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Supporting Innovation and Growth in Healthcare Technologies

Are you a small or medium sized enterprise developing healthcare technology products?

Are you a start-up in healthcare technology looking for support for your business?

SIGHT is an ERDF funded business support project which draws together the experience, knowledge and expertise of the University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust and the Clinical Research Network Wessex. Focusing on the needs of SMEs who are developing healthcare technology products, the programme will help you become more competitive and market-ready.

The project offers fully-funded access to patient representatives, experienced researchers, clinicians and practitioners from across the three host organisations, to provide your business with the insight and specific evidence required to ensure your products meet real, identified market needs. The SIGHT project team will equip you with the knowledge and support necessary to navigate rigorous processes and approval pathways set out by the NHS and other healthcare providers for approval of healthcare technologies. The project can support you through:

  • events
  • business advice and interventions
  • funding
  • access to clinicians, patient groups and academics

Upcoming SIGHT events

1. Business Planning and IP Considerations
Toby King & Mark Barber

Date: Wednesday 5th Feb 2020.
Room: UoP, St Andrews Court, 3.03
Time: 2-4pm.
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2. NHS as a Marketplace
Frank Ratcliff

Date: Thursday 13th February 2020.
Room: UoP, Anglesea 1.02
Time: 2-4pm
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3. Finance Options & Building a Team for Success
Adrian Price.

Date: Tuesday 18th February 2020.
Room: UoP, Dennis Sciama, 1.12
Time: 2-4pm.
Eventbrite Link:

4. Marketing Masterclass
Jennifer Head.

Date: Monday 24th February 2020.
Room: UoP, Portland 1.11
Time: 10am-12pm.
Eventbrite Link:

5. An Introduction to Healthcare Innovation
Sharon Court.

Date: Monday 16th March
Room: QA, EC, Room 9
Time: 10 -12pm
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If you meet the above criteria and are interested in receiving support from SIGHT, please contact the project team on: