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
Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund Briefing
24 May 9.00am - 10.00am
Vanguard House, Sci Tech Daresbury, WA4 4AB
Join us to hear more about the £400m of finance available for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the North working in the Health Care Sector.
The British Business Bank together with the Innovation Agency is holding a briefing event to tell local partners about the new £400m Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) and how to access it. The event will take place on the 24 May 2017 and will brief the local health care business community on the new funding opportunities available and how businesses can access the funds.
The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, which has been established in conjunction with the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the UK Government will provide small and medium businesses with increased flexibility in the types of funding available, as well as boosting investment levels in the North.
For more information on the opportunities offered by the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, download our Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund – Spotlight Report.
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