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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.

a fully funded intensive support programme for life science SMEs working in Greater Manchester

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

 

Free industry support from NHS experts

If you are a business with an innovative product or service that you believe has the potential to benefit the healthcare market, the Innovation Nexus can give you access a network of specialist advice and support.

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NIHR Child Prosthetics Industry Collaboration Survey

On the 20th September 2016 the Department of Health announced a total of £1.5M funding for child prosthetic research and technology. The national Child Prosthetics Research Collaboration will bring together clinicians, academics and industry partners so that innovations and research into child prosthetics can be brought to the NHS more quickly and to greater scale. It is to be led by Sheffield-based organisation NIHR Devices for Dignity Healthcare Technology Co-operative (HTC).

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The focus of this research is specific to upper and lower limb prostheses. 

The purpose of this survey is to identify the needs from within the prosthetic industry in order to stimulate new research and collaborations, accelerate new developments and to raise the profile of the prosthetics community.  This work will focus on understanding not only the current and future industry needs/requirements, but also current areas of excellence and barriers to implementation.  

This research is being carried out to help influence future funding calls with identified unmet needs and will seek to select companies/organisations to the Child Prosthetics Programme.

Find out more and complete the survey here.