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Welcome to the Innovation Nexus

Access to the life science market can be a headache for multinational pharma and medical device companies, let along 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

Corporation Pop and Lucid Group Limited secure Pitch to TITCH innovation funding to work with NHS to improve care for sick children

The funding will be used to drive forward the development of: a virtual guide to reduce anxiety for children visiting hospital; and a new device aimed at improving diagnosis and treatment for children suffering from faecal incontinence.

NHS Salford CCG are looking to fund evaluations of digital health innovations

NHS Salford CCG has a fund of £450,000 to identify and evaluate digital health solutions that could help improve the services they deliver in the community.

New funding available for innovators trying to make a difference in healthcare.

We are pleased to announce three new funding opportunities for SMEs, academics and NHS innovators working in this region.

Futuristic Flyers for the NHS

A partnership between the NHS and an innovative design agency is set to change the way patients with chronic lung conditions receive education and information.

Ask the Buyer

We are inviting local healthcare businesses to attend a free event where they can ask senior NHS buyers questions about supplying goods and services into the NHS.

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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