These Medtech Accelerator Health Hack workshops are designed to engage a wide community of stakeholders, focused on stimulating innovation within the NHS, through the identification and development of innovative new products and services with the potential to meet unmet clinical needs and generate commercial benefit.
They are aiming to engage 6 - 10 individuals/teams from NHS organisations to participate and Idea Owners with innovations in the broad area of medical technology (devices, diagnostics, software and eHealth) that meet unmet clinical needs. Such innovations will be primarily based upon NHS intellectual property (IP) that show the potential to create new company opportunities. Problem Owners who don’t yet have a solution for their unmet need are also welcome.
The judges will pick one or more of the ideas to go forward and pitch their idea to the MedTech Accelerator Investment Panel, with a chance of winning up to £125,000 of funding to develop the idea. The remaining projects will all be offered the opportunity of further mentoring and support from Health Education England and Eastern AHSN.