Our services for industry

Developing your innovation

At Imperial College Health Partners we have an expert team who can guide you through every step of the process from developing your innovation, to getting it to the right audience in the health system. To get in touch and find out how we can help please complete the form below and email it to Omar.butt@imperialcollegehealthpartners.com.

ICHP Innovation Exchange

Through the Innovation Exchange, we support innovators on their journey from idea to adoption, helping you understand what you need to consider at every step of the journey and giving bespoke advice to help you bring your innovation to the NHS.

Funded by the government’s Office for Life Sciences, the Innovative Exchange builds on AHSNs’ unique expertise and cross-sector connections, enabling us to identify common challenges and quickly bring people and organisations together to develop, test and spread proven innovation that improve our economy and patients’ lives.

The Innovation Exchange also identifies innovations for the Accelerated Access Collaborative and for local adoption. The Accelerated Access Collaborative is a national partnership of organisations including NHS England, Department of Health and Social Care, Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy, NICE, NHS Improvement and the AHSNs.

Funded by the government’s Office for Life Sciences, the Innovative Exchange builds on AHSNs’ unique expertise and cross-sector connections, enabling us to identify common challenges and quickly bring people and organisations together to develop, test and spread proven innovation that improve our economy and patients’ lives. The Innovation Exchanges: the AHSN framework for driving  Economic Growth in the UK life sciences economy report sets out in more detail about how the AHSNs support industry and help support scale and adoption of innovation.

As well as offering support, we frequently post technology calls articulated by our local ICS, and you can subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on social media to keep up to date with the latest opportunities.

The Innovation Exchange has four structured elements:

1. Needs articulation 

We support our Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) and Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) to articulate their needs and identify proven solutions to existing challenges.

2. Innovator support and sign posting

We provide support to innovators, ranging from SMEs to large scale industry, to help them identify where they are on the pathway to taking their product to market. We signpost to relevant sources of support, and can also advise on the steps they need to follow for adoption and scale of their innovation.

3. Real world validation

Through our Discover-NOW Health Data Research Hub of Real World Evidence, we can provide real world data to support the testing, validation and evaluation of innovations, and in a variety of settings.

4. Adoption and spread

We support the adoption of innovations identified by the Accelerated Access Collaborative (LINK). Where we identify other successful innovations, we also work to support their adoption and spread on a regional and cross-regional basis.

How we support health research

Discover-NOW, the Health Data Research Hub for Real World Evidence, aims to revolutionise the way health data is used responsibly for research into treating and preventing disease.

Led by Imperial College Health Partners, brings together NHS organisations, globally recognised academic, industry, technology, research and charity partners as well as patients and the public focussed on the use of real-world health data for research.

Learn more here