Projects and programmes addressing underlying differences in health with some health involvement
“Health Enterprise East” in the East of England, is an organisation that was set up to provide feasibility and start-up costs for small- to medium-sized companies to develop products that would help the National Health Services (NHS) be more efficient. It was established to help accelerate the uptake of innovative MedTech products and services that improve the quality of healthcare delivery, and support the development of innovative new products and services to meet the needs of the NHS. The project was run from 2009-2013 and received 1 million Euro through ERDF funding, which was matched by a number of other organisations. Funded projects were selected through two national-level ‘industry challenge competitions’ that were run in 2009 and 2011.