A wide range of support for businesses, innovators, entrepreneurs, healthcare providers and commissioners, and researchers is now available to catalyse and accelerate economic growth and the adoption of healthtech innovation.
Through events, workshops and direct introductions, the new Healthtech Catalyst is linking to expertise from industry, academia, the public sector, investor networks and entrepreneurs to stimulate innovation and commercialisation.
The support includes access to:
- information, advice and guidance
- practical advice such as product pitching, being investor-ready and economic modelling
- workforce skills and training.
Led and managed by Leeds Academic Health Partnership, the free-to-join Healthtech Catalyst sits at the heart of a global healthtech hub. The Leeds City Region is home to more than a fifth of the UK’s digital health jobs and hundreds of digital and healthtech businesses supplying the health and care sector.
Through new regional, national and international collaborations, the Healthtech Catalyst will strengthen the Leeds City Region as the engine of innovation across the City Region and the nation.
Dr Liz Mear, Managing Director, Leeds Academic Health Partnership, said: “Health technologies can help people better manage their own health and health conditions, while relieving the pressure on, and the costs of, our precious health and care services. During the pressures of the pandemic, we’ve seen amazing new levels of collaboration across organisational boundaries, creative thinking and fast adoption of digital and technological solutions. And we now need to accelerate that kind of adoption.
“Our region has a thriving health and care business sector. These businesses are a vital part of our region’s economic recovery and to offering new and better ways to provide care. I encourage people to sign up to our Healthtech Catalyst and find out what support it offers them.”
The new Healthtech Catalyst underpins the ambitions of our regional, cross-sector healthtech partnership.
To join the Healthtech Catalyst, go to bit.ly/healthtech-catalyst