DDM Health selected for InnovateUK EDGE Scaleup Programme

DDM Health selected for InnovateUK EDGE Scaleup Programme

The InnovateUK EDGE Scaleup Programme supports a select group of companies on a journey to exponential growth. DDM Health is proud to have been accepted, following a rigorous three-stage screening process. 

The initiative will help DDM Health scale up its world leading digital services and technology innovations.

The programme is designed to support highly innovative, ambitious, high-growth oriented companies already on their scaling journey, whose innovations or business models can disrupt an existing market, and who are establishing or already implementing their international markets strategy. The priorities for participants can for example include one or more of: finance and funding strategy, structuring for scale, internationalisation through to laying the groundwork for an IPO.

At the centre of the service is a team of high calibre scaleup directors who operate together as a board and provide each of the companies on the programme with a matrix of skills and connectivity. The scaleup directors will help DDM Health work with the company to understand the particular set of needs that it faces on its scaling journey and help it take decisive steps towards game changing investment and expansion on the international stage.

Arjun Panesar, Founding CEO at DDM Health commented "Being accepted into the InnovateUK EDGE Scaleup Programme is a significant milestone in our growth journey, enabling us to amplify the reach and impact of our digital technologies. We are delighted to continue our mission to empower every body to better health with world-leading innovation support."

Charlotte Summers, Founding COO at DDM Health commented "This recognition underlines the potential and scalability of our technology. As we continue to grow, our primary aim remains consistent: empower every individual, regardless of their health condition or geographical location, with the tools and knowledge to make healthier decisions. We are excited to collaborate with the InnovateUK team and scaleup directors to expand our global footprint."

Dr Amit Kaura, Chief Medical Officer at DDM Health commented "My clinical practice has highlighted the need for digital tools, such as remote monitoring, to improve outcomes, reduce health inequalities, transform working cultures and build closer relationships to improve health and wellbeing of patients. The acceptance of DDM Health into the Scaleup Programme reaffirms the value and potential of our technology. With this support, we can further refine and expand our services, with an overarching aim to transform healthcare delivery worldwide."

Maxine Adam, Head of Business Growth at InnovateUK, says, "Our work with the DDM Health team is a great example of just how much value this programme can add to the endeavours of the business leaders we support. The inputs are varied and blend strategic thinking with invaluable hands-on tactical guidance, to create outcomes that deliver real commercial advantage. It’s a pleasure working with the DDM Health Leadership Team at this pivotal time for their business."

Speaking about the programme, she adds, "Admission onto the Scaleup Programme is a rigorous and highly selective process. To be eligible, selectors look for innovative, ambitious, high-growth oriented companies that are already on their scaling journey.

"DDM Health is a perfect candidate in this respect and we are looking forward to helping it scale up, drive growth, and realise its potential as a high-performing and world leading business."

About DDM Health

DDM Health (“DDM”) provide digital therapeutics that improve patient health outcomes, improve health equity, and unlock clinical efficiencies. DDM’s flagship digital platform Gro Health is used to provide precision obesity/weight management and co-morbidiy pathways, home monitoring, and support people waiting for treatment, prior to treatment, and with post-treatment rehabilitation. Gro Health is demonstrated to support weight loss, improve complications of obesity and mental health outcomes including stress, anxiety, depression, and quality of life. The platform democratises access to health and care - available in 19 native languages, showing a market leading acceptance from ethnic minority communities, and demonstrated in peer-reviewed research to provide superior outcomes compared to traditional, face-to-face care at a fraction of traditional costs. Gro Health is NHS DTAC approved and the highest Orcha-rated app in the UK (97%, 2023). 

About InnovateUK EDGE

InnovateUK EDGE is InnovateUK’s national business growth and scaling service. We empower ambitious innovation-focused SMEs in every sector and from seed to scaling stage, to succeed and become highly investable. 

Our specialists are embedded in all nations and regions and help leadership teams from client businesses hone the commercial strategy around their innovations. This extends to support, in the form of advice, access to resources and introductions to partners, across priority areas such as effective innovation management, internationalisation and investment readiness. 

The most dynamic scaling businesses may be eligible for the InnovateUK EDGE Scaleup Programme. This offers enhanced support via an expert Scaleup Board and its extended connections, that prepares clients for serious fundraising and international expansion. Learn more at

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