Richard Deed

Richard Deed

Associate Commercial Director, Health Innovation Manchester

As Associate Commercial, Richard manages Health Innovation Manchester’s commercial business unit/team and its associated innovation pipeline, working with industry and other innovation suppliers to develop solutions that support improved health outcomes for patients and population of Greater Manchester and Cheshire East.

Richard is particularly focused on SME support and manages the Office of Life Science (OLS) funded, ERDF-funded, and other externally funded programmes and liaises closely with GM HEIs and NHS organisations to evaluate and adopt developed solutions.

Richard’s experience spans more than 30 years, and includes the identification, evaluation, and commercialisation of healthcare innovations, combining his knowledge of healthcare, business development and intellectual property management with a previous career in clinical academic research.

Richard is also an expert adviser and assessor on many healthcare innovation programmes, including those for SBRI for Healthcare, the National Innovation Accelerator and regional awards programmes for Bionow and other regional Academic and Healthcare organisations.

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