Why Sign Up?

There is a growing and vibrant Health and Life Sciences sector in the North East and North Cumbria, the purpose of the Pledge is to bring together this vibrant eco system to:

Collectively address regional health and social care challenges, supporting the reduction in health inequalities

Gain recognition for our unique infrastructure and assets on both a national and international stage

Working cohesively to identify opportunities and attract investment to our region

Collectively celebrating our collective success in the innovation arena.

The 3 ‘C’s and ‘E’s

As a Health and Life Sciences Pledgee, you are pledging to:


Share learning and good practices with fellow stakeholders to help continuously improve and enhance the Health and Life Sciences Ecosystem.


Work together in an open, trusted and transparent manner to identify unmet needs and refer innovations to appropriate stakeholders, ensuring both the innovation and innovator get the right support at the right time to succeed.


Sharing individual stories for promotion regionally, nationally and internationally, to showcase success inspiring other to do the same.

The Health and Life Sciences Pledge Team promise to:


More innovation to take place across the NENC region through the Health and Life Sciences Pledge referring innovators to stakeholders.


All stakeholders to realise their innovation potential by providing the right support at the right time through the innovation pathway. Managing, monitoring and maintaining the ecosystem on behalf of stakeholders.


Innovators across the Innovation Pathway by providing the tools, techniques and technology, in concert with stakeholders, to successfully scale at pace.


Meet a selection of our Pledge Partners who have committed to supporting the development and success of the Health and Life Sciences Pledge.

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