Bespoke industry support from NHS experts

Welcome to the Innovation Nexus

Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network’s Innovation Nexus: helping industry to do business with the NHS

The Innovation Nexus brings together information and resource to help guide companies through the complexity of working with the NHS, and enable access to expertise and specialist services offered directly or via our Innovation Nexus Associates, as well as highlighting funding opportunities.

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How it works

The challenge for healthcare businesses

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?

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 in the GM AHSN footprint

Connections to organisations that can help you progress your innovation

Speak directly to a GM AHSN advisor with NHS expertise

Latest news Latest news

?1.5m Innovating for Improvement competition

As part of their Innovating for Improvement programme The Health Foundation is looking for projects that aim to improve health care delivery and/or the way people manage their own health care through the redesign of processes, practices and services.

Innovation Nexus support Med-Tech companies move to Manchester

Innovation Nexus has supported several med-tech companies to open offices and laboratories in the North West over the last few months.

GM AHSN supports ?1m leveraged funding for SMEs

SMEs are benefiting from ?1 million funding leveraged through GM AHSN’s work, which is directly leading to job creation for the local area.

SBRI Healthcare Funding Call Now Open: older people with multiple-morbidities

SBRI Healthcare has announced the launch of the latest competition where up to 12 small businesses could each benefit from ?100,000 Phase 1 product development funding.

Manchester first to adopt Congenica’s SapientiaTM technology

Manchester is to become the first NHS genetics service in the country to use genome DNA sequence analysis supported by SapientiaTM, a technology developed by UK company Congenica; a recent spinout from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.

Bespoke industry support from NHS experts

If you are a business with an innovative product, service or technology that you believe has the potential to benefit the NHS, the Innovation Nexus is your gateway to access a team of NHS experts who will provide bespoke advice on the steps you should be taking to progress your innovation and engage with the NHS (subject to meeting GM AHSN’s priority criteria).

Information and guidance

Access information and guidance on a range of topics related to working with and selling to the NHS, and find clear signposts to organisations that can help you achieve your goals.

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