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  • 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......

  • 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......

  • Alastair Cameron, Principal Consultant at Glentarn Consultants and a member of ibd Business Advice Group, explains that Liverpool City Region businesses might not be making the most of the research and development tax credits that are available. In 2000, the then Labour government, introduced research......

  • So you’ve got a widget that’s ready to go and you want to “sell to the NHS”… Dave Burrows, Chief Executive and member of Liverpool City Region’s Health and Life Science Board and SME on the Health Innovation Exchange programme, what’s next! Don’t “sell to” but......

  •   NHS England and the Office for Life Sciences have launched the second wave of the NHS Test Beds programme, for NHS organisations and industry to bid for funding and support to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing the health service. This is an......

  • ‘Partnerships and perseverance’ was the key theme of our ‘Repurposing innovations for the Health Economy’ breakfast organised by The Liverpool City Region Local Growth Hub & in association with Hill Dickinson’s Commercial Healthcare team in Liverpool on Wednesday. Click here to download the complete presentation. Health......

  • Driving innovation in the NHS can be notoriously difficult. There are lots of good reasons for that, not least the fact that it’s a huge organisation under pressure, or that migrating from legacy systems can be a massive undertaking. Even still, it’s important to try......

  • Looking at health in 2018, we can expect to see more in the way self-care gadgets, data and artificial intelligence, blockchain and online services, says Andrew Rose, sector Manager – Life Sciences and Health at Liverpool City Region LEP & Health Innovation Exchange partner. In......

  •   The NHS is a big opportunity for businesses offering healthcare products and services, but you need to know how to approach it. As the biggest healthcare delivery organisation in the world, the NHS presents a big opportunity for businesses offering innovative health and care......

  •   For the 22nd year, the Merseyside Innovation Awards are now open for submissions, which will see one applicant win £10,000 in the accolades’ final later in the year. Renowned for celebrating creativity across Merseyside, the Merseyside Innovation Awards has a long history of contributing......

  •   Small R&D businesses with big ambitions could win free access to world-leading research facilities that will help them take their technology to the next level. The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) are offering SME businesses within the health & life sciences or med......

  • Now open for entry, the first ever Centrica Active Ageing Challenge will see successful applicants pitch their business idea to a range of industry experts. UK entrepreneurs and tech start-ups are being given the chance to win a slice of a £100,000 prize fund, designed......

  • The ITHACA (Innovation in Health and Care for All) project, are looking for your thoughts on smart health and care in Liverpool City Region. ITHACA is an international project – involving partners from our and other European regions – that aims to refine regional policies and......

  • Applications are invited to set up a new social prescribing scheme or to support the expansion of an existing scheme, as part of the DoH health and wellbeing programme. Through this programme, the Department of Health, NHS England and Public Health England are working with voluntary,......

  • The search is on for the North West Coast’s most inspiring clinical research and innovation teams and individuals whose work has made a difference to people’s lives. You are invited to enter the North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards 2018, to celebrate success and reward......

  • Businesses can apply for up to £25 million to explore, develop and test applications and services for the next generation of digital infrastructure. This DCMS competition encourages the development of a UK ‘5G ecosystem’ with technology and deployment, testbeds and trials to stimulate the development......

  • An event showcasing businesses that have benefited from the £3.14-million Health Innovation Exchange (HIE) programme marked 12-months since its official launch. The three-year collaborative programme, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), supports businesses in the Liverpool City Region. It accelerates innovation for the......

  • UK businesses can apply for up to £15 million for projects that support small and medium sized enterprises to develop innovations in health and life sciences. Innovate UK is investing up to £15 million in innovation projects. These should address challenges in health and life......

  • The Liverpool City Region+ Science and Innovation Audit (SIA), published today last month, gives a detailed picture of demonstrable local strengths and opportunities and outlines how collaborations, investments and interventions can drive the City Region’s ambitions to be at the forefront of innovation-driven economic growth.This......