£15,000 available to Healthcare Innovators

The Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) are pleased to announce the launch of our new Commercial Partnership Programme.

The Commercial Partnership Programme is a funding competition for organisations based within the Yorkshire & Humber region who are trying to overcome an adoption barrier to an approved medical device or product.

Delivered by the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN, the Commercial Partnership Programme will see up to four successful applicants receive £15,000 of investment to support them in overcoming an adoption barrier.

Richard Stubbs, Commercial Director of the Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network said “AHSNs have a key role to play in ensuring our local innovators, who are developing solutions to improve patient outcomes are supported and that their tried and tested innovations are adopted by the healthcare community. The Commercial Partnership Programme will fulfil this role, serving both the clinical needs of local NHS partners, whilst providing a platform for great healthcare innovation to be spread.”

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate that they have an approved innovation and articulate how this innovation would be beneficial to an NHS commissioner or provider within the Yorkshire and Humber region should they be successful in their bid.  As this programme involves an investment, applicants are requested to demonstrate within their application how a financial return to the AHSN will be realised.

Applications are now being welcomed for the Commercial Partnerships Programme with Friday 04 March 2016 the deadline for submission.

Documents relating to the programme and the application process may be found below.  Should you have any queries, please email with the subject heading “Question: Commercial Partnerships Programme”.

Commercial Partnerships Programme Application Form
Commercial Partnerships Programme Application Guidance
Commercial Partnerships Programme FAQs
Commercial Partnerships Programme TandCs