About the South West Innovation Exchange

We collaborate with the NHS, academia, enterprises, charities, and industry to apply creative innovative solutions which improve lives, quality of care, patient safety, and efficiency in the way care is provided.

Here at the South West Academic Health Science Network, we focus on improving health and care for people across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon and Somerset in the UK. We work with individuals and organisations who have Innovative solutions can include services, products, or processes that are new to NHS and care systems, or applied in a way that is new. We also work with innovators in the early stages with an idea that might require time and resource to reach the market.

One of the ways in ways in which we support the introduction or uptake of innovation in health and care is through the Innovation Exchange, funded by the Office for Life Sciences (OLS) and working closely with NHS England and NHS Improvement. Through the Innovation Exchange, we build on The AHSN Network’s unique cross-sector connections to identify common themes and challenges and quickly bring people and organisations together to develop, test, and spread innovations.

We support all innovators regardless of the area they work in, but sometimes we have challenges and activities which are focussed on key priority areas for our population. These are guided but not limited to Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs). We work closely with our members, partner organisations and stakeholders who provide health and care services and support for people in the South West to identify the needs and demands. We carry out our work closely with the wider AHSN Network. With our national and international perspectives, we identify current and potential areas to focus on to improve health and wellbeing.

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Are you inspired to join as an innovator to improve health and wellbeing in the health and care sector? Find out more about the key priorities and help us connect solutions to the needs, demands and challenges that we are facing today by emailing us at innovation@swahsn.com.