The Programme

Accelerating innovation in health and care

We support Liverpool City Region businesses take advantage of opportunities in health and care, encouraging the creation of new products and services, bringing smart products to the market and repurposing existing products for the sector.

How it works

The way we work with business is driven by two clear areas of focus.


By providing businesses with tailored resources for invention, co-creation and real-world testing we are able to connect them to world-class thinking and facilities. Healthcare organisations and workers have the opportunity to test innovative products and services, giving business insights from some of the most skilled people in the region.


We provide the kind of specialised business support necessary to ensure the businesses we work with – and their products or services – succeed commercially. Support will range from delivering highly focused health and care expertise for introducing new products to market, to broader managerial support to guide growth and more complex challenges

Step by Step

  • Fact-finding

    Finding businesses with existing people, skills, growth potential and vision for exploiting the opportunities we can see.

  • Evaluation

    Working together to evaluate the kind of opportunities and goals that might work best for the business and product.

  • Process

    Our development process exposes businesses to the innovation and commercial workstreams that fast-tracks their progress.

  • Results

    Working to a carefully planned approach, we begin to see results according to a pre-agreed timeframe.

Our Values

We have four key values, shared by our partners and encouraged in all our collaborators.






Deliver fully subsidised support to 80 SMEs in the Liverpool City Region


Facilitate collaborations between 50 businesses, partners and research institutions


Create 35 new jobs in supported businesses


Support the development of new-to-market products in 15 supported businesses


Support the introduction of new-to-firm products in 14 supported businesses


Accelerate the creation of 6 new Liverpool City Region businesses