Health Tech Accelerator Programme (HTAP)

Supporting innovative SMEs to develop health and care solutions

Cost: free

We provide 12 hours of free business support to small and medium-sized enterprises in the health and life science sector.

The Health Technology Accelerator Programme (HTAP) is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to support small to medium businesses in the West of England region develop new products or services for the health and life science sector.

The project is managed by the University of the West of England and the West of England Academic Health Science Network, and will provide free business coaching and mentoring for businesses that believe they have an innovative product or service that has the potential to benefit the health and social care sectors.

What the programme offers:
Mentoring and business support
Sector specific expertise
Networking & academic / industry collaboration opportunities

Business support available:
Business planning & strategy
Financial advice & accountancy
Funding & bid writing
Regulatory & IP advice
Marketing, market research & health economics

Who can apply?
Founders/managers of newly formed businesses or mature small to medium businesses based in the West of England LEP region
Start-ups and SMEs who are looking to further develop novel products or services for the health and life science sector


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