HSI is a unique partnership between UCL Business, Numbers for Good and Trafford Housing Trust, with backing from the Cabinet Office’s Social Incubator Fund and Janssen Healthcare Innovation. Numbers for Good and UCLB jointly manage and deliver the programme of support.

The HSI partners hail from a diverse range of sectors and backgrounds and have come together with a shared mission to scale new technologies that hold the potential to improve the health of patients in England. Our partners include:

Numbers for Good

Numbers for Good bridges the world of finance to organisations dedicated to improving people’s lives and helping the planet. We create financial solutions that allow organisations to fund social and environmental projects and connect investors with opportunities for sustainable financial and social returns.

UCL Business (UCLB)

UCLB is responsible for technology development and commercialisation transactions for UCL. Offering world-class expertise in areas from life sciences to engineering and from the arts to the built environment, we work to make commercial connections between the expertise and innovations of UCL’s academics and the needs of industry and the wider marketplace.

Trafford Housing Trust

Trafford Housing Trust (THT) is an independent housing company providing around 9,000 quality affordable homes within the Trafford area of Manchester. We are a “profit-for-purpose” organisation, striving for a society transformed, free from poverty, inequality and injustice. We are regulated by the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA). Our motivation as investor in HSI is to learn about and develop connections within the health economy, to invest in organisations that could provide benefit to our customers and to generate a financial return through our investment.

With backing from

Janssen Healthcare Innovation

JHI, an entrepreneurial group within Janssen Research & Development, LLC, is focused on improving the quality of healthcare by putting the patient at the centre of care and addressing the gaps in how healthcare is delivered to patients.

Cabinet Office Social Incubator Fund

The £10 million Social Incubator Fund is being delivered by the Big Lottery Fund on behalf of the Office for Civil Society (OCS). It aims to help drive a robust pipeline of start-up social ventures into the social investment market, by increasing focus on incubation support, and attracting new incubators into the market. The Social Incubator Fund is

Supported by

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and University College London

NIHR Great Ormond Street Hospital BRC