Revolutionising healthcare through digital innovation
King’s Health Partners Digital Health Hub aims to accelerate the development of digital technologies to directly benefit patients, healthcare providers and the entire healthcare ecosystem. Made possible by a £16.5 million investment plan from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), this initiative is driving innovation, collaboration and advancement in digital healthcare.
Knowledge-sharing and collaboration
The EPSRC's investment aims to foster knowledge-sharing and skills development among healthcare stakeholders, including the NHS, social care providers, universities and businesses. The digital hub is one of five to be established at universities nationwide and is funded by a £2.6 million award from the EPSRC.
The aim of the hub is to advance the development of digital technologies in healthcare and expedite the time it takes for these innovations to reach patients. It will achieve this through:
- The hub unites a dynamic network across four King's faculties, all King's Health Partner NHS Trusts, along with 20 industry members and a further 10 organisations and NHS Trusts.
- We foster cooperation among corporate partners and industry members, guaranteeing that this research finds its way into practical products that will directly benefit patients and healthcare workers.
Facilities and physical space
- Our university’s state-of-the-art engineering and science facilities serve as a physical space for technology developers to collaborate and drive innovation.
Digital healthcare programmes at King's
The hub will reinforce and connect digital healthcare programmes at King’s. It will include advanced digital skills training programmes, a research tools and methods repository, and entrepreneurship and technology accelerator programmes.