Health Innovation

Innovation That Transforms Lives

Business support for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Tackling health challenges

With the health sector facing the challenge of diminishing resources and an ageing population, innovation has the potential to make a difference. Health innovation is about challenging the status quo and providing creative, novel and useful ideas that can be implemented to bring about meaningful change. SMEs have a crucial role to play in supporting this vision - bringing new ways of thinking and technologies which have the potential to push boundaries.

But, taking ideas from concept to market is challenging. Through a series of interventions, we will support senior decision makers of SMEs build innovation capacity, and accelerate product development


Create a culture for business innovation 

Accelerate product development 

Join our thriving network

Health Innovation

Innovation Workshops

Two-day innovation workshops available to leaders of Lancashire-based SMEs

20th & 27th February - 'Innovation for Growth - is your business ready?'

This interactive workshop will help business leaders to assess the foundations of the business model. You will benchmark where your business is today. And leave with a plan for the future. 

7th March & 21st March - 'Using a Person Centred Approach to Create Innovative Ideas'

This workshop will give leaders of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises a framework to develop innovative products and services. Over two days be inspired, motivated, and challenged to think differently.



Develop digital products and services

Access expertise within the School of Computing and Communications, and accelerate your product or service ideas. At no cost to the business, our team of Analyst Developers will work on a bespoke brief set by you. Opportunities are available to: 

  • Explore the viability of digital product and service ideas
  • Identify innovative digital solutions using data assets
  • Develop software prototypes such as apps or management systems
  • Conduct usability testing for commercialisation.

Current projects range from cleaning specialists looking into contamination control issues, to the development of a cloud-based mental health support system for employees. However diverse, we can discuss opportunities for your business. 

Join our network

Take advantage of networking opportunities and inspirational masterclasses, showcase events, and workshops from across the University. Gain insight into the challenges facing the health sector from key health partners, and find out about the latest research and technology in health and innovation. You will also gain access to a pool of tools and resources designed to support your ongoing innovation journey.

Business people

“When you’re interested in ideas, you listen to everybody because you know you don’t have all the answers yourself. When you invent something on your own, everything is an uphill struggle, but from the first time I came here, it has been so easy." Shameem Sampath, Bluespot Knee Clinic

Get in touch

To discover more about upcoming events, workshops and other ways to work with us, please call 01524 510813 or email

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Funding & eligibility

Access to events, workshops, and digital consultancy support is fully funded, and available to European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) eligible businesses. 

Eligibility includes:

  • Based in Lancashire
  • Employ fewer than 250 full-time employees
  • Has an annual turnover less than £40 million
  • Has received less than £160,000 of publicly funded support in the last 3 years