Leeds Academic Health Partnership launched the Healthtech Catalyst in 2021.
Working with our regional partners, the Healthtech Catalyst helped strengthen the ‘pathway’ innovators take to develop and deploy their ideas and new products into health and care.
More than 100 people signed up for free to the Healthtech Catalyst and we supported 130 innovators.
connected digital developers to research designers and specific patient groups to co-design an improved product
helped innovators to define their value proposition and market positioning within NHS pathways
introduced innovators to NHS partners and organisations within the wider regional network to explore potential pilot sites
advised on procurement routes, financial structuring of companies (for clinical entrepreneurs) and the need for clinical and cost-effectiveness evidence generation
provided guidance on bid applications and feedback to innovators following bid submissions
worked with the Department for International Trade (DIT) to provide UK market entry expectations to overseas companies
supported innovators to pitch for funding, match with investors, private medical insurers, or partnering companies.
Following our work with partners to ensure alignment within the city and the region for innovation in health and care, we are now directing all healthcare innovators to the national Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) via the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN.
The AHSNs have an open door to innovators which ensures national visibility and communication of innovation. This will replace the Healthtech Catalyst option, but we will continue to work closely with our colleagues in the region.
We have offered a smooth transition from the Healthtech Catalyst for all those who wish to engage with and seek support from our regional partners.