Greater Manchester has a unique opportunity to shape the future model of health provision in the region and is well placed to build an integrated system that develops healthy communities and builds on our academic and regional assets to create jobs and investment.
Access to the NHS market can be tough, especially for SMEs, which can face significant challenges to introduce new and innovative products especially that require rigorous testing and trials before they can be adopted.
In partnership with TRUSTECH, our support programme is for SMEs working in the Life Sciences sector and the wider business community to help deliver smarter and more efficient innovations for our health and social care services, where it’s most needed.
How’s it delivered?
Our fully-funded support is sector-specific and supports businesses that believe they have an innovative product, service or technology that has the potential to benefit the NHS and/or wider health markets. These include the personalisation, self-management, social care, public health and social housing market areas.
Our service supports businesses to develop their route to market strategy, commercialisation ofe products or services and the internalisation of healthcare innovation..
From the development of physical and digital prototypes to reviewing your business infrastructure, we’ll give you all the advice and tools you need to access the appropriate health service decision-makers and realise your capacity to grow.
We aim to deliver long-term health and wealth benefits to Greater Manchester by providing Specialist business growth support underpinned by expertise, knowledge and access to health and social care commissioning and procurement processes.
How it works
Expert Advice: We offer direct one-to-one support to businesses who are looking scale up. Starting with a review and provide support with sector-focused business strategy, commercialisation, positioning, routes to market and product and service development.
Masterclasses: We run a number of masterclasses throughout the year.
Workshops: Get hands-on by attending one of our workshops built specifically for your business area.
Networking Events: Meeting people is essential to growing your business. Become part of our business community and join us at networking events across Greater Manchester.
SME in Greater Manchester
Eligibility criteria applies to some support and we can help you check. If you’re unsure whether you're eligible, please contact our enquiry team.Contact our enquiry team
Cost to your business
None - it's free to access
STEP INto Health
Take your product to the NHS
Our STEP INto Healthcare programme will help you improve your pitch to potential investors and customers, and increase your chances of success in the life sciences market.Click for further details