Well done on your successful application to join the SimDH programme. We’re excited to have you as part of the upcoming cohort. So that we are able to satisfy our funders and to provide you with a range of valuable support free of charge, we need you to complete a registration form. This is the final step in joining the programme.Registration Form
We endeavour to provide your business with a seamless journey throughout your time receiving support as part of the SimDH Programme.
As part of the programme, SMEs will receive access to group workshops, and one to one business consultancy support with external consultants and/or specialist organisations. As part of the SimDH Programme support you will have the opportunity to apply for Academic collaboration from the Schools of Business, Health and Social Care, Applied Sciences or the Engineering for product development, evaluation or launch support.
The scope of academic collaboration may include technical support in the development of your product or service, or research projects to independently evaluate your product for usability, safety and/or efficacy (please refer to the SimDH Academic collaboration process flow chart for more detailed information regarding academic collaboration).
SimDH programme requires SMEs to engage on the programme through monthly one-to-one sessions with mentors, consultants and subject matter experts focused on your priorities, alongside workshops delivered across a range of topics, and monthly progress meetings with a member of the SimDH delivery team. Through this we commit to providing a minimum of 12 hours’ support to each SME per cohort, although we expect this to be much higher and largely depends on how much you engage with the support on offer.
Outlined below is a user journey for SMEs, from application to programme completion
On the SimDH programme, we work with academics from the Schools of Business, Health and Social Care, Applied Sciences and Engineering. SMEs that are engaged with academic collaboration projects can receive support in the development or evaluation of their product with these schools. The scope of academic collaboration may include technical support in the development of your product or service, or research projects to independently evaluate your product for usability, safety and/or efficacy.
Projects can be on a prototype, aimed to build or evaluate functionality with a view to launching to market. Alternatively, projects can be on products that are already launched to market to independently demonstrate efficacy and safety. All projects, in line with SimDH programme outputs, must lead to an output of new product, process or service to your business. Additionally, where there is scope to do so, the research team will seek to write up the project findings as a research paper to be submitted for publication.
Once an SME has submitted an application for academic collaboration, the key steps from receiving the application to completing delivery of work on a successful project are outlined below: