Accelerate Digital Health Solutions with AWS

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What is the AWS Healthcare Accelerator?

Looking at what has happened in healthcare over the last year and a half, we have seen that the ways we previously delivered care have drastically changed. Patients are now expecting novel ways of engagement, remote methods of care and monitoring, and a patient/consumer experience similar to those of other sectors. The demand for novel healthcare solutions is at an all-time high, and with this demand comes a rapid proliferation of startups working to solve some of the biggest challenges in healthcare.
The AWS Healthcare Accelerator helps startups use cloud technologies from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to develop solutions that tackle some of healthcare’s biggest issues. Join experts from AWS and PUBLIC to learn about healthcare startup development and acceleration, then get to work scaling your companies.

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Our Mission!

The mission of the AWS Healthcare Accelerator is to cultivate and promote a diverse cohort of startups from across the healthcare industry that seek to achieve the Quadruple Aim of improved patient and clinician experience, better health outcomes, and lower cost of care. Our goal is to help startups with demonstrated commercial traction—in terms of revenue and the potential to scale in the healthcare industry—accelerate their impact, access additional resources, and expand their reach.
We are searching for companies that are UK-based or those that are international with existing UK-based operations. We welcome companies at all stages, from growth stage to series C and beyond. Our programme is unique, compared to how other accelerators typically operate. Each participating company determines its own individual goals and focus. During the programme, the companies will benefit from both technical and commercial expertise at AWS, which will align with their challenges and objectives.

The evidence shows many groups are under-represented in founding and scaling health technology companies. At AWS, we welcome applications from founders of all genders, ethnicities, and backgrounds, who in turn reflect the diversity of people within and served by the National Health Service (NHS).

Our Focus

This call for applications is for innovative technology solutions focused on the following areas:

Citizen access

To improve citizen access to health and social care services, including digital front door solutions that streamline how citizens access health and social care services, and simplify processes to navigate services across care settings. We are looking for truly citizen-centric innovations, particularly those that promote equity of access.

Elective care recovery

To help the NHS to restore elective care and cancer care services and manage the increasing demand on mental health services. This includes waitlist management, triage/prioritisation, and clinical decision support tools, as well as innovation supporting the diversification of care delivery models outside the hospital setting.

Population health and precision medicine

To support the NHS segment and prioritise and deliver population health and care management initiatives. This includes innovations across the population health value chain, from planning (e.g. population health analytics) to delivery (e.g. technology-enabled clinical intervention programmes). We are also interested in hearing from startups working in clinical genomics research, developing tools to provide person-centric care.

Workforce

Innovative technology solutions aimed to promote new ways of working that make use of the full range of people’s skills and support the care workforce to improve productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness.

Programme

The AWS Healthcare Accelerator is a virtual four-week technical, business, and mentorship accelerator, delivered by PUBLIC, who bring experience in delivering accelerator programmes along with a strong network of healthcare organisations. Selected startups will work with leading AWS technical experts to build and scale their cloud solution. The programme provides participants with over 50 hours of support to each startup, AWS Promotional Credit, and access to both the AWS and PUBLIC global networks to build connections and potentially gain pilots and partnerships. 

The programme will also bring in healthcare industry leaders to collaborate with startups on topics ranging from defining business models, regulatory pathways, clinical validation, electronic health records (EHR) integration, and more. 

After the accelerator, AWS and PUBLIC will continue to check in with accelerator alumni to help continue their progress in achieving the Quadruple Aim. 

If you would like to get involved as a speaker or corporate partner, please contact us.

Key Dates for the Accelerator

Dec 5

Applications Due

Jan 31 - Feb 6

Week 0

Feb 28 - Mar 25

Accelerator Programme
Apr 2022
Demo Day
To apply, complete the form below!

Frequently asked questions

How will applications to the AWS Healthcare Accelerator be judged?

AWS will judge applications on several factors, including the innovation, the overall value the solution will bring to the industry, the creative application of AWS to solve problems, and the team’s ability to deliver on an identified opportunity.

How many participants will be selected for the cohort?

We will select 10 startups to participate in this four-week accelerator. Selected startups may receive AWS Promotional Credit, as well as technical, business, and go-to-market mentorship from AWS healthcare experts. The programme will also offer collaboration opportunities with AWS healthcare customers and members of AWS Partner Network (APN) looking for healthcare solutions.

What is the application process?

You can submit applications online from 28 October 2021 to 5 December 2021. AWS and PUBLIC will review all applications and notify the 10 winners by 21 January 2021.

What does the accelerator do for me?

Selected startups will receive up to $25,000 USD of AWS promotional credits, as well as technical, business, and go-to-market mentorship from AWS healthcare experts. The programme will also offer collaboration opportunities with AWS healthcare customers and members of APN looking for healthcare solutions. 

After the accelerator concludes, AWS and PUBLIC will curate a virtual demo day to showcase the participating companies and solutions developed, to key stakeholders in the healthcare industry to help catalyse their deployment and mission to achieve the Quadruple Aim.


What is the criteria for reviewing applicants?

We will judge applications on several factors, including innovation, the overall value the solution will bring to the healthcare industry, the potential application of AWS to solve problems, and the team’s ability to deliver on an identified opportunity.

What are the requirements to participate?

There is no equity or financial obligation to participate. The accelerator is open to any startup company that meets the following criteria:


• Focuses on healthcare solutions

• UK-based or international with existing UK-based operations

• Have an AWS account, in the process of moving to AWS or considering a migration to AWS

• Can commit 10-15 hours/week throughout the four-week virtual accelerator

• Participants must be fluent in English and able to join video conference events, primarily held during UK business hours

Who do I contact with questions or to get involved?

For questions about the application or programme, contact us here

If you would like to get involved as a speaker or corporate partner, contact us here