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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.

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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

Speak directly to a GM AHSN advisor with NHS expertise

Latest news Latest news

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.

ZedScan™ delivers significant increase in HG CIN detection rates across all high risk HPV positive women

A review into the management of more than 800 women referred to an NHS colposcopy clinic who were positive for high risk HPV (hrHPV) has revealed a substantial increase in detection of high grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (HG CIN) following the adoption of ZedScan into routine use.

Pitch to TITCH - seeking innovative solutions for paediatric unmet needs

Are you an innovator with a solution to an unmet paediatric need? Then look no further! Following the success of our recent Pitch to TITCH event, delivered in partnership with Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and Greater Manchester Academic Health Science...

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.

Are you an innovator in the NHS or academia?

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