Helicon Health came into being as a result of a highly successful service development programme in North London, delivered in partnership with CHIME (Centre for Health Informatics and Multi-professional education). The company is a spin-out from UCL with the support of UCL Business PLC and Whittington Health.

UCL was founded in 1826.  It was was the first English university established after Oxford and Cambridge, the first to admit students regardless of race, class, religion or gender, and the first to provide systematic teaching of law, architecture and medicine. It is among the world’s top universities, as reflected by performance in a range of international rankings and tables. UCL currently has 24,000 students from almost 140 countries, and more than 9,500 employees. Our annual income is over £800 million.
UCLB is a leading technology transfer company that supports and commercialises research and innovations arising from UCL, one of the UK’s top research-led universities. UCLB has a successful track record and a strong reputation for identifying and protecting promising new technologies and innovations from UCL academics. It invests directly in development projects to maximise the potential of the research and manages the commercialisation process of technologies from the laboratory to market. UCLB supports UCL’s Grand Challenges of increasing UCL’s positive impact on and contribution to Global Health, Sustainable Cities, Intercultural Interaction and Human Wellbeing.
CHIME was established in 1995, as a joint initiative of UCL and the NHS. It undertakes research and delivers undergraduate and postgraduate education in information and quality management, to support clinical practice and to benefit communities – both patients and health care professionals – locally, nationally and globally.