Our focus is the East of England, but we are part of a national network which enables us to deliver at scale.
At Health Innovation East, we have a passion for health and technology and a desire to take healthcare forwards and solve difficult problems for the benefit of our community.
Together, we support innovators from insight to implementation – helping them design and engineer new technologies and products, navigate complex systems and generate value propositions that make a positive and lasting health impact.
We support the health and care system across the East of England and have particular expertise in HealthTech. This is an extraordinarily vibrant area for health and life sciences technology and innovation, employing 16.2% of total national life sciences employees, with 1,235 employees having joined the region’s core MedTech sector between 2009 and 2017. At the heart of our region is Cambridge, one of largest health and life sciences technology clusters, where we are based.
We understand the NHS in depth. We see opportunities and know how to remove barriers.
Many of our staff come from the NHS, with clinical or operational backgrounds. We understand the needs of health and care providers and patients in our region and are highly well placed to support innovators in developing their ideas.
We work to enable access to the innovation ecosystem to deliver impact for patients.
In the last year, we have provided over 4,500 hours of face-to-face support to innovators, including over 850 1:1 sessions.
Our work is not only improving patient care and taking the NHS into the future, we’re aiding economic growth in the region too.
Because we are funded and mandated by the NHS and the Office of Life Sciences to help innovators, we are free to make the right decisions in your best interests and for your long-term success.
Most of our support is provided free of charge and we are also able to provide funding for select projects such as the instigation and evaluation of pilots.
We will always be clear about any costs or our commercial gain in any arrangement and anything we make will be invested back into helping future innovators in our community.
As an innovator it can be overwhelming finding the right support. It has been very helpful having Health Innovation East to talk through uncertainties and give impartial advice on what’s best for the project.
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