The Plymouth Health Innovation Alliance (PHIA) is an interdisciplinary, cross-sector partnership dedicated to developing the profile of and maximising opportunities for health-related research, innovation, knowledge exchange, research and development led business growth and inward investment in Plymouth and the South West region.
Centred on Plymouth’s Health Innovation Campus and co-ordinated by the University of Plymouth, the partnership brings together Plymouth City Council, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, South West Academic Health Science Network, Plymouth Science Park, businesses, health and care organisations, public sector bodies and the third sector, to enhance collaboration and put the region on the health innovation map.
Plymouth: a national centre for health research, innovation and enterprise
Developing research, collaboration and funding opportunities for the alliance network
UoP’s Plymouth Institute of Health & Care Research (PIHR) • UoP and UHPNT Joint Research Office • South West AHSN Innovation pipeline • PCC business support grants and facilities
Connecting the health innovation cluster in Plymouth
Establishment of a network of health innovators • Collaboration opportunities
Utilisation of assets and facilities on the Plymouth Health Innovation campus
Support to access relevant infrastructure and resources, including Plymouth Science Park, Health Tech Innovation Hub, UoP Derriford Research Facility and UoP Peninsula Medical School
Showcasing excellence and providing opportunities on a regional, national and potentially international scale
Promotional opportunities through Alliance executive • Alliance network events • Regional, national and international promotion by the Alliance
Access to markets in the key anchor institutions
University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust – Innovation Team, trials, facilities • University of Plymouth – research, knowledge, expertise and facilities • Plymouth City Council – business growth support
Providing a gateway service and advocacy for Plymouth life science organisations
Single route for information, advice and guidance for organisations on their development journey