The challenges we face
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 me?
Speak directly to a GM AHSN advisor with NHS expertise
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
Connect you with relevant organisations
Happy Birthday to our Innovation Nexus!
Our Innovation Nexus - www.intohealth.org is one year old this week!
We launched the Nexus last October to provide support to medtech and healthcare SMEs in Greater Manchester, East Lancashire and East Cheshire.
And our first year has been a great success!
Did you know that:
More than 1,500 hours of support have been used to help 116 SMEs with NHS procurement, to leverage funding, to access premises and lab facilities, create and secure jobs, and to collaborate successfully with healthcare organisatons in our region.
Read more about our work in 'A snapshot of med tech succss in Manchester'