A co-working and digital innovation space designed to help transform the delivery of health services is set to launch at Platform in Leeds.
Co>Space North will facilitate collaboration between innovators, entrepreneurs, health and care practitioners, policy makers, academics and Leeds residents, along with local, regional and national NHS bodies.
The unique virtual community will focus on developing new digital tools and services, to enable innovation in health and care for the benefit of patients and citizens.
A dedicated virtual and physical space comprising 4,995 sq ft, Co>Space North will be based within the tech incubator at Platform, enabling connections between the digital health community and other sectors such as digital marketing, gaming and fintech.
The not-for-profit initiative is being launched by mHabitat in conjunction with Leeds City Council and the NHS in Leeds.
Already based at Platform, mHabitat is a Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust hosted team, specialising in co-design, digital skills and inclusion, policy, strategy and evaluation.
Andy Mobbs, Co>Space North Development Manager, said: “Being based right at the heart of the tech incubator, which is home to some of the most exciting and innovative start-ups in Leeds and the North will be hugely advantageous to us, as will the collaborative culture that permeates throughout Platform.
“We’re confident that by being based in the building we will help to establish Leeds as a world-class player in digital health solutions.
“We are also pleased to announce that the Health and Social Care Leeds Digital Festival 2019 events will be hosted in the space throughout April and May.”
Co>Space North joins the 64 other companies that have moved into Platform in its first year of operations.