Health Innovation

Innovation That Transforms Lives

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Health Innovation

We are driving innovation in health by building a new £41m Health Innovation Campus. A project of international importance that aims to transform the way health services are designed and delivered. As we build the physical space, we are also working with Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) based in Lancashire. We are supporting businesses, charities, and social enterprises to develop health ideas into innovative products and services.

Health Innovation

Develop the idea

Our workshops, delivered over two days, are for leaders of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) who want to develop innovative solutions to health challenges. You will learn to use a methodology called 'Design Thinking' which will challenge your assumptions and help you to really understand the users' needs before you go on to develop products/services. The Design Thinking process has been tried and tested in a number of sectors and provides a structured approach to inspire and drive the innovation process. 

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Make connections

Gain access to our calendar of events with inspirational and high-profile business and health leaders. Drawing significant audiences from across our health and business community, our events are designed to bring people together, share knowledge, 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 and could recieve 1-1 guidance from our expert team. 

Develop the product

We have a team of Analyst Developers available to work with you 1-1. At this stage, we are able to work with organisations who have a firm idea for an innovative product or service and are looking to explore different applications of digital technologies. The team can help you to explore the viability of a digital health product or service, conduct usability testing, or develop software prototypes. You do not need to have any technological expertise or knowledge, just a willingness to work with the team. However developed your idea is, we welcome applications from all organisations who have an aspiration to apply the latest digital technologies to health and wellbeing. 

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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

 

 

Submit an enquiry and the team will be in contact to discuss opportunities best suited to your organisation.