital innovator surgeries and events. Furthermore, mentorship will be provided by NHS providers and commissioners, academic organisations and primary care representatives.
“This is a great opportunity for innovative companies to access a raft of support specifically tailored to their needs, and equip them with the knowledge and contacts to drive their businesses forward.” – Neville Young, Director of Enterprise and Innovation for Yorkshire and the Humber Academic Health Science Network (AHSN)
This news follows the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan which placed emphasised using technological innovation in healthcare.
Applications for the scheme are open until 28th February. Further information can be found here.