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
Innovate UK Biomedical Catalyst 2017 Round 2 Late Stage Announced
UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £12 million to develop innovative ideas that will help solve healthcare challenges.
The aim of this competition is to develop innovative healthcare technologies and processes that will help provide one or more of the following:
- disease prevention and proactive management of health and chronic conditions
- earlier and better detection and diagnosis of disease, leading to better patient outcomes
- tailored treatments that either change the underlying disease or offer potential cures
This competition is for late stage awards only. It is seeking projects that test a well-developed concept and show effectiveness in a relevant environment.
Register by 31 May. Closing date for applications: 7 June.