Dotforge Health + Data Accelerator

Dotforge Health + Data is powering innovative startups, creating data driven solutions to offer patients, clinicians, GPs and health workers time saving applications.

The programme offers companies £15,000 – £20,000 of investment on a convertible loan note and 3 months support, mentoring and office space in the heart of Leeds.

The Dotforge team have partnered with key health platform providers to help startups and early stage companies build the relationships they need to succeed in offering health based solutions. Through these partnerships you will have access to clinicians and industry expertise to help develop and tailor your solution for this challenging market place.

The Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) are pleased to be supporting the programme through investing in the selected accelerator companies, providing market access expertise and mentoring. Fellow sponsors include EMIS health, Creative England and Mercia Fund Management.

We are looking for companies with solid domain experience and technology skills looking to solve an issue using a data led solution in one of the following areas:

  • Self monitoring                                                              This may be supporting individuals with long term conditions, to facilitate adoption of healthier lifestyles and general well being or tracking issues brought on by aging.
  • Early stage screening or diagnostics tools
    We are looking for innovative, low cost, time effective solutions which leverage data, providing context and analysis for both patients and health professionals.
  • Remote monitoring
    Supporting individuals to live high quality, longer lives in their homes is one of the key agendas for the health sector. How can data driven technology help carers, friends, family and health professionals support individuals to live their lives and remain safe, fit and well?
  • Medicines adherence and management
    As we know it is difficult to form new habits. Taking medicines incorrectly or inconsistently, or even not at all, is one of the main reasons why medical treatments can fail. Addressing this issue can help save money, time and most importantly improve individual health and wellbeing.


If you are interested in participating in Dotforge Health +  Data, take a look at the company criteria. If you believe you fulfill the eligibility criteria, please contact Philippa Hedley-Takhar at for further information.


Please click here to visit the Dotforge website and to apply.


The programme will open for applications on 28th October and close on 30th November. Shortlisting and interviews will take place December 2015 – January 2016 with the programme to commence 1st February 2016 with demonstration days and pitch events scheduled for 25th April – 6th May 2016.