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Our role

Our vision is to be a recognised international leader in accelerating innovation that transforms citizens’ health and wellbeing.

Health Innovation Manchester is an Academic Health Science System (AHSS) established to drive proven innovation into health and social care services at pace.

Leveraging the exceptional academic and clinical assets of the city region, we bring together basic research, translational research, clinical demand, and industry know-how and investment under a single umbrella; focused wholly on the needs of a population of 2.8m people. Our population as an Academic Health Science System works across Greater Manchester and also encompasses East Lancashire and East Cheshire.

Our role is to seek out and bring forward a constant flow of innovations, accelerating them through the evaluation process and supporting them through our devolved decision-making structures so they are accepted at pace system-wide.

Operating within a devolved health and social care system enables us to create a unique infrastructure and environment for industry innovators to flourish – with a single gateway and innovation pathway, world-class informatics infrastructure, clear view of system needs, and processes that enable speedier decision-making and more certain routes to adoption.

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