Digital health and social care agency Healthcare Innovation Consortium (HIC) – who champion innovators in the HealthTech community – will be joining the UK Pavilion at this year’s MEDICA trade fair (14 – 17 November 2022) to launch their exciting new health-focused accelerator programme helping international technology innovators grow in the UK.
Healthcare Innovation Consortium (HIC) will be opening the doors to international technology innovators to apply for their new International Accelerator Programme (IAP) in October 2022. The 12-month structured programme will begin in March 2023 and will take IAP innovators on a journey that includes a tailored route to the UK market, testing and positioning IAP innovators products and services to succeed and the ability to register their company through HIC.
As part of the 12-month programme, IAP innovators will be welcomed to a UK on-site two-day bootcamp, to not only learn from NHS organisations and third-sector providers about the UK market landscape, regulatory requirements, procurement frameworks and processes, but to also receive pitch training from dedicated subject matter experts. Suppliers will then pitch to a panel of healthcare/NHS provider organisations with the end goal being to secure a Proof of Concept (PoC) to implement their technology in the UK. The 12-month programme will intend to conclude successful UK implementation and the opportunity to showcase success sought at the renowned EXPO conference.
Hadleigh Stollar, Chief Executive Officer at HIC, said: “With established relationships with NHS organisations including the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) community, this has enabled HIC to position us as a broker between the NHS, industry and international trade. We are confident this programme will see onward success for a thriving and globally recognised NHS.
“Our committed relationship to work as partners will expose IAP innovators to a wealth of industry knowledge and market access. MEDICA is the world’s largest medical trade fair and welcomes thousands of exhibitors from over 50 countries every year. The exposure MEDICA provides organisations to HealthTech companies is unmatched and will enable HIC to showcase IAP to a spectrum of innovators.”
Digital health is an increasingly important component of the 21st century healthcare ecosystem with all 42 Integrated Care Systems across the NHS developing robust digital strategies, however embedding it can be extremely challenging. The new accelerator programme launched by HIC will leverage their expertise to help overseas businesses overcome these challenges and speed up the adoption of promising technologies across the UK’s healthcare sector.
Healthcare Innovation Consortium (HIC) is a digital health and social care agency with strong partners across NHS organisations and AHSNs. Together they are committed to support the adoption, implementation and spread of innovation within and across healthcare in the UK.
MEDICA is taking place from 14 – 17 November 2022 and throughout the show, Healthcare Innovation Consortium (HIC) will be located in the UK Pavilion - Hall 16 Stand H48. For more information, visit https://hicdigital.co.uk/.