Are you an international business looking to access NHS markets? Are you a UK business looking to expand internationally?

The Innovation Agency plays an active role in international partnerships including the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Health Knowledge and Innovation Community, and the European Connected Health Alliance.

The Innovation Agency is also a proactive participant in the EIT Health Bridgehead programme with over 40 accelerators, incubators and other organisations, helping innovative businesses to expand within Europe and more widely, including the US market.

We are also one of 74 reference sites in the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing, a network of leading organisations working to advance innovation for active and healthy ageing across Europe.


EIT Health

EIT Health matches innovators with a task force of experts to develop commercially-viable products and services with the greatest potential for societal and economic impact in Europe. The EIT Health Accelerator promotes business growth at every stage, from fledgling to mature – to shorten the time-to-market for the most promising start-ups. The Innovation Agency is one of over 150 EIT Health partner organisations from the worlds of business, education, research and health service delivery.



The Bridgehead programme provides European start-ups and scale-ups with individualised support in growing their validated businesses beyond their home markets. During this process, start-ups are guided by members of EIT Health’s vetted European network of accelerators, including the Innovation Agency, who open the right doors to establish and grow cross-border business.

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