Incubation support

Incubation Support

Business incubation support is provided by DHEZ Ltd. DHEZ incubation supports new businesses and SMEs to develop digital health ideas in a supportive and nurturing business development environment offering help with running your business, designing your product, testing, research and development, marketing, and funding.

  • Business Support

We will take you through a process to determine if your product is feasible, help you plan your business using the LEAN business model, and coach you through developing a financial model to ensure it is profitable.

  • Product design

We will help you scope your design, introduce you to product partners, and work through manufacturing support issues with you.

  • Testing

We will work with you to determine ethical requirements, trial your design, carry out a trial evaluation and measure the impact of the trial.

  • Research and Development

We can offer you background research support, IP generation and protection advice, and work with you to develop a future roadmap.

  • Marketing

We can help you identify and understand your markets, including competitors, align your products and services to those markets, determine how to access those markets, develop appropriate marketing channels and measure the results.

  • Funding

To facilitate these processes, we also look for appropriate funding sources to build your innovation into a viable and profitable project.

These stages of support will align your product with market need, reduce your product development risk and improve your chances of success.  DHEZ will access its ecosystem of data owners, health and social care providers, hospital trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups, academics, and public bodies to ensure the support is fit for purpose.

Accelerator Support

The accelerator programme works alongside incubation support as more in-depth fast-track start-up support for selected high-growth companies.

Incubation support is delivered through DHEZ Ltd in the Digital Exchange, which also offers high quality newly refurbished start-up space and events and meetings facilities.  The DHEZ Academic Building , opening in early 2017, will complement the Digital Exchange with further start-up space and a physical facility to engage with the DHEZ community of health professionals, academics, students and patients and test ideas in a live regulated evaluation environment.

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