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Support from the AHSN Network

There are 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) across the UK. Find out here how we at the West of England AHSN can help you develop your innovation as well as what the wider network has to offer.

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Business Development Support Programmes

Business Development Programmes are a great way to build your confidence and knowledge from an early stage idea right through to getting your product to market.

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NHS resources

Whether you work in the NHS with an idea, or you just want to know more about working with the NHS, the resources on this page will answer some of the most common questions about bringing ideas into the NHS.

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National Resources

We've pulled together a library of national resources surrounding medical technology and digital health to help anyone developing a product or idea in either area.

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Adoption Readiness Tool

Our adoption readiness tool is a checklist of questions for you to consider and self-assess yourself against as to whether you're ready to be procured by the NHS. The tool will help you to identify and understand your innovation's maturity level for uptake and adoption by NHS organisations and providers.

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Market Access: Resources and key steps explained

We have structured these resources in the form of frequently asked questions (FAQs) from innovators and SMEs. These questions are typically asked at key steps of the product development process and will help to address any gaps or needs identified by the adoption readiness tool. These resources will not look to repeat other toolkits and checklists that exist, it will instead look to answer the common questions in a comprehensive, yet accessible format.

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Real World Evaluation

Evaluation. Validation. Pilot. Feasibility study.  Whatever you call it, we offer 3 levels of Evaluation Support for your business development, from ‘Getting started Evaluation resources’ to a range of Evaluation Partners.

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Bristol Industrial PhD Placement Fund

The Bristol Industrial PhD Placement Fund is supported by the EPSRC National Productivity Investment Fund. It encourages innovative, creative and collaborative ways for PhD students to experience working within industry and gaining new skills.

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