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
New funding and development opportunities for innovators
GM AHSN's, purpose is to spread innovation, improve health and generate economic growth in our region.
We connect the NHS with academic organisations, local authorities, the third sector and industry, creating the right conditions to facilitate change across whole health and social care economies, with a clear focus on improving outcomes for patients.
We are holding an event, on November 8th, for Greater Manchester-based innovators - from industry, academic and clinical backgrounds - which will give an overview of the latest opportunities for funding and development we are offering.
Having just announced the first winners of our Energise and Momentum funds, this event will launch our Ignite Fund, and the next round of applications for Momentum.
"New Funding and Development Opportunities for Innovators"
Location: NOWGEN Centre, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Date: November 8th
The event will bring together clinicians, academics and commercial healthcare organisations who are interested in applying for our Innovation Funds. It will give prospective applicants a detailed insight into the objectives of the funding streams, as well knowledge on how to submit a successful application in the form of feedback from round one winners.
Additionally, attendees will have an opportunity to learn about the latest SBRI Healthcare funding call focusing on General Practice of the Future, alongside details about SME support from the Business Growth Hub and the Innovation Nexus.
The full agenda is as follows:
- 1145: arrival
- 1200: Introduction and Innovation Fund launch – Ignite and Momentum
- 1300: SBRI Healthcare new funding scheme – General Practice of the Future
- 1330: Lunch and networking (lunch will be provided)
- 1400: Business Growth Hub Sectors Programme
- 1430: Launch of GM AHSN SME Development Programme
- 1500: Close
To register for FREE, visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/new-funding-and-development-opportunities-for-innovators-tickets-28600918116