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Simulation for digital Health

2021 Cohort

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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 SimDH team, consultants and subject matter experts focused on your priorities

Project Team Support

Regular 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
Digital Marketing

Product Design & Development

Data Science
Hardware Design & Prototyping
Medical Engineering Support

Product Usability and Acceptability

Guide on Your Innovation’s Evidence Roadmap/Strategy
Product/Service Evaluation
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

Writing a Successful Grant Application

Business Modelling

Evidence Generation for Digital Health SMEs

Navigating Procurement and Frameworks

Graduation & Beyond

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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Expert Partners

Cohort Timeline

Application Deadline

Applications are due before 11.59PM on Sunday 25th of April. They will then be processed by our team and all applicants notified of their status.

Cohort Start

Members will have already received their welcome pack and been added to the community Slack channel. Meetings, events and academic collaborations will commence.

Become Alumni

Members will be able to join our Alumni Slack channel so that they can continue to network with their peers and get access to news and funding opportunities.

Are you ready?

We'll provide the access, expertise and time you need to progress. All you have to do is choose the support you want.

Application Process

Interested SMEs are required to complete the application form.

Applicants can also seek to collaborate on either product development or product evaluation projects with academics at LSBU. Academic Collaboration guidance can be found here.

Application Form

Product Development

SMEs seeking support with product development (hardware, software, AI) from LSBU’s School of Engineering as part of the SimDH programme should also complete this form.

Product Development


SMEs seeking to collaborate on projects evaluating their product/service should complete this form. Please note if you are applying for evaluation your product should be developed at least to MVP.


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.

Express Interest

Eligibility Criteria

To get access to all that SimDH has to offer you must:

  • Have received less than €200,000 State Aid within the last 3 years;
  • Be a start-up or SME with less than 250 employees;
  • Be a digital health business - a business which relies on technology as an advantage in its products or processes and is operating in or looking to trade in the health & wellbeing sector;
  • Be a businesses registered in Greater London, or registered elsewhere in the UK with an operational address within Greater London (co-working spaces and virtual offices are fine with us). Sole traders may also apply.

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?

SimDH 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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