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Health Tech Hub


Richard Luxton, Director
0117 328 2472,
University of the West of England, Filton Road, Stoke Gifford, BS34 8QZ

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The Health Tech Hub helps businesses to develop and bring to market new technology solutions which promote health and wellbeing, particuarly focusing on independent living and citizen-centric health. Our mission is to advance innovation in healthcare, to invigorate the growth of UK companies and to improve the quality of life for citizens. We identify and create opportunities for businesses, universities and the healthcare sector to work together to solve the demanding problems faced by the healthcare sector in the UK and globally.

We have state-of-the-art facilities, including wet labs, system development labs and product design suites, serviced by core technical staff that can be rapidly and flexibly deployed. Examples of support that we can provide include proof-of-concept studies and data collection, prototype development and de-risking and product evaluation/testing. We have a ‘Living Lab’ facility which will allow businesses and health professionals to work with users to perform controlled, near real-life trials of their technologies, products in hospital, care homes and domestic environments.

The Health Tech Hub has recieved funding from the Local Growth Fund and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Funding recieved from the ERDF is part of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) growth programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) is the programme’s Managing Authority. Established by the European Union, the ERDF helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects that support innovation, businesses, job creation and local community regeneration.

What we offer

The Health Tech Hub offers:

  • proof-of-concept testing
  • prototype development and de-risking
  • product evaluation/testing
  • testing of technologies in near real-world scenario
  • access to mentoring and business support
  • networking and academic/industry collaboration opportunities
  • limited support provided free of charge to eligible businesses from the West of England Region.

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