The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government recently announced that a partnership led by NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group has been successful in securing £1.8m European Regional Development Fund.
The funding, matched by that of partners, will establish a Health Enterprise Hub to support small local businesses develop and commercialise innovative products and services for the health and care industry.
The “Hub” aims to enhance the capacity of the City Region to be a centre of excellence in developing and scaling smart and innovative solutions whilst enabling health and social care services deliver more effectively and efficiently.
NHS Liverpool CCGs partners in this initiative are
- Aimes Grid Services
- Alder Hey NHS Trust
- Innovation Agency
- LCR LEP
- Mersey Care NHS Trust
The partners will be working specifically with those companies working in digital, creative, technology, data, analytics/machine learning, device, sensor and manufacture sectors, companies that can generate healthcare and societal benefits.
Dave Horsfield, Liverpool CCG’s Digital Care & Innovation lead said “this is a great boost for Liverpool City Region; it’s recognition of both the great work that’s going on to transform local health services and the wealth of talent that exists in our local businesses. Hub partners have been working closely with local business over the last three years to deploy innovation to improve the health of citizens and boost the local economy”
The Health Enterprise Hub will be launching later this year. In the meantime if you are interested in finding out more and how you can get involved please contact the eHealth Cluster.