Dave Burrows of Damibu Ltd describes how the Innovation Agency has helped his business to connect with the NHS, leading to funding and other support; and to his selection as an Innovation Fellow, with the NHS National Innovation Accelerator programme.

How we help businesses in the Liverpool City Region to do business with the NHS

Who are we?

We are a partner in the Health Innovation Exchange, a collaborative programme designed to connect Liverpool City Region businesses with world-class health, care, technology and commercial resources. Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, we’re uniting regional expertise to accelerate innovation and growth by supporting ambitious businesses develops and market innovative products and services, nationally and globally.

Why was the Health Innovation Exchange set up?

Health is one of the biggest and fastest-growing growing sectors in the world, valued at £400 billion globally. But while the potential exists across the Liverpool City Region to tap into these opportunities, so far certain obstacles have been holding our businesses back.

The Health Innovation Exchange was set up to remove these obstacles and stimulate the collaboration necessary to turn the Liverpool City Region into a centre of excellence in health and care innovation.

Who is it for?

We offer support and development to innovative Liverpool City Region businesses capable of moving into or growing within the health and care sectors with new or existing services, products or processes.

Many businesses already know they want to break into the sector, but we don’t just want to work with them. We want to work with businesses who don’t yet know those opportunities exist, or what their business could do. We’re here to break down boundaries, opening both minds and markets.

Some of the business we work with may be software developers, with the ability to offer new ways of thinking about patient interfaces. Others may be tech firms with the resources to break into rehabilitative robotics. Others will offer new ways to care for patients and increase well-being. We’re interested in these and more…

Whatever you do at the moment, if you’re a Liverpool City Region business with the skills and ambition to push your approach to innovation in this sector, we’d like to hear from you.​

Tell us about your innovation by completing our Business Connect enquiry form or email Andy Cairns, Commercial Programme Manager.

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