Joint Research Office


Apply now for Health Social Innovators' Programme

20 July 2015

Applications are invited for the next Health Social Innovators' Programme (HSIP), a unique health accelerator programme that will invest in early-stage social ventures in order to stimulate innovation and create positive change in healthcare.

HSIP is a partnership between UCL Business, Healthbox, Numbers4Good, Trafford Housing Trust and Janssen Healthcare Innovation, with funding from the BRC and the Cabinet Office's Social Incubator Fund.

Promising, health-focused ventures that can create social impact will be selected. Investing £40,000 into each of the chosen entrepreneurs, HSIP will take them through a 16-week structured accelerator programme. Through the programme ventures receive seed capital, access to mentors, educational sessions, collaborative workspace and the opportunity to present at investors' days.

Dr Steven Schooling, UCL Business Director of Physical Sciences, Engineering, Built Environment and Social Sciences said: "UCL Business is committed to the development of social ventures as a further mechanism to support the translation of UCL and UCLH innovative knowledge base into products and services that can deliver substantive benefits to society. We look forward to receiving proposals from ventures whose activities are seeking to address significant health and wellbeing challenges."

Learn more and apply at www.healthsocialinnovators.org

Key dates:

Applications open: NOW

Applications close: 12pm, 25 September 2015

Programme start: 11 January 2016

Programme end: 8 April 2016

For more information contact Ana Lemmo Charnalia a.charnalia@uclb.com

To read about previous UCL-led and UCLH-led projects that have been selected click here.