Welcome to the Innovation Nexus
Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network’s Innovation Nexus: helping industry to do business with the NHS
The Innovation Nexus brings together information and resource to help guide companies through the complexity of working with the NHS, and enable access to expertise and specialist services offered directly or via our Innovation Nexus Associates, as well as highlighting funding opportunities.
How it works
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
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Bespoke industry support from NHS experts
If you are a business with an innovative product, service or technology that you believe has the potential to benefit the NHS, the Innovation Nexus is your gateway to access a team of NHS experts who will provide bespoke advice on the steps you should be taking to progress your innovation and engage with the NHS (subject to meeting GM AHSN’s priority criteria).
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.