Small and medium-sized businesses and larger companies are benefiting from our support to bring greater innovation into our health services. In doing so we are helping boost the economy as well as healthcare through the assistance we are providing.
We are stimulating successful innovation collaborations between the business sector, healthcare providers and universities.
We have designed the West of England Innovation Exchange to help innovators understand what the NHS challenges are and connect innovators to the help they need. Developed by the West of England AHSN, with funding from the Office for Life Sciences, it is part of network of similar services provided by AHSNs across the country.
The Innovation Exchange is part of a wide range of support offered by West of England AHSN for anyone developing innovations for the healthcare sector. It provides access to all of our business services in one place, helping to connect the local innovation ecosystem and provide the support you need at any stage of your innovation.
Our Innovation Exchange provides advice and support to anyone involved in healthcare innovation in our region. We help innovators to develop, trial and implement their ideas. We also support clinicians and commissioners in their desire to find innovations that will improve their services.
Through our Innovation Exchange website you can access:
- local and national opportunities for funding
- business development programmes and a range of business services
- online toolkits and resources
- information on our strategic partners and services they provide to help you.
Through the Innovation Exchange you can also register for our bespoke business support. Our team can conduct an initial assessment of your product or service and provide advice on where the opportunities for your solution exist and the best people to connect with, drawing on our networks.