The Digital Health Enterprise Zone (DHEZ) Academic is part of the £13m Digital Health Enterprise Zone (DHEZ) partnership.
DHEZ is led by the University of Bradford, along with BT and the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, with £3.5m of funding from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
We help people come together to develop digital health innovations that improve the lives of people living with long-term conditions. By creating relationships between students, researchers, businesses and health professionals we can develop projects that change how health and health care is delivered in the future.
DHEZ Academic's purpose-designed Phoenix South West Building on the University of Bradford City Campus is our home. The Phoenix Building houses four floors of research, learning, business incubation and public clinics. It features a full-size two bedroom Technology Smart House, the only one in the UK. The building functions as a hub of digital health knowledge and innovation, and a space for research projects to develop.
To support its aims, DHEZ Academic has strong relationships with local NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and Trusts, and a growing number of partnerships with the Bradford Institute of Health Research, including the establishment of The Wolfson Centre for Applied Healthcare Research.
Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership have supported DHEZ from the outset as the regional hub for digital health innovation.