Co-authored by Bertrand Beghin, Co-CEO, Numbers4Good
- We have put social innovation and impact at the heart of a partnership that brings together counterpart investors and delivery partners in a collaborative eco-system of social ventures, academia, NHS and industry partners. Focused on social ventures, that are predominantly health-technology or tech-enabled enterprises addressing a major healthcare challenge, individually and collectively our partners bring contrasting and complementary perspectives, sectoral insights and skill-sets that cover the spectrum of innovation, impact and healthcare.
- We're supporting early stage innovation through an accelerator programme that establishes an enabling environment within which exciting ventures can challenge and learn from each other and scale their reach and impact. Based in a co-working space and with opportunities for our ventures to pilot in the community, we along with our delivery partners - Healthbox, health technology accelerator innovators, and UCLB, a pioneer university technology transfer office for spinning out social enterprises - are seeking to create the building blocks for lasting change in the healthcare industry.
- We're providing initial seed funding for our ventures and preparing and steering them towards further development funding. Collectively, we're supporting the ventures to develop their strategic, financial and managerial capabilities and connecting them with suitable investors in order to raise further development funding and so deliver systemic social impact.