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Funding & Opportunities

We work closely with our member organisations, local networks, and other AHSNs to identify funding and development opportunities for the innovators, start-ups and small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in our region.

You can browse below to see what opportunities are currently available, or you can browse opportunities that are now closed if you would like a better idea of the solutions and programmes that have been offered in the past.

Are you an entrepreneur in the field of healthcare or life sciences? Are you developing a product or service which could transform patient care, save money or help us lead healthier lives? The Health Innovation Programme will help you navigate NHS England as a marketplace, to enable you to identify the optimum customer base for your business and explain the value of your proposition to the health sector.

Health Innovation Programme

Support offered: Immersive and interactive, the Health Innovation Programme is an intensive, fully-funded, four-day business development course, that will help you navigate NHS England as a marketplace, to enable you to identify the optimum customer base for your business and explain the value of your proposition to the health sector. Our Health Innovation Programme has been running since 2015, delivering high quality coaching, mentoring and personal development support.

Stage of innovation: The programme is designed for clinicians, healthcare practitioners, innovators and entrepreneurs with an idea for a health-based product or service, founders of early-stage ventures, more experienced entrepreneurs launching a new health-based product/venture and healthcare practitioners.

Open to: Priority will be given to applicants employed in the West of England AHSN & South West AHSN geographical boundaries which covers Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire, Bath, North East Somerset, Swindon, Wiltshire, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly. Applications from Wessex & KSS AHSN geographical boundaries will also be considered.

Application deadline: 11/07/2023

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