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Access to the life science market can be a headache for multinational pharma and medical device companies, let alone small-medium sized enterprises (SMEs). SMEs can face significant challenges to introduce new and innovative products into the health and social care market.

The Innovation Nexus provides a single point of access for SMEs in the life science sector to a network of specialist support within Greater Manchester. 

The Innovation Nexus is a gateway to a holistic business growth support offering, focused on the specialist needs of life science SMEs, delivered through a coherent support strategy and an all-inclusive approach to helping businesses develop their growth strategies. 

The aim of the Innovation Nexus is to deliver long-term health and wealth benefits to Greater Manchester through investment, innovation, education and business growth, ultimately improving the health and wellbeing of the Greater Manchester population (and beyond). 

 

INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP WILL BE A KEY COMPONENT OF HOW HEALTH SYSTEMS WILL IMPROVE HEALTH OUTCOMES FOR THE POPULATIONS THEY SERVE

The challenge for healthcare businesses

Companies, especially SMEs, can face significant challenges to introduce their new and innovative products into the NHS. The complexity of public procurement, patient safety and a risk averse culture across multiple organisations can be daunting. The Innovation Nexus aims to provide a single source of resource that can help companies, particularly SMEs, understand the steps that need to be taken to support their business planning and engage with the NHS more easily, thus progressing the adoption of their innovation at pace and with fewer unanticipated obstacles.

How can the Innovation Nexus help?

Help with navigating NHS procurement

Information about funding and investment

Help with setting up a trial of your innovation

Information on science parks and office locations in the GM AHSN footprint

Connections to organisations that can help you progress your innovation

Speak directly to a GM AHSN advisor with NHS expertise

Latest news Latest news

Innovation Nexus recognised for excellence in supporting life science businesses

Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network (GM AHSN) has been honoured with Bionow’s 2016 Business Services Award for its Innovation Nexus service which provides healthcare SMEs with and advice and support to help them introduce their innovative solutions to the NHS.

GM AHSN's Innovation Nexus makes shortlist for 15th annual Bionow Awards

The outstanding Northern life science and biomedical companies and projects of 2016 have been announced on a shortlist for the annual Bionow Awards, which take place on November 24.

GM AHSN's Innovation Funds and other opportunities

Following our “New Funding & Development Opportunities for Innovators” event, held this week (November 8) at the Nowgen Centre, Manchester, we are pleased to announce that our Ignite and Momentum funds are now open for applications.

STEP INto Healthcare

Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network (GM AHSN), in conjunction with the Business Growth Hub, will be launching its STEP INto Healthcare development programme in early 2017. The first round of STEP INto Healthcare will be aimed at small businesses in Greater Manchester who expect to...

New funding and development opportunities for innovators

We are holding an event, on November 8th, for Greater Manchester-based innovators - from industry, academic and clinical backgrounds - which will give an overview of the latest opportunities for funding and development we are offering.

Bespoke industry support from NHS experts

If you are a business with an innovative product or service that you believe has the potential to benefit the healthcare market, the Innovation Nexus is your gateway to access a network of specialist advice and support.

Information and guidance

Access information and guidance on a range of topics related to working with and selling to the NHS, and find clear signposts to organisations that can help you achieve your goals.

Are you an innovator in the NHS or academia?

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