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Lancaster University’s Health Innovation Campus Drives Business Engagement

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Lancaster University's new Health Innovation Campus is on track to engage with 300 SMEs in Lancashire by 2020.

Forming a £44m initiative, the University is bringing together businesses with researchers and health providers to work together on solving significant health problems.

A dedicated team has already engaged with partners to identify and work on innovative projects across Lancashire. More than 35 companies have accessed support through a £2m grant from the European Regional Development Fund.

Commenting on the initiative, Dr Sherry Kothari, Director of the Health Innovation Campus, said: "The Campus will be a catalyst for improving health outcomes locally and fostering economic growth."

"It is clear that there is a need to do things differently and, in collaboration with our partners, the Health Innovation Campus will embrace this opportunity. Our objectives to address health inequalities, empower people to better manage their health, create healthier environments and encourage innovation in early diagnoses and interventions resonate with the NHS long term plan."

"Lancaster University has long been an economic anchor and driver of innovation. The Health Innovation Campus will continue to engage with business leaders to develop innovative new products, services and processes for the health and wellbeing sector."