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Applications Open for ABHI US Accelerator 2022 cohort

Posted: 16th July 2021

Dell Medical School

The Association for British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) – the UK’s leading industry association for health technology – has announced that applications for the ABHI US Accelerator 2022 cohort are now open.

The Yorkshire & Humber AHSN is pleased to support this programme and is putting a call out to innovators to apply. The AHSN has supported previous delegations of innovators to Arab Health, China and the USA with a number of new contracts having emerged for innovators as a result of activity.

Now in its fourth year, the ABHI US Accelerator, conducted in partnership with the Dell Medical School in Austin, Texas, is aimed at UK medical device, diagnostic and digital health companies looking to access the US healthcare landscape. The 12-month programme of support provides companies with the opportunity to define and strengthen their US strategy, de-risk market entry and grow their US business by utilising ABHI’s advice, expertise and connections within the country.

The programme also facilitates introductions to hospital, clinical, and supply chain leaders, enabling companies to liaise directly with decision-makers to discuss their products and services. In addition, participating companies enjoy exclusive access to ABHI’s full year-round programme of trade missions and virtual activity across the US.

The 2022 programme will run from January 2022 – December 2022, with participants able to make full use of ABHI’s dedicated workspace and office at the Dell Medical School, with access to their facilities and support from senior faculty.

Paul Benton, Managing Director, International, said: The ABHI US Accelerator is a great way to help drive your business within the world’s largest HealthTech market, especially following what has been a hard-hit year for global trade. Through the ABHI US Accelerator, companies have exclusive access to our extensive network and the advice and expertise it offers, including unrivalled access to senior physicians, c-suite level health system executives, and a whole host of US healthcare contacts. 

“Feedback from previous cohorts has been incredibly positive, with many delegates expressing how transformational the experience has been for them and their businesses. We look forward to this year’s field of submissions and encourage any HealthTech companies looking to upscale their US business to apply.”

Neville Young, Director of Enterprise and Innovation at the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN said: “We are delighted to support and recommend this excellent ABHI support programme for Healthtech businesses ready to take on the challenge and opportunity presented by the US market. This programme offers innovators the opportunity to meet senior healthcare leaders, practitioners and reimbursement experts in the US to give you a head-start on building the right networks essential for success.”

Since its establishment in 2017, the ABHI US Accelerator has led to over 25 international research collaborations and new business generated for UK industry. The programme has been expanded over the years, and is now supporting 30 companies drive their operations in the US. Centred in Texas, and using the state as a springboard to other key states, the programme offers nationwide support, drawing on the relationships and connections built up across the US.

 To apply, or for an informal discussion on the opportunity, contact

Listen to our CEO, Richard Stubbs, below to find out more about the programme.