Health Innovation

Business Support

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Connect, innovate and grow now.

We help leaders from Lancashire SME’s explore, innovate and develop products and services for the health sector.

Health is everyone's business

If you have an idea or want to develop an existing health-related product or service, we can help.

Our support package includes three core offerings:

Health Innovation Catalyst
Health Innovation Campus

So, what can delegates expect?

  • The chance to take a step back to reflect and evaluate business operations and activity
  • To be provided with the tools to explore innovative ideas through concept testing, research and prototype development
  • Gain insight and inspiration from experts sharing current market opportunities
  • Benefit from peer to peer support, advice and expertise to drive your organisation forward
  • Become part of a growing network of professionals, academics and entrepreneurs

Why SMEs?

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) make up an overwhelming 99.7% (70,000) of all Lancashire businesses, and by disposition are more agile than larger companies. This places SMEs in an opportune position to create, innovate and even diversify into new markets. But, research shows that many feel they do not have enough time, money or resources to effectively capitalise on new ideas.

We are here to help.


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

Find out more about how and why Lancaster University and our funding bodies holds your information.


Businesses we've supported

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

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