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TheHill opens applications for NHS Market Access Accelerator 2023




TheHill, a catalyst for digital health innovation, embedded within Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, announced today that applications are now open for the Market Access Accelerator (MAA) programme.

The call for applications is aimed at innovative health companies addressing real issues in health and care.

Health entrepreneurs from within the NHS, or from external companies with breakthrough innovations that can be commercialised into impactful technological solutions for the NHS are encouraged to apply.

TheHill is looking for innovations which will help the NHS be more efficient and effective, support staff and benefit patients.

TheHill’s unique position of being embedded within the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust brings a unique perspective which, coupled with an extensive digital health network, business and technology expertise provides a springboard for development, NHS piloting and international expansion.

Participants benefit from one-to-one support by our pool of highly qualified and experienced mentors, in addition to tailormade workshops on the different structures within the NHS and how decisions are made for the adoption of new technology, especially at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Megan Morys-Carter, Director of TheHill digital innovation and experienced enterprise educator and innovator, said:

“The Market Access Accelerator is our flagship programme providing support to innovators in the digital health space.

“We help put innovators in the best possible position to work with the NHS, and our competitive selection process ensures that the start-ups chosen are bringing innovations of real value to staff and patients.”

Abdul Gufar, Accelerator and Digital Innovation Manager, said:

“We enjoy working with a diverse range of HealthTech companies to help them to grow & scale as part of their entrepreneurial journey.

“The Market Access Accelerator is structured to provide the necessary framework support to companies gain a better understanding of NHS structures and the regulatory requirements which are key components of the procurement process, clinical trials, pilots and much more.

“The team develops a strong relationship with each company to build a solid foundation on which sustainable businesses thrive and technologies which help improve the patient pathway.”

In the last 3 years of the MAA, participating companies have raised over £14.2million through grants and investment and 10 major competition winners including social entrepreneur of the year, start-up company of the year, young innovator of the year, numerous pilots across the UK, Europe and 1 US company filed $75 million IPO.

If you are a digital health business and would like to access support to develop your innovations for the NHS, you can apply here.

For more information speak to Adele Carvalho: [email protected].

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