About Us

Health Innovation West Midlands (HIWM) leads and catalyses collaboration between academia, industry, health and care providers, commissioners and citizens to support continuous improvement of our region’s health and wealth. As part of the national Health Innovation Network, funded by NHS England, we seek out, test and accelerate the adoption and spread of innovative ideas and technologies with the potential to transform health and social care in the West Midlands and beyond.

We work to transform health and social care across the West Midlands by supporting the development of innovation and giving patients access to the most effective medical discoveries. By enabling the healthcare system to take advantage of innovations that can help to save time, money and lives, the HIWM is working to bring the West Midlands the future of health and social care, today.


Transforming health and care through innovation.


To support the development of transformational health innovations and accelerate the adoption and spread of improvement solutions demonstrated to deliver patient benefit.


To achieve this, our areas of focus are:

Working with academia, industry and healthcare, we will strengthen relationships and partnerships and facilitate collaborations to the benefit of the region and its citizens. We will work to bring partners together to support the development and adoption of innovations for patient benefit and promote innovation opportunities to improve health outcomes locally, regionally and globally.

We will develop and nurture an agile workforce that can respond to the current and emergent needs of the region and is representative of the people which it looks to serve.

We will act as the focus for supporting innovation in the West Midlands. We will provide stakeholders with a framework in innovator support services accessible through our innovation exchange platform, enabling innovators and local entrepreneurs seeking assistance to access a comprehensive set of services aligned to the national network.

We will work with partners and stakeholders to develop the necessary skills, resources and agility to engage with and adopt innovations at pace on a local, regional or national footprint. We will work with industry, commissioners, the network and stakeholders to overcome barriers to the adoption of innovation, sharing learning and knowledge gained from evidence-based methodologies for adoption and spread.