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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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Nightingale - H2020

Can you help improve patient monitoring to save lives?

  • Nightingale is a €5m EU funded Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) project for innovators in patient monitoring, data analytics, communication, design and related areas.
  • It is an opportunity for large and small companies to define and design the next generation of acute care monitoring systems in Europe, for both hospital and home settings.
  • You can work with global leaders in the field to develop, test, and validate solutions in five major European hospitals (in Stockholm, Leuven, Utrecht, London and Aachen).
  • The goal is to develop monitoring systems that are:
  • wireless and unobtrusive
  • intelligent, with low false alarm rates
  • allow interaction by patients

Find out more and register your details.