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. You will be prompted to complete a second application for the advanced support upon completion of the below form.
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.
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.
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.
To get access to all that SimDH has to offer you must:
Our cohort enables health tech SMEs to access the expertise, facilities and support they require to succeed. Participants are provided the pathway most appropriate for their development stage with longer-term research and development opportunities available to those eligible. Join now to accelerate your business.
Applications are due before 11.59PM on Sunday 5 December 2021. They will then be processed by our team and all applicants notified of their status.
Members will have already received their welcome pack and been added to the community Slack channel. Meetings, events and academic collaborations will commence.
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.
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:
Throughout the programme you will meet with the SimDH Team to discuss your progress through the programme.
A good leader is as valuable to a business as a good product or idea. Throughout participation you will have opportunity to meet with subject matter experts and gain the benefit of their experience.
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.
This project is a great example of how a successful knowledge transfer partnership between academia and industry could hugely benefit all stakeholders involved.
Neucruit came to us in need of marketing consultancy to inform their business strategy and support development of their web platform - we helped them to enrol 2,500 research participants.
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 are ready to start independent testing, then we encourage you to apply for Academic Collaboration as part of the programme.
I’d recommend taking part in the programme to any start-up, as both the programme and team can provide excellent support, motivation and feedback.
We helped Dual Good Health to test their CPR Virtual Reality device with medical experts, providing invaluable data and feedback.
Hassan leads on Digital Health at the Department for International Trade (DIT) and is a Director at Vita Healthcare. His background is in social work, NHS informatics, public health and commissioning. He later co-founded an award-winning agency in real world data which he successfully exited in 2018.
MedCity is the cluster organisation for the world-leading health and life sciences sector in London and the Greater South East of England. They were set up in 2014 by the Mayor of London and the region’s Academic Health Science Centres to drive growth and investment in the sector for the health and wealth of the population.
We understand the issues of webinar-fatigue, that's why we've shortened our sessions to ensure you get the same content in less time.
We provide regular contact and feedback sessions so that you can consistently progress despite Covid-19.
Research and development projects are still proceeding in a Covid-safe environment.
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
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.
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.
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.