Leeds Academic Health Partnership represents the main organisations and activities that comprise Health Innovation Leeds. Their partnership is one of the biggest of their kind in the UK and the only one in the Yorkshire and Humber region. Their partners include Leeds’ universities, NHS organisations, Leeds City Council, Leeds City College, the regional health and care partnership, West Yorkshire Combined Authority – focusing on business and skills, and voluntary and charity organisations.
They harness their partners’ expertise to help solve some of the city’s hardest healthcare challenges.
Their focus is Health Innovation Leeds, which represents the city’s internationally-renowned health and care research and innovation. Its strengths in healthtech, digital, data and artificial intelligence are market-leading. It has a strong industry cluster, world-class academic research and a single, integrated health and care partnership, all nested within state-of-the-art facilities, supportive infrastructure and a UK-leading fintech hub.
The make up of Leeds’ population mirrors that of the UK, making it an ideal place for innovation: to start small, trial new ideas, and scale fast. All this is underpinned by the city’s strong talent pool, a culture of cross-sector collaboration, and a shared focus on reducing health inequalities. These cornerstones position Health Innovation Leeds at the forefront of advancing health and care for all.
Leeds Academic Health Partnership is looking to grow their engagement and collaboration with national and international audiences, through raising the profile of Health Innovation Leeds and its associated strengths and opportunities. They are particularly focusing on health innovators, investors, funders and workforce talent.