Our business support service provides you with assistance to explore the different steps you can take to further develop your innovative ideas. We are interested in hearing from companies that have innovative technologies, products or services. We are able to conduct an initial assessment of your business proposition and provide advice on where the opportunities for your solution exist and the best people to connect with, drawing on our networks and resources. We advise that before you develop your innovation you should take the time to understand the market in which your innovation would sit. Learn more through on innovation pathway market page

Additionally take a look at our sources of funding, which provides you with information about current and upcoming opportunities from organisations such as NHS England, Innovate UK  and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), to help develop, test, evaluate and deploy innovations, as well as general innovation funding.

If you are from a company looking to connect with others in your field then get involved in Medilink East Midland’s Special Interest Groups. These groups offer you a chance to collectively discuss hot topics arising in particular healthcare areas (e.g digital health), network and learn from your peers. Check out Medilink East Midlands events to view the next session or contact Medilink East Midlands to link up with their advisors who are ready to provide one to one advice on; grant funding, commercial support, project management, sector specific services.

Local NHS research and development (R&D) departments provide NHS innovators with advice on how to progress your innovations within their particular settings. Click through to our interactive map to see our local R&D departments .

Additionally, contact your Local Authority business departments to see how they can help you turn your innovative idea into a business. Click through to our interactive map to see who your nearest Local Authority is.

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