1. The golden triangle is a world-renowned life sciences cluster, comprising of multiple award-winning research institutions, thousands of talented scientists, deep experience in clinical trials, and a thriving global business and life sciences community.

 

  1. Our world-leading science combined with London’s tech ecosystem make for a very fertile territory for digital health entrepreneurs. The £4.2bn investment by Government to digitise the NHS has come at the right time for us to keep pushing innovation forward.

 

  1. The UK digital healthcare market is worth £2bn and is expected to grow to £2.9bn by 2018 and the current market size of digital health systems is £1.3 bn.

 

  1. The region has a network of digital health researchers, health commissioners and providers including UCL’s Institute of Digital Health, Alan Turing Institute, Farr Institute, Digital Catapult, Oxford Institute for Digital Health, and the Network of Biomedical Research Centres.

 

  1. The golden triangle holds 5 out of 7 of the UK’s Academic Health Science Centres (AHSCs); world-class collaborations that ensure breakthroughs lead to direct clinical benefits for patients. There are approximately 400 commercially successful spin-outs from university/ industry partnerships in Cambridge, London and Oxford.

 

  1. New, world-class facilities are opened each year: the Francis Crick Institute is the new centre of inter-disciplinary translational medical research; the Alan Turing Institute is the new national centre for data science; UCL East is a major cross-disciplinary centre for entrepreneurship and innovation; Imperial’s White City Campus houses a huge new biomedical engineering facility, and the Farr Institute is leading the way in health informatics research.

 

  1. The UK has one of the most business-friendly regimes in the world, making it a fertile environment for digital health. Corporation taxes are 20% and will fall to 18% over the next two years – making them among the lowest in Europe and the UK has strong and stable IP and legal frameworks, based on freedom of contract and world-class legal advisors.

 

  1. We have led the way in digital health including Barts surgeon Shafi Ahmed’s world’s first virtual reality operation and Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital’s first 3D printing in a kidney transplant. The region is also home to cutting edge research projects including the 100K Genome Project and the Virtual 3D Heart Project.

 

  1. The UK has the unique advantage of the National Health Service which provides a living laboratory in which every human genome type is represented. DigitalHealth.London was set up to push forward adoption of digital innovation across NHS healthcare and the digital health SME community can benefit from the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator programme, which connects companies with the NHS via expert navigators.

 

  1. There are some really exciting SMEs doing great things! From Medical Realities’ use of virtual reality in clinical training, to Isansys’ patient monitoring platform, and Seven Bridges’ biomedical data analysis platform, they have the potential to transform healthcare.

 

Watch our video in conjunction with London & Partners, here: http://invest.london/digital-health-hub