Greater Manchester

STEP INto Healthcare

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

Many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) find it challenging to articulate a value proposition that is compelling to today’s NHS decision-makers.

In the current healthcare market, it’s important to address problems that stand in the way of effective and efficient care delivery. But SMEs can be so focused on the features they deliver they sometimes fail to examine how hard it will be to adopt their product and/or service.

In partnership with the GC Business Growth Hub, Health Innovation Manchester has developed the STEP INto Healthcare programme to help you improve your pitch to potential investors and customers, and increase your chances of success in the life sciences market.

Designed for businesses in the life sciences sector with aspirations to scale-up, this training programme provides access to networks, strategic knowledge and market opportunities, through one-to-one support and several workshops with leading industry experts.

We are currently running this programme online. The aim of our webinar series is to help Greater Manchester SME’s develop their products and pitch, for the healthcare sector. Our sessions currently cover the healthcare landscape, procurement, value proposition, the healthcare business case, funding & grants, pitch training and for some, may lead to an opportunity to pitch to Heads of Procurement based in Greater Manchester.

If you are interested in taking part, or for more information, please complete the Innovation Nexus form here and speak to our advisors.


Our workshops are part-funded by European Regional Development Funds. Our 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 only and small or medium enterprises i.e. 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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The Dignio Integrated Care Platform

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