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Health Innovation Manchester

Health Innovation Manchester (HInM) is an academic health science and innovation system, at the forefront of transforming the health and wellbeing of Greater Manchester’s 2.8 million citizens.

Health Innovation Manchester was formed in October 2017 by bringing together the former Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network (GM AHSN) and Manchester academic health science centre (MAHSC) under one single umbrella, which also represents Greater Manchester’s wider research and innovation system.

Health Innovation Manchester has a pivotal role in bringing forward a constant flow of targeted innovations and putting them through an effective but streamlined evaluation process so they are adopted at pace and scale across GM’s 10 localities, along with promoting Greater Manchester on a national and international, building on our reputation as a pioneering city-region.

How we work together for the benefit of our population

In Greater Manchester, we have the unique ability to deliver innovation into frontline care at pace and scale thanks to our £6bn devolved health and social care system, unrivalled digital assets and ambitions, exceptional academic and research capability and thriving industry partnerships.

Our collective ambition is to make Greater Manchester one of the best places in the world to grow up, get on and grow old.

Manchester BRC works with Health Innovation Manchester to ensure that the novel treatments and interventions it develops are accelerated to implementation through a dedicated pipeline across our newly formed integrated care system. Utilising HInM’s network of external partners, our research findings can be further deployed regionally, nationally and internationally.

As the Academic Director at Health Innovation Manchester, Professor Ian Bruce – Manchester BRC Director – is well positioned to draw upon the collective strengths of Greater Manchester’s academic, health and care system partners to ensure that Manchester BRC continues to meet the health and care needs of our local population.

This ensures a unified approach to research and innovation at executive levels across GM’s R&I infrastructure, pivotal to delivering our “One Manchester R&I” approach.

Find out more about Health Innovation Manchester’s work