Collaborating with organisations across health and technology sectors.

Uniquely Connected with the NHS

At Health Enterprise East we believe in improving healthcare through technology and innovation. To be successful in this, we collaborate with a number of organisations across the health and technology sectors. These partnerships are vital to ensure we remain uniquely connected with the NHS, medical technology industry and governmental organisations, and can provide our clients with the specialist advice and support they need to address their challenges across the innovation pathway.

NHS Members

Health Enterprise East provides membership services to over 25 NHS organisations across the health and care sector. These include acute, primary, ambulance and mental health providers of care in addition to local commissioners.

In addition Health Enterprise East has partnered with the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, to provide medtech companies with access to the combined expertise of HEE’s MedTech CONSULTING services plus specialist commercial and clinical advisory services from UHS to support the development, evaluation and adoption of innovation products.


Development Partners

Health Enterprise East works with Medovate to support the development and go to market strategy for a number of our medical technology innovations.

Medovate is an innovation development company dedicated to the commercialisation of pioneering medical technologies created within the NHS. Backed with £9m of investment capital, Medovate supports the development and commercialisation of innovations from HEE’s pipeline.

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Consultancy Partners

Health Enterprise East’s consulting offer uses tested tools and pragmatic methodologies to produce the best advice, knowledge and insights for medtech companies to be commercially successful.

Via our delivery partner The IT Health Partnership, HEE can offer highly efficient digital integration and interoperability capability, within which MedTech innovators can grow their opportunities working within the NHS. We can ensure that prototypes, proof of concept and clinical trials will fully comply with IG and GDPR regulation. The ITHP is able to bring integration that is of low cost and fast to develop, deliver, apply, demonstrate and evaluate.

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Innovation Partners

Health Enterprise East works with the Eastern AHSN to oversee a number of innovation programmes and support for clinical entrepreneurs in the region.

The Eastern AHSN is one of 15 AHSNs set up to spread innovation at pace and scale across the healthcare system – in order to achieve the ultimate goals of both improving health and generating economic growth. Eastern supports the widespread adoption of innovations identified through HEE’s and our partner funding vehicles pipeline.

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Local Enterprise Partnership

Health Enterprise East works alongside a number of Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in our joint venture the Medtech Accelerator.

The Medtech Accelerator provides early stage funding to NHS staff seeking to develop and commercialise medical technology innovations that address an unmet clinical need. These early stage ventures go on to contribute jobs and leverage investment into the LEP areas.


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