Healthcare Innovation Programme 2017

Practical support for innovators in healthcare

DATES: 10th, 12th, 15th and 19th May
VENUE: The Corsham Institute, Hartham Park, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 0RP
DEADLINE:  9am, Monday, 20th March 5pm
SETsquared has once again teamed up with the West of England Academic Health Science Network to deliver a world class training programme that will support healthcare innovators in the West of England. The Programme is an intensive four day course that is open to healthcare professionals, health and life science academics, small businesses and public contributors

Click here to download the outline of the Programme.

It is focused on innovators with a clear business proposition, or with an innovative idea that has an application in the healthcare sector and can bring substantive benefits. Applicants need to be passionate about taking their proposition forward and to commit to delivering it for their organisation, which can be a health and social care provider or commissioner, SME or social enterprise.

You will have the opportunity to learn core skills in entrepreneurship and develop skills in the areas of:  

  • Customer analysis
  • Building a business case
  • Funding strategies
  • Market analysis

The course will provide:

  • an opportunity to make a compelling pitch to an experienced panel
  • a great way to network with like-minded innovators
  • a friendly environment to try-out your ideas
  • a chance to get continuing support from us to further develop your proposition

There are 20 places available for participants in the West of England. An application and selection process will apply, please find more info below:

Candidate Selection Criteria

Successful completion of the course gives an opportunity to apply for additional coaching and mentoring to support taking your proposal forward.

This is a personal skills development course that aims to enable individuals to take well-formed innovative proposals to business realisation.


“This programme has really given our fledgling business the kick-start it needs to turn into a successful, scalable operation. The course leaders were knowledgeable, personable and incisive”

“A real opportunity to discuss the nuts and bolts of running a healthcare related business with other likeminded individuals”

“Being challenged to 'think differently' about how we innovate our health research and learning new concepts  beyond our comfort zone was extremely valuable”

Case studies

Carey McClellan from getUbetter is a graduate from the Healthcare Innovation Programme and is taking forward his app for self-management of pain. Read more.

Jenny Dance has been successful in progressing her speech therapy app thanks to the Healthcare Innovation Programme. Read more

Got a question? See if it’s listed in our FAQs. If not, please get in touch, details below.

West of England AHSN

Urszula Kapoulas

0117 900 2155

[email protected]


Serena Giaminardi

07460 271419

[email protected]

The Healthcare Innovation Programme is delivered by SETsquared Partnership as part of the West of England AHSN Academy and supported by ERDF.