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Ecosystem Membership & Partners

The aim of the Ecosystem is to create a collaborative, innovation-friendly environment to enable all members to benefit from the rapidly expanding connected health marketplace, and the opportunities afforded by the devolution of Greater Manchester's £6bn health and social care budget.

With a large and diverse membership across academia, the NHS, industry, Public Health & local government, the Ecosystem can potentially benefit participants in a number of ways:


  • Understanding of user needs and priorities
  • Co-development of solutions and innovations
  • Access to professional independent cost-benefit evaluation & independent, clinical evaluation of innovations
  • Opportunities for sustainable deployment of products in an innovation-friendly environment

Health and Social Care Commissioner & Provider Organisations

  • Opportunity to inform research agendas
  • Development of more efficient & higher quality care services
  • Access to state-of-the-art technology and knowledge 
  • Access to professional independent cost-benefit evaluation & independent, clinical evaluation of innovations
  • Supported sustainable deployment of products and innovations
  • Addressing unmet needs & priorities through being early adopters

Research & Academia

  • Access to state-of-the-art technology and knowledge in industry and other partner organisations
  • Develop an understanding of user needs & priorities
  • Opportunity to inform research agenda
  • Develop partnerships to apply for Research Council, and other, funding streams

Patient Groups, Third Sector & Charity Organisations

  • Addressing of unmet needs and priorities
  • Influencing design and deployment of new services
  • Providing a voice for the service user, carer, and consumer
  • Opportunity to engage with partners and develop own research and funding opportunities
  • Early adopter of new technologies

Whilst membership of the Ecosystem and attendance at events is free, we ask that participants commit appropriate time and resources to attend events and develop partnerships, and that subject to the success of any activities and commitments made through the Ecosystem, they be prepared to share best practice with the rest of the network. Further details are available here.