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Health and wellbeing organisations looking to innovate and collaborate can become part of a network to help drive innovation across the region.

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The aim of the Health Innovation Network is to create a dynamic ecosystem of NHS, private, public and third sector organisations, collaborating to increase health innovation.

As part of the network, the University of Huddersfield will run a business support programme for companies and entrepreneurs in the health and wellbeing sector.

Kirklees Council and Business Kirklees are also running a complementary Health and Wellbeing Incubator based at The Glass Box centre adjacent to the new campus.

Those that join the network will get access to the NHS, academic collaboration, events, mentoring, grants, workspace and much more.

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The Health Innovation Network is open to a wide range of organisations from across the entire health innovation eco-system, from the NHS, private sector, public sector, academia, social enterprises and the third sector.

Business Breakfast: Health Innovation Takeover

By joining the Health Innovation
Network, you will get access to:

  • events featuring high level speakers from the health and wellbeing arenas
  • the University of Huddersfield, NHS and other health and wellbeing partners
  • a Health Innovation Maker Space offering access to bespoke equipment and facilities to support product development.
  • like-minded businesses within health and wellbeing for collaboration
  • mentors from the health and wellbeing arenas. More information can be found here.
  • grants that will provide access to technology, support to integrate employee wellbeing plans and proof-of-concept grants for health innovation. More information can be found here.
  • priority access to labs and office space within the new Health and Wellbeing Innovation Centre, based on the National Health Innovation Campus, due to open Autumn 2025
  • regional support from Health Innovation Yorkshire and Humber
  • NHS innovation networks with Mid Yorkshire Teaching NHS Trust
  • 20% discount on meeting and conference space at the 3M BIC and Health and Wellbeing Innovation Centre once opened.
  • 50% off 3M BIC Membership with option to register company address. More information can be found here.
How Much Is It To Join
The Health Innovation
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How Much Is It To Join
The Health Innovation
Network?

Membership of the Health Innovation Network is £900 per organisation.

Discounted Membership

The UK SPF project will offer a contribution of £600 per eligible organisation, reducing the net cost to £300 per organisation.

Eligibility criteria:

  • The organisation (or individual) must have a base in West Yorkshire (or Kirklees for Kirklees Council funding).
  • They must be a business, social enterprise, charity or voluntary body active in the health and wellbeing arena or planning to establish a new business in this field before March 2025, and employ no more than 500 employees.
  • They must agree to participate in health innovation membership events and knowledge exchange activities designed to increase enterprise, product/service innovation, and/or technology adoption in the health and wellbeing field.
  • They must agree to provide information about EDI characteristics at the outset and output/outcome data by early 2025 to help track the impact of the project.

Please note that there is a limit of 35 funded memberships by University of Huddersfield for West Yorkshire residents/businesses and Kirklees Council has limited funding for residents/businesses based in Kirklees.

Eligibility decisions are at the discretion of the respective project funding bodies, to ensure that project objectives are achieved.

NHS Associate Membership

NHS organisations are not eligible for UK SPF funding, however, may join as associate members for £300 to participate in events and networking sessions.

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The Huddersfield Health Innovation Partnership project is being delivered by the University of Huddersfield and is part funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF). In West Yorkshire the West Yorkshire Combined Authority leads the implementation of the Fund as part of the Mayor’s ambition to make West Yorkshire the best place to work, learn and live.