NHS Innovation Accelerator Zone

The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) was launched in 2015 to support the uptake and spread of high impact, evidence-based innovations across England’s NHS, to benefit patients, populations and NHS staff. An NHS England initiative delivered in partnership with England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), the NIA currently supports 36 Fellows representing 37 innovations. Its successes to date include: £12M savings to England’s health and care system from the first 17 year one innovations; 1,423 additional NHS sites using NIA innovations; £45M external funding raised; 226 new jobs created; 52 awards won; 21 NIA innovations selling internationally.

NIA Fellows offer expertise, real-world learning and experience in the adoption, implementation and scaling of innovation in the NHS. A significant number of their innovations support technology enabled care, all of which have been subjected to a robust, competitive, multi-stage selection process before being invited to join the NIA.


Come along to hear from the NHS Innovation Acceleator programme team along with current fellows to hear about:

  • How to apply for the NHS Innovation Accelerator
  • Overcoming the barriers to scaling up digital innovation: real-world learning from the NHS Innovation Accelerator
  • Commissioning technology enabled care: finding solutions to manage the challenges facing your local population
  • Fast-paced interactive pitch session featuring NHS Innovation Accelerator Fellows

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“The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) is excited to be involved in the International Technology Enabled Care Conference this October. Together with our Fellows, we’ll be sharing real-world learning and insight on overcoming the barriers to spreading high impact innovations across the NHS for patient and staff benefit, in addition to showcasing some of the evidence-based technology-enabled care solutions supported by the NIA.”

 Laura Boyd, Programme Manager, NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA)