To be successful our network needs to have active partners with strong ties and to build our collective momentum around innovation. Therefore, we take an inclusive approach and encourage involvement of the NHS, academia, industry, local government and patient and carer organisations and others. We decided against charging for membership in the early years to avoid a barrier to involvement.
Generating economic growth
Eastern AHSN works with HEE to support their offer to NHS organisations in the East and ensure that when innovations are identified and commercialised EAHSN can support their widespread adoption. HEE is a membership organisation who provides innovation and commercialisation support to NHS organisations. HEE delivers technology advisory services and innovation management to industry and the NHS, helping to address the challenges faced along the product development pathway.
Research parks & geographically based support partners
Eastern AHSN works with a range of research parks and locally based communities to support our regional engagement and understanding of what innovation and opportunity is available. Our work to date has focused around the three geographical centres:
Life science sector support partners
Eastern AHSN is a member of Cambridge Network – a membership organisation based in the vibrant high technology cluster of Cambridge. Eastern AHSN is working with them to leverage their business and academic relationships to support collaboration and partnership with the NHS.
Eastern AHSN is a founder member of Cambridge Wireless (CW) – we work with CW and explicitly their Health Special Interest Group (SIG) to support the interaction of the NHS with digital and mobile technologies. CW is member organisation and network of nearly 400 companies interested in the development and application of wireless and mobile technologies.
Eastern AHSN works with One Nucleus who bring together the biotech science community. A membership organisation they work with over 470 organisations in life science sector we can link with them through One Nucleus to understand what new innovations are in the pipeline.
Local Enterprise Partnerships
Eastern AHSN works with the Local Enterprise Partners in a variety of initiatives where interests align. We are working collectively to commercialise innovations from the region as part of our (LINK) Med Tech Accelerator and we assist companies to navigate support from the LEPs where appropriate.