Realise the potential of your ideas

Whether you’re a healthtech company practised at developing health innovation, or a clinician in the NHS who has discovered newfound best practice, we can champion you to:

From conception to mass adoption, we’re here to support you

For early-stage innovations

If you’re at the beginning of your innovation journey, we can give you guidance on any gaps in your value proposition or evidence base, and help you to create a proof-of-concept prototype.

Most importantly, we’re here to offer advice on the complexities of the health and care sector, and guide you on how your innovations can best weave in to improve them.

For advanced, pre-commercial stage innovations

When you’re fast approaching the stage of releasing your innovation out into the world, we can help with developing your value proposition, impact modelling, health economics and brokering connections with health and care experts.

When you’re ready to go to market, we’ll be here to support with real-world evaluations, roll-out and adoption.

A connected ‘network of networks’ providing:

  • Help to navigate the NHS
  • Signposting to resources
  • Market access studies and research
  • Help with value proposition development
  • Real-world impact evaluation
  • Health economic reports
  • Implementation support for adopting organisations
  • Grant funding opportunities
  • Product development

Our innovator offer

All Heath Innovation Networks have a universal offer to support innovators, which consists of the following:

  • Review innovations and respond
  • Assessment and triage
  • Advise, guide and signpost innovators
  • Develop health and care understanding

To learn more about how Heath Innovation Networks work with innovators, read our innovator offer booklet.

Read our case studies to find out more about innovations that Heath Innovation Networks have supported.

Initiatives for innovators

We support a number of initiatives that can benefit innovators.

NHS Innovation Service

Led by the Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC), the NHS Innovation Service acts as a catalyst for the development and spread of impactful innovations into the NHS. It’s a useful tool for innovators, explaining the required standards and evidence, plus the NHS procurement and reimbursement processes.

Innovators can use the service to access personalised support from all 15 health innovation networks, plus national support organisations including:

SBRI (Small Business Research Initiative) Healthcare

SBRI Healthcare releases regular funding competitions in partnership with organisations, including the Heath Innovation Network.

NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA)

The NIA recruits and provides support to individuals or companies who display promising solutions to NHS challenges.

NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme

The NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme encourages healthcare staff to develop the commercial skills, knowledge and experience needed for successful spread of innovation.

Innovator guides

If you’re an innovator developing an idea to benefit health and social care, read our series of guides on how to get your innovation noticed.

Find your local heath innovation network

Your local health innovation network can advise you on funding applications and signpost you to other heath innovation networks as your innovation develops.

Alternatively, access support from your regional heath innovation network by completing our company engagement form. This will give us the information we need to direct our support effectively.

These terms and conditions set out what innovators can expect from working with the heath innovation networks.