Growing the Health Economy Together

Connecting, supporting, equipping and inspiring Liverpool City Region businesses to thrive.

Who are we?

We are the Health Innovation Exchange, a collaborative programme designed to connect Liverpool City Region businesses with world-class health, care, technology and commercial resources. Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, we’re uniting regional expertise to accelerate innovation and growth by supporting ambitious businesses develop and market innovative products and services, nationally and globally.

Why was the Health Innovation Exchange set up?

Health is one of the biggest and fastest-growing growing sectors in the world, valued at $8.7 trillion globally. But while the potential exists across the Liverpool City Region to tap into these opportunities, so far certain obstacles have been holding our businesses back.

The Health Innovation Exchange was set up to remove these obstacles and stimulate the collaboration necessary to enhance the Liverpool City Region’s capacity to innovate.


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Who is it for?



We offer support and development to innovative Liverpool City Region businesses capable of moving into, or growing within, the health and care sectors with new or existing services, products or processes.

Some of the business we’ll work with may be software developers, with the ability to offer new ways of thinking about patient interfaces. Others may be technology firms or engineering firms with the resources to break into rehabilitative robotics. Others will offer new ways to care for patients and increase well-being.


Ultimately, we want to support SME & sector growth by breaking down boundaries, opening both minds and markets.

NHS and Care Colleagues


We also support the NHS Trusts and healthcare professionals to find solutions to rising problems through collaboration with businesses that are creating innovative products and services.

We aim to support front-line healthcare staff with innovative health and care products and services that can save them time, make their jobs easier and improve patient care. While also supporting finance and management colleagues to reduce costs, save time and improve quality.


If you’re a Liverpool City Region business with the skills and ambition to push your approach to innovation in this sector, or if you work in healthcare and need innovative products or services to solve a health challenge, we’d like to hear from you.


  • Aqua Running celebrated last month having received the Digital Engineering/Technology Award at the illustrious Insiders Made in the UK Awards at the International Festival for Businesses on the 20th June 2018. Now in their fifth year, the awards are a celebration of all that’s great......

  • Businesses looking to work with the NHS and social care are invited to a special life sciences event within the International Business Festival. ‘Transforming healthcare – everybody’s business’ (Tuesday, 26 June) is organised by the Innovation Agency, whose role is spreading innovations in health and......


This is the biggest and best national health and care innovation event of the year and a must-attend for those interested in innovation. Health and Care Innovation Expo features two…

5th September 2018

This event will consider how the learning health system, which has been developed through the Connected Health Cities programme, might be developed and used in the future to enhance learning…

13th September 2018

Success stories

  • Sector: Health & Social Care Primary partner: Liverpool Clinical Commissioning group Background Homecarers Liverpool (HCL) is a fast-growing family run social enterprise, based in Liverpool, providing domiciliary care and support for older people living in their own homes across Liverpool and Knowsley. The company was......

  • Sector: Software/IT Primary partner: Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust / AIMES Background CSols is a software company with a longstanding pedigree in laboratory automation, system integration and data management. It develops innovative software for improving the productivity, efficiency and quality of laboratory workflows, especially......

  • Sector: Medical Manufacturing Primary partner: Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust Background   3D LifePrints provides medical 3D printing products and services for NHS hospitals & academic institutions. It partners with clinicians, healthcare providers and academics to identify new applications for 3D technologies and uses......

  •   Liverpool based, SigncodeUK, works with organisations to translate information into British Sign Language (BSL) videos for the deaf and hard of hearing communities. The videos are accessed via QR codes and are aimed at allowing users from the D/deaf community to access the information......