The Cambridge Clinical Innovation Lab (CLab) vision is to help solve the many pressures facing the NHS, including an ageing population, increasing morbidity from long-term conditions, rising costs and constrained budgets by:
– Capitalising on wealth of local knowledge and expertise from internationally renowned healthcare research organisations based on Cambridge Biomedical Campus
– Turning unmet needs/problems into innovative cost-effective solutions and new ways of delivering care which are essential to improving patient outcomes, the health and wealth of the nation
– Connecting early stage ideas in the NHS and academia with commercial expertise and funding and developing them into viable products and services
There are a number of organisations that function locally in the health innovation arena, but a potential niche requirement may exist and CLab will explore this potential, investigate the “market” to see if this is a true assumption, develop a business case, and a project implementation plan.