Health Innovation Exchange
Our online portal designed to support the West Midlands innovation ecosystem, assisting NHS, academic, commercial and industrial stakeholders, and supporting a collaborative approach to resolving clinical and service challenges to build a region-wide innovation culture.
Health and Social Care Entrepreneur Academy
A coordinated programme of activities to support health and social care innovators across the region.
NHS Intellectual Property (IP) Service
On behalf of the HIWM, MidTECH Innovations offer intellectual property (IP) management, IP exploitation, strategy, policy and process advice, IP awareness and training, access to specialist services and networks, such as patent attorneys, solicitors, design development and prototyping, and assistance with funding bids and project management.
Providing a single-point for all commercial and industrial enquiries providing access to expertise and support, our Industry Gateway actively seek opportunities for collaboration, co-production and economic growth within the region.
Incubator and Accelerator Programme
A hybrid support service designed to support and accelerate the growth of start-ups that are passionate about addressing the challenges faced by the health and social care economy
A Horizon Scan is systematically identifying innovations that meet a defined need or challenge. This involves the production of a list of health and care innovations, to support our health and care partners in understanding the technologies available to meet their challenges following two key principles:
- Making use of knowledge of strategic partners
- Identifying innovations with high potential to have positive patient and/or staff impact
Our team have expertise in:
- Intellectual property management
- Identifying funding sources, partner organisations and bid writing
- Human Factors
- Brokering relationships across industry, NHS, academic and community stakeholders to resolve clinical and service challenges
- Innovation management