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Ten SMEs join our Propel@YH accelerator programme

Posted: 5th November 2021

Last night, Propel@YH announced the ten SMEs selected for its digital accelerator programme.

An innovative physiotherapy platform, a device measuring vital signs and a digital health platform supporting women with chronic gynaecological conditions, are some of the innovations selected for Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network’s digital health accelerator programme, Propel@YH.

The cohort was announced at our launch event which took place in Nexus, University of Leeds.

The selected cohort are:

  • Chatterbug
  • Hummingbird Medical
  • Heyr
  • Genome
  • PhysioBuddie
  • YourMeds
  • SocialRX
  • Vitacam
  • Rewire
  • Syrona Health

Of the ten, five are based in Yorkshire.

The SMEs will bring their game-changing innovations to market in Yorkshire and the Humber.

Propel@YH is Yorkshire & Humber AHSN’s digital accelerator programme that provides innovative organisations developing digital health solutions with access to a structured course of support and advice aimed at enabling accelerated company growth and increased market presence.

Now in its third year, Propel@YH will provide SMEs with a six-month course of structured support and advice. The programme is aimed at companies that already have a base in Yorkshire and Humber or would be willing to establish one. It will also help them accelerate their company growth and increase market presence.

Following the launch event, the innovators will participate in an onboarding session and subsequent masterclasses and mentoring sessions delivered by our partners: Nexus, University of Leeds, Barclays Eagle Labs, Hill Dickinson and Leeds City Council.

Thrive by Design (formerly mHabitat), will continue to curate and run the programme of masterclasses with us.

Neville Young, Director of Enterprise and Innovation said:

“We’re excited to launch this programme for a third year. All the innovator companies that have been chosen have innovations that can support the NHS post pandemic. We can’t wait to start working with them.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for the chosen SMEs to receive expert advice and guidance from the AHSN and our key partners, so they can navigate the NHS market, increase their presence in the region and spread their innovations for the benefit of those living and working in Yorkshire and the Humber.

“Our work with innovator companies is a central element of our role as we seek to encourage health innovation and stimulate growth in life sciences and industry across our region”

Chantelle Bell, Co-Founder of Syrona Health said:

“We’re super excited to join the Propel@YH programme. We’re looking forward to understanding the requirements and routes for partnership with the NHS and meeting clinicians within our space.”