Health tech accelerator programme to launch at MEDICA



Digital health and social care agency Healthcare Innovation Consortium (HIC) is set to join the ABHI UK Pavilion at this year’s MEDICA trade fair.

The Consortium will launch the new health-focused accelerator programme helping international technology innovators grow in the UK.

HIC will open the doors to international technology innovators to apply for their new International Accelerator Programme (IAP) in October 2022.

The 12-month structured programme, which begins in March 2023, will take IAP innovators on a journey that includes a tailored route to the UK market, testing and positioning IAP innovators products and services to succeed and the ability to register their company through HIC.

IAP innovators will be welcomed to a two-day on-site UK bootcamp, to not only learn from NHS organisations and third-sector providers about the UK market landscape, regulatory requirements, procurement frameworks and processes, but to also receive pitch training from dedicated subject matter experts.

Suppliers will then pitch to a panel of healthcare organisations with the end goal being to secure a Proof of Concept (PoC) to implement their technology in the UK.

Hadleigh Stollar, Chief Executive Officer at HIC, said:

“With established relationships with NHS organisations including the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) community, this has enabled HIC to position us as a broker between the NHS, industry and international trade.

“We are confident this programme will see onward success for a thriving and globally recognised NHS.

“Our committed relationship to work as partners will expose IAP innovators to a wealth of industry knowledge and market access.

“MEDICA is the world’s largest medical trade fair and welcomes thousands of exhibitors from over 50 countries every year.

“The exposure MEDICA provides organisations to HealthTech companies is unmatched and will enable HIC to showcase IAP to a spectrum of innovators.”

Digital health has become integral to the 21st century healthcare ecosystem, with all 42 Integrated Care Systems across the NHS developing robust digital strategies.

However, embedding digital health can be extremely challenging.

The new accelerator programme will leverage HIC’s expertise to help overseas businesses overcome these challenges and speed up the adoption of promising technologies across the UK’s healthcare sector.

The digital health and social care agency has strong partners across NHS organisations and AHSNs.

MEDICA is taking place from November 14-17 2022 and throughout the show, Healthcare Innovation Consortium (HIC) will be located on the ABHI UK Pavilion – Hall 16 Stand H48.

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