An introduction to our incubator and accelerator programmes

An introduction to our incubator and accelerator programmes

Our incubator and accelerator programmes are designed to help innovators understand regional and national NHS challenges and connect them to the support they need to help address these challenges.

By helping innovators to understand NHS needs and navigate the system, we aim to transform patient care and deliver economic growth.

Our three incubator and accelerator programmes:

Meridian Innovation and Commercial: Health and Social Entrepreneurial Academy

The aim of the academy is to support health and care professionals to discover, develop and deploy innovative solutions to regional health and care challenges – meeting reginal priorities and supporting sustainability and transformation partnerships [STP].

Read about the programme, here.

Serendip 2.0 Incubator and Accelerator Programme 2022

The programme is delivered in partnership with Bruntwood Sci-Tech Innovation Birmingham and part of the Serendip Smart City Incubator. It provides successful applicants, tech companies developing innovative health and social care products and services in the West Midlands, with support and guidance from us here at HIWM and the wider academic health science network.

Read more about the programme, here.

Fuse: Health and Wellbeing  

FUSE incubator start-up programme provides a three-month intensive support package plus access to early-stage funding to kick-start and ignite socially driven business in health and social care in the West Midlands.

Read more about the programme, here.

Key achievements in 2021-22

  • Launched Serendip programme 2.0
  • Formed a partnership for the Green Innovation Exchange
  • Meridian Health & Social Care Entrepreneur Academy Pilot
  • Digital Innovators Ideator Scheme

What people say about our incubator programmes

“The sessions I’ve had as part of the Meridian Health and Social Care Entrepreneur Academy have been facilitated really well and have created a well-structured and planned strategy to complete my objectives. I look forward to the sessions as I know that in the limited time we have, I will be supported to achieve my goals.”

  1. Goodwin, ED Nurse, University Hospital, North Midlands

Find out more

Get in touch with a member of the project team below to find out how you can get involved.

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Project team

Tammy Holmes

Head of Delivery, Innovation and Commercial

Reena Sidhu

Commercial Enterprise Lead, Digital Health Innovation

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