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Startup, SMEs and Scale-ups — helping your business to grow and thrive

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, new business, or established small to medium sized enterprise (SME), you will know that who you work with and who you associate with are critical to your success.

DHEZ has developed a digital health eco-system to help you and your business thrive. We focus on helping you talk to the right people to make sure your innovations are fit for purpose, can be trialled in the right environment, and are suitable for scaling-up so they get to market as quickly as possible.

A range of business support services are offered through DHEZ Ltd, the commercial arm of the DHEZ programme:

  • Start-up space – a base for your business in the beautifully updated and high-tech Digital Exchange in Bradford’s Little Germany
  • Incubation support – includes help with running your business, designing your product, testing, research and development, marketing, and funding
  • Accelerator programme – fast-track start-up support for selected high-growth companies.

The DHEZ Academic offering is led by Professor Allan Kellehear at the University of Bradford.  This facilitates access to research and funding opportunities and provides expertise for the incubation and accelerator programmes.  In summer 2017, a new DHEZ facility will open in the Phoenix building on the University of Bradford City Campus for health professionals, academics, learners, and businesses to test ideas in a live regulated evaluation environment.

Large businesses — collaborating for success

We’ll give you the opportunity to work with innovators and small business with big ideas to really collaborate. Their ideas, passion and drive – together with your knowledge of bringing products to market, financial backing and access to teams of experts – will be a winning formula.

In return, aside from the potential financial rewards, your organisation will be able to associate your brand with new and innovative products or ideas, and benefit from global recognition as a true market leader.

Read our blog on University of Bradford digital health research.

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