“We're pleased to be supporting ‘Accelerating FemTech’, a new initiative supporting innovators to boost the development of technology solutions to address current challenges in women’s health.“
The West of England AHSN is pleased to be supporting ‘Accelerating FemTech’, a new initiative supporting innovators to boost the development of technology solutions to address current challenges in women’s health. Accelerating FemTech has been made possible through Innovate UK funding as part of the Biomedical Catalyst.
Accelerating FemTech is looking to inspire, by engaging innovators (clinicians, companies and academics) around the challenges in women’s health, and to accelerate, by delivering a targeted 10-week accelerator programme for small/medium-sized companies across the UK.
The programme is being delivered by the Health Innovation Network and partners, including DigitalHealth.London, CW Innovation, West of England AHSN, Kent Surrey Sussex AHSN, South West AHSN, Mills & Reeve, East Midlands AHSN, Yorkshire and Humber AHSN, Health Innovation Manchester, The Academic Health Science Network for North East and North Cumbria, and others. It builds upon the experience of running the award-winning DigitalHealth.London Accelerator, Propel@YH, and other innovator support programmes from the AHSNs.
Inspire includes specialist webinars, from a range of subject matter experts and innovators, to motivate and celebrate innovative solutions, and invite-only face-to-face events, to encourage and connect innovators to solve to women’s health challenges. These events are targeted at clinicians, academic and innovators interested in tackling women’s health challenges.
Accelerate is a 10-week support programme for small/medium-sized companies (SMEs) from across the UK, that have early-stage innovations addressing current challenges in women’s health. The programme will provide companies developing products to solve women’s health challenges with bespoke support through expert-led workshops and mentoring. It will support them to develop their product offering, understand the challenges in the women’s health space, grow entrepreneurship skills and engage with key stakeholders across the NHS and academic landscape.
Applications open on Tuesday 16 May and close at 23:59 on Sunday 25 June.
The Accelerate programme will be delivered in a hybrid format, with two days of face-to-face workshops in London in September and Leeds in October, and a showcase in London in November, supplemented by online support, workshops and coaching. The programme will also support the companies to apply to the Innovate UK Biomedical Catalyst call in November 2023, to demonstrate their commercial and technical feasibility.Find out more here