Industry Partnerships

Greater Manchester has evolved from birthplace of the Industrial Revolution to become a magnet for digital, technology and life sciences industry.

We have a proven track record in fostering industry partnerships to deliver population health improvements, from start-ups to global players. We have now published a Local Industrial Strategy in response to the Government’s UK Industrial Strategy and Life Sciences Sector Deal.

The benefits of devolution, combined with the strength of our commercial life sciences sector and assets in health tech, data analysis and healthcare put us in a fantastic position to accelerate innovation that will improve health outcomes for our citizens.

Greater Manchester has growing and diverse life sciences sector. It includes pharmaceutical, medical technology and digital companies who employ thousands of people, represents a corner stone of the local economy, and provides a rich vein of innovative products and services with the potential to change people’s lives for the better.

Health Innovation Manchester engages with the full spectrum of the life sciences sector, targeting innovations that align to the needs of the Greater Manchester’s health and social care system.

We have strategic partnerships in place with the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) and the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) to develop a strong pipeline of industry-led innovations that can be deployed across the population.

Our Innovation Nexus and industry support programme helps SMEs to develop new innovative products and solutions that can be trialled and tested in our clinical settings before being launched for wider adoption and spread. The Health Innovation Manchester team of advisors brings together expertise across all aspects of working with the NHS and innovation, from trials, evaluation and market needs analysis to procurement and adoption.

If you are a business with an innovation or a product, service or technology that you believe has the potential to benefit the NHS, our team will be delighted to hear about your innovation and will provide bespoke advice and analysis on the steps you should be taking to progress your innovation and engage with the NHS.

As part of The AHSN Network, Health Innovation Manchester supports the regional import and export of healthcare innovation through our Innovation Exchange. The Innovation Exchange is an AHSN coordinated approach to identify, select and support the adoption of innovations that improve our economy and patients’ lives.


Find out more about our work with industry

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Our Projects with Industry

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Our Industry Partnerships

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The Innovation Nexus

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AHSN Network Innovation Exchange

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Support Programmes

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Our Industry Case Studies

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