The West of England Academic Health Science Network delivers positive healthcare outcomes by driving the development and adoption of new innovations and enabling patients to play an increasing role in their own care and of others. The impact of our work is far reaching: from enhancing patient wellbeing, saving lives and mitigating high risk incidents such as strokes; to enhancing efficiencies in healthcare practice and boosting the local economy.
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The West of England AHSN has earned a reputation for ambitious healthcare innovation. We have a variety of programmes designed to support innovators launch and grow their businesses.
The Future Challenge: Keeping Healthy at Home
This challenge is now closed. We are looking for innovative products and services that give people confidence to deal with their health issues and still feel supported and connected whilst at home.
The Future Challenge: Young People and Mental Health Resilience
This challenge is now closed. Focusing on supporting young people with their mental health and well-being, this challenge aims to identify digital technologies and services that could provide early identification of mental health issues, support prevention and build resilience.
We actively nurture an innovation ecosystem around health and care, removing obstacles and bringing diverse groups together to conceive and maximise new ways of working and allowing innovation to thrive.
SPEaC Happy is a real-time feedback tool, analytics platform and training facility for organisations. By listening to staff, it enhances well-being and engagement and improves the working environment for all.
KiActiv® Health is a clinically proven digital therapy designed to improve the self-management of long-term conditions using personalised everyday physical activity. The personalised interactive dashboard promotes authentic choice and empowers effective self-care, supported by a dedicated mentor.
Meet the Innovation Exchange team
The Innovation and Growth team are skilled in creating partnerships. Our team has wide expertise across the healthcare, academic and commercial sectors.
A good place to learn more about our work is the West of England Innovation Exchange which provides advice and support to anyone involved in healthcare innovation in our region.
Health Innovation Programme
An intensive, fully-funded, four-day personal development course, our Health Innovation Programme has been running since 2015, delivering high quality coaching, mentoring and personal development support.
Swindon & Wiltshire Health and Life Science Innovation Hub
The West of England AHSN have partnered with Wessex AHSN and Wiltshire Council to bring an Innovation Accelerator Programme for small and medium-sized enterprises in the Health and Life Sciences sector. The programme aims to support businesses through research, development and innovation activities with fully funded resources.
Create Open Health Programme
In 2019, the Create Open Health programme was launched to find new entrepreneurial talent with digit...