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Simulation for digital Health

Cohort 20/21

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Our cohort enables health tech businesses to access the expertise, facilities and support they require to succeed. The 5 month programme culminates in a showcase event where each participant is able to demonstrate their enhanced knowledge and skills to their peer group.
Academic Collaborations
Places available
Experts on hand
Hours of dedicated support

Range of Support

Support & Guidance

A range of support is available at regular intervals throughout the programme, allowing members to access what they require at the right time.

Tailored Support

Regular one-to-one sessions with mentors, consultants and subject matter experts focused on your priorities

Project Team Support

Monthly meetings with a member of the SimDH delivery team to discuss progress

Peer Support

Members will be able to join the cohort Slack Channel, providing them the opportunity to connect with each other and seek out collaboration and feedback where appropriate.
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Academic Collaboration

As part of the application process, businesses can propose projects with experts from across LSBU. This project should help them to further develop their product, conduct an independent evaluation and support their progress towards launching to market.

If you have a design prototype and would like to support to develop a MVP, or you already have a MVP and and are ready to start independent testing, then we encourage you to apply for Academic Collaboration as part of the programme.

Business Development and Strategy

Understanding NHS Procurement
Business Model Support
Intellectual Property
Investment Readiness

Product Design & Development

Software and UX Development
Design Support
Electrical Engineering Support

Product Usability and Efficacy

Guide on Your Innovation’s Evidence Roadmap/Strategy
Product and/or Service Testing
Usability Testing
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Group Workshops

Workshops will be delivered by a range of experts throughout the programme. They are designed to provide participants with a thorough, rounded knowledge-base upon which they can continue to develop themselves and their business.

Example events include:

Data Governance for Digital Health

Business Modelling

Financial Modelling for Tech SMEs

Graduation & Beyond

Showcase Event

The cohort culminates in a showcase event in which members will have the opportunity to present their business, as if to a panel of investors.

It enables participants to expand their network as they graduate from the programme and generate momentum towards their business goals.

Alumni Network

Once the cohort has ended all members will have the opportunity to join our Alumni Slack channel, enabling them to hear about events, funding opportunities and any similar support they may be eligible for.
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Complete our short expression of interest form to check your eligibility.
A member of our team will be in touch to discuss your support options.

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Cohort Timeline

Application Deadline
Cohort 2020-21 Start Date
SME Showcase
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The application process is made up of one essential form, and another optional questionnaire.

Click on the first form below to apply, and if you are interested in academic collaboration please also follow the second link to submit an outline project proposal.

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I would like to learn more

Complete our short expression of interest form to check your eligibility.

A member of our team will be in touch to discuss your support options.

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Frequently Asked Questions

At what stage of product development do companies have to be to apply?

Companies can be at a variety of stages in product development and benefit from the wide range of expertise and support available through the programme.

Companies that have a product or solution that is well-defined, i.e. MVP, and are ready to start user testing or building their evidence base are likely to benefit the most from collaborative research and development with LSBU academics as part of the programme

What happens if I dont get accepted?

If you apply and are unsuccessful in joining the cohort we will provide feedback to support you in future application, as well as signposting to potential areas of support to help you develop.

What is expected of me?

We expect you to actively engage with all of the support available through the cohort. This will typically equate to around 6 hours per month and applicants will need to dedicate additional time to work on any actions set to them via one-to-one support.

How is this free?

A2i and LCLDN is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and London South Bank University (LSBU). All support is provided under Article 28 Innovation Aid to SMEs, and does not affect your de minimis allowance.

Applications Closing - Deadline 11th October

Don’t miss your chance to be part of our next cohort. Apply now to fast-track your product development journey.

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