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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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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'