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Innovator support and signposting

Innovator support is provided by all AHSNs, and the Network Innovation Pathway sets out the range of services offered.

The Oxford AHSN is working with industry and its NHS partners to create the conditions and opportunities for companies to grow and access the home market for revenue generation. Our partners are already developing innovative models of care effectively creating a lit runway for innovations to follow.

Key considerations when commercialising a product for the NHS are:

  • How will the product or service change clinical practice?
  • Will the innovation enable a new model of care?
  • What is the clinical, economic and social impact of the technology?
  • How will these impacts be measured?
  • Is a redesign required in healthcare pathways to take full advantage of these impacts?
  • How will the redesign be funded?
  • What are the dissemination routes?

These questions originated from the Accelerated Access Review and we have developed this interactive guide to help you on your way. We are on hand to support you throughout the process, providing you with signposting to local partners and services, as well as guidance on navigating the local eco-system.

Oxford AHSN has created its own runway to adoption interactive guide with resources and guidance for each step of the adoption pathway.

Oxford AHSN accelerator programme

Working in collaboration with BioCity, we are proud to introduce our Accelerator Programme. This comprehensive programme is designed for all entrepreneurs (start-ups, SMEs, individuals and businesses, university students, scientists, clinicians, PhD candidates ) with innovative ideas who are looking to develop or grow their business or business idea.  The idea or business proposition should be in the healthcare and life sciences sector or at the intersection of health & energy, IT, telecommunications, finance, transport or space.

The Accelerator Programme offers tools to accelerate your venture:

  • Coaching in the most relevant and innovative tools to help you grow fast
  • Connecting you to an extensive network of business mentors and catalysts
  • Facilitating strategizing and implementing new business models for a successful scale up strategy

For more information click here: https://www.oxfordahsn.org/our-work/strategic-and-industry-partnerships/oxford-ahsn-accelerator-programme/

Joint working agreements

The Oxford Academic Health Science Network has a strategic partnership with the global healthcare company Johnson & Johnson (J&J).

Both Oxford AHSN and J&J have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to formalise a strategic partnership recognising the synergies between them relating to improving patient care and health outcomes and accelerating access to new innovations and technologies through academic and commercial collaborations.

Through this unique new partnership, we will explore further opportunities to share knowledge and expertise, in order to help develop innovative local health services and advance the health of people across the region.

Mark Hicken, Managing Director of Janssen UK & Ireland said: “As the largest healthcare company in the world, Johnson & Johnson is committed to helping people all over the world to live longer, happier, healthier lives.

“We are already working closely with the Oxford AHSN to find new ways to improve outcomes for patients.  Through this unique new partnership, we are looking forward to exploring further opportunities to share knowledge and expertise, in order to help develop innovative local health services and advance the health of people across the region.”

Case Studies

The Oxford AHSN is working with companies to provide opportunities to grow and access the home market for revenue generation. Below are some of the innovators we have worked with.

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