Our Impact

Working closely with industry, healthcare providers, and researchers to unlock the potential of innovative ideas and technologies, Health Innovation West Midlands (HIWM) has had a demonstrable and far-reaching impact on the lives of patients in the West Midlands and beyond.

Bringing investment and expertise to the region, we have supported the adoption of life-changing medical innovations and provided essential training for healthcare professionals, improving the quality and accessibility of healthcare and ultimately leading to improved outcomes for patients.

Learn more about our impact from 2022 – 2023 below.

Our Overall Impact 2022 – 2023

Total inward investment achieved
Collaboration agreements signed
Healthcare sites introduced to a national innovation
Registered users on Meridian Innovation Exchange
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Our Regional Impact

Showcasing our impact transforming health and care through innovation across the West Midlands April 2022 – May 2023. 

Impact Report 2023

As the NHS celebrates its 75th year, 2023 also marks an important milestone for the Health Innovation Network (formerly Academic Health Science Network) which was established by NHS England 10 years ago to spread innovation at pace and scale.

Our purpose remains to lead, catalyse, and drive cooperation, collaboration and productivity between academia, industry, health and care providers and citizens, to accelerate the adoption of innovation to generate continuous improvement in the region’s health and wealth. 

We are pleased to share with you significant strides in advancing the quality and accessibility of healthcare services in our communities as a result of the work we have been involved in. 

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