Greater Manchester

STEP INto Healthcare

Helping Greater Manchester SME’s develop their products and pitch for the healthcare sector

Health Innovation Manchester, in partnership with the GC Business Growth, has developed the STEP INto Healthcare programme to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from all sectors across Greater Manchester improve their value proposition and increase their chances of success in the healthcare and life sciences market.

Many small and medium-sized enterprises find it challenging to articulate a value proposition that is compelling to NHS decision-makers. In the current healthcare market, it is important to address problems that stand in the way of effective and efficient care delivery.

Health Innovation Manchester aims to support SMEs address these challenges and barriers they may face with the STEP INto Healthcare intensive support programme.

Designed for businesses in Greater Manchester across all sectors, with interest in the healthcare and life science market, with aspirations to scale-up.

An attendee from one of the 2022 cohorts, said: “Attending the course really helps to give an insight in to important areas that would be very hard to find out through normal searches. Being able to follow up privately with the speakers is an invaluable way to get your questions answered specific to your own product or service.”

This training programme provides intensive support and workshops with leading industry experts addressing topics, which includes:

  • The NHS landscape
  • Procurement
  • Social value
  • Healthcare business case
  • Value proposition
  • Evidencing
  • Health economics
  • Pitch training

Health Innovation Manchester will be delivering the STEP INto Healthcare programme over two consecutive days in person. If you are interested in taking part, or finding out more information, please complete the Innovation Nexus form.


These workshops are part-funded by European Regional Development Funds.

Services are delivered at no cost to participants, however as they are fully funded, they are classed as state aid to participating businesses and are subject to state aid rules and the associated eligibility criteria.

Participants must be Greater Manchester based businesses, and small or medium enterprises. For example – less than 250 (Full Time Equivalent) employees.

Attendees will be required to complete a GC Business Growth Hub Business Registration Form with our advisors from the Health Innovation Manchester Commercial Business Unit.

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