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Six tech start ups join accelerator programme

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.

The final cohort was announced at the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN’s ‘Transforming Lives Through Innovation’ Annual Conference in Leeds. The final 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.

This announcement follows a rigorous application process, involving fourteen selected start-ups, where the final six companies: DigiBete, Healthcare Engineering, HeteroGenius, Medicsen, Medicspot and Scaled Insights, successfully demonstrated their innovative digital healthcare solutions and commitment to having a presence in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

The remaining shortlisted companies will receive an associate support package, which will include valuable access to selected courses and sessions.

Dr Neville Young, Director of Enterprise and Innovation for the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN, said: “I’m delighted to welcome these health tech start-ups as they take their places on the inaugural  Propel@YH digital health accelerator.

“They’re about to 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.”

One of Propel@YH’s participants, Barry  Singleton from Scaled Insights said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be selected for the first Propel@YH cohort, and excited at the prospect of participating in the programme.

“It’s our belief that we can contribute to improving health outcomes for all, working alongside academics and clinicians, focused on personalisation, prediction, prevention and
people-centred healthcare. It’s incredibly  rewarding that the people behind Propel@YH recognise the opportunity to facilitate our aspirations to co-create ‘tech for good’, and help us on our journey.”