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School of Healthcare Enterprise and Innovation

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We're a community of researchers, healthcare professionals and educators with expertise spanning medicine, health, bioengineering and technology. We champion the development of healthcare innovations that generate social change and economic benefits.

Our experts use research findings to create practical solutions for healthcare systems and services worldwide. Supporting the exchange of knowledge from academia to the real-world and fostering business connections are at the heart of everything we do. We host the largest enterprise contract at the University and collaborate with groups across healthcare — from researchers and policymakers to industry and the public.

Our school

Previously called the Wessex Institute for Health Research and Development, our school is home to research focused businesses tackling major issues in healthcare. We offer professional development courses and run a purpose-built teaching lab to improve health outcomes for young people.
Our business units
Agora Digital Centre

The Agora Digital Centre provides consultancy and training services. Their scope covers patient and public participation, involvement and engagement in health and social care research.

Hatch consultancy

Our team of consultants at Hatch are experts in research, evaluation, analysis, and insight. Coupled with their network of researchers and partners, they help organisations use evidence to drive meaningful change.

Through meaningful stakeholder collaboration, cutting-edge technology, and a deep understanding of global healthcare needs, we bridge the gap between research and practical application.
Head of School


Contact us

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School of Healthcare Enterprise and Innovation, Alpha House, University of Southampton Science Park, Chilworth, Southampton  SO16 7NP
We're open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, UK time.

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