DigitalHealth.London has today opened applications to their Launchpad programme for the next generation of digital health companies.

The programme is aimed at businesses at an early stage of developing a product or service and are nearing launch into the health and social care market. It will support digital health companies who have high potential of meeting the current challenges facing the NHS and social care today.

Participants of Launchpad will receive up to 12 hours of support over a three-month period that will consist of workshops, bespoke guidance from DigitalHealth.London consultants and advice from key founding and strategic partners to bring rich and diverse expertise across healthcare innovation.

Jenny Thomas, programme director of the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator, said: “I’m delighted to announce the opening of applications to be part of the next cohort of companies on the DigitalHealth.London Launchpad programme.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the biggest challenges the NHS has faced but has also highlighted the importance of digital innovation and the pivotal role it will play in the recovery and the future of the NHS.

“I’d urge any digital health company who is developing a product or service that could support the NHS to consider applying for this programme.”

The opening of applications comes shortly after DigitalHealth.London welcomed their latest cohort of their flagship Accelerator programme, which aims to help transform the capital’s NHS and care system.

Emily Curtis, co-founder of The Exercise Clinic, who participated in cohort two of Launchpad, added: “We were delighted to join cohort two of DigitalHealth.London’s Launchpad, a brilliant programme supporting early-stage digital technology innovators.

“The programme has helped us understand the steps we need to take to work with NHS organisations and provided us with opportunities to connect with industry experts as well as other innovators.

“I’d encourage any health tech innovators that are close to launching a product or service, to apply to this programme.”

Applications for DigitalHealth.London’s Launchpad programme open on Monday 31 January 2022 for two weeks. The deadline for companies to apply is midnight on Sunday 13 February 2022, with support beginning in March of this year for successful applicants.