Support to innovators

Do you need support on your innovation journey?

We help innovators to identify where they are on the pathway to taking their product to market.

Assess your progress and receive detailed information and advice

We have developed an Innovation Pathway Tool for healthcare innovators that provides comprehensive assessment and guidance on:

  • Research
  • Ideation and Concept Development
  • Feasibility, Planning and Market Investigation
  • Prototype and Proof of Concept
  • Development through to Launch
  • Adoption and Spread

Speak to a member of our team

Our innovation advice surgeries for organisations developing healthcare solutions take place on Microsoft Teams, and involve a 45-minute discussion with one or several members of our team. The sessions are intended to provide you with feedback and advice on your innovation, including how to make your product viable for the NHS.

Explore accelerators and relevant resources

There are various routes to engage with the health and social care sector, or receive support for your developing innovations. Here are some we recommend:

Health Tech Connect

Secure online database that connects innovators to the right people, from the right organisations, at the right time to help get technologies developed, assessed, and used as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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UK PharmaScan

Enables pharmaceutical innovators to submit their information into a database of pharmaceutical innovations accessible to UK national horizon scanning organisations as well as NHS England and NHS Improvement.

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NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA)

Offers personal development for selected individuals and bespoke support to scale innovations already in use with an existing evidence base.

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Provides cohorts of digital health companies with bespoke business support and guidance via several competitive programmes.

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Supports the development and commercialisation of healthcare innovation by providing shared spaces for collaboration, access to unique funding sources and opportunity for collaboration.

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Health Foundry

Provides a supportive eco-system and physical space for digital health startups to create and adopt scalable digital health solutions.

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MedTech Super Connector

Supports early stage development of innovative medical technologies by providing funding, training, mentorship and access to industry partners.

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NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme

Work force development programme aimed at NHS staff and healthcare professionals that supports entrepreneurial thinking and innovation; part of the Accelerated Access Collaborative.

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