About SimDH


Co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Simulation for Digital Health (SimDH) is a free programme supporting health tech start-ups and small to medium enterprises (SMEs) to innovate, develop and deliver new products and services.


Our Expertise

SimDH combines the academic knowledge within London South Bank University (LSBU) with the real-world experience of our industry partners, the result is a comprehensive level of knowledge and experience ready to be passed on to participants via our spectrum of tailored workshops and consultancy.


Our Facilities

LSBU is home to a variety of state-of-the-art facilities at our Southwark campus, including virtual reality suites, rapid prototyping equipment, realistic hospital wards and other skills labs. SimDH participants will have access to these facilities to support product development and will be recommended relevant facilities at the initial diagnostics stage.

To see a list of our facilities click here


Our Support

All participants will have an initial diagnostic meeting with the SimDH team to discuss their business needs and to create a bespoke programme structure; from workshops to facilities, 1-2-1 consultancy to focus groups, we will ensure that every participant maximises their time on the programme.

Register Interest


We encourage applications from:

  • Start-ups and SMEs (less than 250 employees); who are also a
  • Digital health business (a business which relies on technology as an advantage in its products or processes and is operating in or looking to trade in the health & wellbeing sector); with
  • Companies must be registered in, looking to register in or have an operational address (such a co-working space or virtual office) in Greater Londonndon (UK businesses outside of Greater London will also be considered but spaces are limited)


If you have any issues with the application form, please contact us at SimDH@lsbu.ac.uk


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