Helicon Selected for the First Cohort of the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator Businesses!

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We are incredibly pleased to announce that Helicon has been selected as one of the companies in the very first cohort of the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator!

The pioneering, year-long Accelerator programme, the first major programme of DigitalHealth.London, will provide in-depth knowledge of the NHS to a cohort of 32 high potential small and medium digital health businesses (SMEs) as they adopt and refine their innovations – to improve the lives of patients and the efficiency of the NHS and wider healthcare sector. This represents a major success for Helicon and all those companies selected as there were 119 applicant companies.

Jenny Thomas, Accelerator Programme Director, said: “This is a completely new and innovative programme – the first of its kind in London – that works by engaging with businesses, the NHS and wider healthcare sector, to close the gap between product development and the uptake of new solutions within hospitals and other healthcare settings”

Helicon’s CEO Tony Bowden said, “I am very proud that Helicon has been selected for the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator. It’s a great opportunity and a tribute to the vision and hard work of our Founder Professor David Patterson and the whole team. We are very much looking forward to working with our NHS Navigator Hannah Harniess. At the launch event I was very pleased to announce our goal to make London the stroke prevention capital of the world.”

DigitalHealth.London Accelerator programme:

The DigitalHealth.London Accelerator is first programme of DigitalHealth.London. The programme is for digital health businesses that would benefit from better engagement with the NHS and the wider health sector, in order to refine and develop products and services that meet the needs of the system.

The year-long programme will be run over three consecutive years, and provides support to around 80 (20 – 30 in each year) small and medium sized businesses. The support, tailored to each business’s specific needs, focuses on engagement with clinicians and healthcare experts, refining products to meet needs, deepening understanding of the health system, showcasing in health facilities and developing business models in order to progress product development and access to the market.

For more information about the programme, please see: http://digitalhealth.london/accelerator/about-the-accelerator/

European Regional Development Fund:

The project is receiving funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects, which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit: https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding

DigitalHealth.London:

DigitalHealth.London is a partnership, expert in accelerating the adoption of digital innovation by linking health and care organisations with digital health innovators for the benefit of patients and populations. It accelerates the adoption of digital innovations across health and care to improve patient and population outcomes and experience, and supports a sustainable future NHS.