We are interested to hear from SMEs with a product or service that aligns with the Surrey Heartlands ICS priority themes.

If your product or service is not aligned with a Surrey Heartlands ICS priority theme we may still be able to help if we believe you have a strong offer for health and social care, and have a sustainable business plan.

If you’d like to find out more about working with us, please send an email that outlines your company, its innovation, and the kind of support your looking for from the HTA.

HTA partners, including KSS AHSN, SETsquared, the University of Surrey, and the Enterprise M3 Growth Hub, can offer SMEs with the right product or service a wide range of support including:

Value proposition development and review and guidance on market opportunity

Market testing and feedback and recommendations on next steps

Signposting to commercial support and to evidence-generation partners

Guidance on real work validation and referrals to a specialist Insights team for project scoping

Potential match making opportunities with stakeholders if your solution meets a priority need for early stage products: feedback from clinicians and system leaders for input on product value, use case, product development needs and where appropriate, testing

Potential match making opportunities with stakeholders if your solution meets a priority need for later stage products: access to clinicians and system leaders for pilots, service evaluation or commercial opportunities

Support with citizen engagement if required

real world testing leading to support with further spread across the EM3 area and through the national Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) Network

Access and use of the HTA building and its equipment for network needs

Office facilities with dedicated desk and serviced office in the Surrey Technology Centre

Business Support from dedicated experienced in-house Entrepreneurs in Residence

Coaching, mentoring, consultancy and business support from Expert Growth Champions

Business Training including masterclasses and innovation workshops, as well as other networking events, balanced ‘start-up’ sessions, and training such as IP and medical device registration

Access to affiliate networks and finance

Introductions to discuss potential opportunities for collaboration with the University of Surrey academic researchers, students, facilities and equipment

Signposting to potential investment and grant funding opportunities such as investors, NIHR, Innovate UK

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