Our region

The East of England is home to some of the world’s greatest science and healthcare practitioners

The region’s vibrant ecosystem means it is a hub of scientific discovery and innovation. The region boasts the largest technology cluster in Europe and is at the forefront of precision medicine, genomics and artificial intelligence.

Due to the close links between university research, world-class hospitals, clinicians, businesses, and a series of long-standing and collaborative industry networks, enterprises from across the globe are drawn to the East.

Health Innovation East is ideally positioned to deliver both bespoke individual projects and large complex programmes from concept through to implementation.

Our geography

Our region is as big as Scotland, covering Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. It offers first class research facilities and centres of excellence within leading teaching hospitals and world-leading collaborations with academia.

Within the region, the Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor brings opportunity for start-ups, growing businesses and investors to thrive. It is home to a fast-growing digital tech sector, a world-leading life science cluster and a strong and well-established deep-tech sector.

The East’s connectivity is supported by strong transport links, with direct train routes into London and international flights from Stansted, Luton and Norwich airports.

Our population

Six million people call the Eastern region home. It characterised by significant health inequalities and there are a number of undersrved coastal communities with poor health outcomes. This diversity makes the region well placed to address some of the major challenges in health and care and to drive the region’s most promising innovations to those who need them most.

Our network

Our ability to collaborate and utilise our network allows us to support the best innovations in reaching the people, places and problems where they bring most benefit.

Within the Eastern region, we have strong working relations with:

The six integrated care systems in our region are:

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How we partner

We believe that we can achieve more by working in partnership.

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