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Competition for innovations – launch of The Future Challenges

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We have just launched the Future Challenges – a national call offering up to £40,000 to companies with a product or service already on the market.

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Looking for the next big idea – Evidence into Practice

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Do you have an evidence-based idea to change clinical practice? Then apply to our Evidence into Practice Challenge, an open call to healthcare professionals and researchers in the West of England.

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getUBetter

getUbetter awarded SBRI Healthcare funding

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SBRI Healthcare has awarded £99,420 to getUBetter, a platform that helps people self-manage lower back pain. The funding will help getUBetter further develop the platform.

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James Barsby

Fear is not an option for leaders of health-tech businesses

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James Barsby, a Health-Business Mentor at Bristol Ventures, has supported business leaders across a range of backgrounds in getting their innovation ‘NHS ready’. He is one of the four business mentors offering free advice through the Swindon and Wiltshire Health and Life Science Innovation Hub. Here, James shares his top tips for innovators and clinical…

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ESCAPE-pain

Taking a step outside the clinical bubble

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Megan Kirbyshire is six months into her secondment with us here at the West of England AHSN, working to spread and embed ESCAPE-pain across our region. Here Megan reflects on how the secondment has given her the opportunity to see her work in a wider context. I recently had the privilege of presenting at the…

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Nigel Harris announced as Director of Innovation and Growth from March

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Nigel Harris will join the West of England AHSN as our new Director of Innovation and Growth on Tuesday 19 March 2019. Nigel will be joining us from his current role as Chief Executive of Designability. He has led that organisation since 2009 during which time it has established itself as a regional South West…

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hyvr funding call

Funding call for voluntary, community and social enterprise sector involvement

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We are inviting organisations from the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector to submit proposals for funding between £500 and £10,000.

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Clare Evans West of England AHSN

Meet the team: our ITP programme manager

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Clare Evans manages a scheme to help the NHS adopt new innovations into practice. Find out more about her work and which innovations she’s working on.

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The Innovation and Growth Team launch the Innovation Exchange at the West of England Healthcare Innovation Expo 2018

Launch of the Innovation Exchange: creating an innovation ecosystem

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Innovation is at the heart of transforming healthcare in our region. Much our future work in this area will be driven by our Innovation Exchange, which was launched at the West of England Healthcare Innovation Expo.

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Lars Sundstrom speaking at the West of England Healthcare Innovation Expo 2018

Innovation, five years on….

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Lars Sundstrom, our Director of Innovation and Growth, reflects on our annual conference and how much the West of England AHSN has achieved in the last five years. A couple of weeks ago we had our big annual gathering – this year themed as a Healthcare Innovation Expo. It’s always a time that serves as…

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