GBIP in the USA: Digital health

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Explore global opportunities in digital health innovation

Innovate UK is calling for innovative UK businesses to apply to its latest Global Business Innovation Programme (GBIP) in the USA.

The programme is aimed at businesses developing cutting-edge solutions in the digital health sector, focusing on artificial intelligence and data-driven innovations.

Focus areas include:

  • healthy lives and longevity
  • preventative health and diagnostics
  • chronic condition management

Why the USA?

The USA is undergoing a significant transformation in its healthcare system, driven by consumer demand, technological advancements, policy changes, and investment trends. According to McKinsey & Company, the realignment of the US healthcare system is accelerating to address the chronic disease burden more effectively. Telehealth, for instance, saw a surge of over 1,300% in visits post-pandemic. Innovations such as remote patient monitoring and wearable devices enhance self-service opportunities and reduce the need for frequent clinical visits. The spending on home or remote care could reach $265 billion or more by 2025. Healthcare remains a top investment area, with over 10% of committed funds in 2021 dedicated to this sector.

Why should you apply?

Participating in this GBIP will allow you to showcase UK-leading technologies in digital health, enhance your company's value proposition, and explore business opportunities in the USA.

You will also have the opportunity to:

  • join preparatory workshops in the UK
  • take part in a five-day tailored innovation visit in October 2024
  • participate in a follow-up exploitation workshop
  • receive support from an Innovate UK Innovation and Growth Specialist

If you hope to build collaborations and expand your business in the US market, you can join the applicant briefing on 28 June 2024 to learn more.

The deadline for applications to the programme is 14 July 2024.

Find out more and apply to this digital health GBIP in the USA.

For additional advice on the programme, local businesses can contact Innovate UK Business Growth Project Manager in Northern Ireland, Alayne Kinver -

First published 11 June 2024