Putting businesses that are improving health outcomes, at the heart of health and care 

The programme 

LCR Health Matters is now closed to new applications

Our aim is to improve health outcomes for everyone.  

The Health Matters programme is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund to support local businesses, with innovative solutions, to access the health and care markets.  

By providing bespoke, one-on-one assistance, we help businesses hone their products and services. Through real-world validation we demonstrate their practical and commercial benefits.

Product journey

Where are you on your product development journey? Here at Health Matters, we understand that there are various milestones along the path to creating a new product of service. The journey below maps out some of the common steps – click the one that most closely matches your current challenge and find out how we can help you.  


Got an innovative idea that could improve health outcomes?



Do you need help protecting your idea?  

Market analysis

Do you need to know more about your market? 

Access to finance

Do you need help raising investment or accessing funding? 



Are you unsure how best to develop your product 

Impact testing

Do you need to find a site to test your prototype?  



Do you need support with statistical analysis? 

Real world


Do you need to build a business case with positive & tangible health outcomes? 


Do you want your product to be adopted into the NHS or health and care markets? 


Health Matters is embedded in the NHS, with access to health academic experts and relevant business support services


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Join the programme today to access world-class academic researchers, health experts and industry partners.