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Business Development Support

We help innovators take the next step to having their ideas widely adopted. This help in building an evidence base, advice on business practices or making introductions to commissioners. To do this we form close links between industry, academia and the NHS through our extensive network across the region. The focus of our work with you is to accelerate the generation and adoption of new innovations to deliver leading-edge healthcare in the West of England and beyond.

Chris Padgett
Programme Assistant – Innovation & Industry

This website is part of a wide range of support offered by West of England AHSN  for anyone developing innovations for the healthcare sector. If you have an innovative healthcare solution and would like to learn more about the support we provide, then get in touch with one of our business development advisers.

The first step for companies who approach us is to fill out the AHSN Company Engagement form, although if you have already completed this for one of the other AHSNs feel free to send that version through. Please fill out the form as completely as possible, as it will enable us to gain a richer picture of what stage you are at with your innovation and how we might be able to support you. Once you have completed the form you can send it to

If you feel like you could benefit from the support we have to offer please read through our Innovator Support Terms and Conditions on what innovators can expect from working with us.

We offer a range of support services and guidance to innovators who are developing products and services which have the potential to improve patient outcomes, reduce overall NHS expenditure and grow the UK health sector economy.

This ranges from signposting and general advice around developing healthcare innovations, to much more tailored and focused support for companies already engaging with NHS organisations. We can provide coaching and support around engaging with the NHS as a marketplace, and if you’re eligible we can offer you a place on one of our business development programmes which give you access to even further mentoring around specific areas.

If you have any questions or comments about the Innovation Exchange web portal, or you would like to access our wider services, please contact us at

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