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.


  • 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......

  • Following a recent, antimicrobial resistance, living lab facilitated by Health Innovation Exchange partners,  Liverpool John Moores University and LCR Local Enterprise Partnership, Dr Laura Kelly, outlines how taking a co-creation approach is benefiting innovation in health. Any health related product or service development process should involve......


THE DEVELOPMENT OF DIAGNOSTICS, TREATMENT AND MANAGEMENT TO TACKLE THE HEALTH CHALLENGES OF THE FUTURE. Click here to register  The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) have teamed up with 2018 International Business…

26th June 2018

Health Innovation Exchange partner, The Innovation Agency, are hosting an exciting event within the Health and Life Sciences day at the International Business Festival 2018. They will explore local, national…

26th June 2018

Success stories

  • 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......

  • Damibu is a Liverpool-based technology studio that was set up to solve problems in the healthcare industry. It works with clinical commissioning groups, trusts and the public sector to develop simple innovative solutions to complex problems and specialises in mobile app development. Damibu developed the......