Applications open for consumer health innovators

Elmwood, a brand design consultancy, has opened applications for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and maths) entrepreneurs innovating in consumer health to join Elmwood LaunchPod, a 12-week accelerator programme starting in June 2018 at the organisation’s HQ in Leeds, UK.

With the shift in focus on healthcare, in particular, the move away from diagnosis and treatment to prevention is placing ever-increasing emphasis on individuals to proactively manage their health, Elmwood LaunchPod is seeking to collaborate with innovators across the STEAM disciplines to enhance solutions that will connect individuals with their health and change the dynamics of how they engage the healthcare system.

Elmwood is looking for start-ups that apply creative or design-thinking to deliver consumer-centred solutions, as well as those that apply emerging technologies such as AI, automation, robotics and Augmented Reality to improve consumer health. By bringing multi-disciplinary businesses into one community, the programme aims to create a unique environment where design and systems thinking will shape how people connect with their health and improve their quality of life.

Participants will benefit from a dedicated programme, receiving insight, mentoring and management support from a world-class community of specialists. Access to large corporate clients in the area of consumer health management will also be available.

The programme will cover areas designed to explore how consumers can better understand their health and engage with healthcare professionals, along with the opportunity to develop and test consumer-facing health solutions in a real setting. This will result in a refined market offer built on the principles of systems and design centred thinking, a sharpened business plan, and a business ready to take its next step.

Interested applicants can learn more and apply at The deadline to apply for the June 2018 programme is Friday 11th May.