AHSNs support the regional ‘import and export’ of healthcare innovation through our Innovation Exchange. The Innovation Exchange is an AHSN coordinated approach to identify, select and support the adoption of innovations that have the potential to improve the lives of patients and support growth of the businesses we work with.
The AHSNs offer a consistent and coordinated support offer to innovators wherever they are in the country and at all stages of the innovation pathway, which includes signposting to initiatives such as the NHS Innovation Accelerator and SBRI Healthcare. The Innovation Exchange identifies innovations for the Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC) and for local adoption.
In the latest edition of The Innovators magazine, we explain how we do this in our feature on ‘Accelerating access and adoption’, we discuss the top questions we get asked by innovators and we showcase the benefit companies receive by working with the AHSN Network.