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A five-day programme for innovators with an idea for a health-based product or service
20, 21, 23, 24 & 27 June 2022, online
Applications are now closed

A programme specifically tailored to healthcare innovators

Understand the NHS as a marketplace

Get feedback from experienced healthcare professionals

A chance to get continuing support to further develop your proposition

About the Programme

Following on from previous successes, together with the Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) we are once again providing a comprehensive business support programme to healthcare and life sciences ventures.

This is an immersive and interactive training course, which uses Strategyzer’s Business Model Canvas as a basis for exploring and developing your business plan. But don’t worry if you’re not familiar with this model, with the Kent Surrey Sussex AHSN, we’ll take you through it step-by-step. This programme aims to give you a really effective tool to test the validity of your business model and understand and explain the value of your proposition to the NHS and health sector.

Participation in this programme is free of charge to delegates and is funded by the Kent Surrey Sussex AHSN.

More about the sessions

Hands-on and experiential, the programme is made up short bursts of lecture content, exercises and case studies, individual and group work. You’ll be assigned an experienced mentor who will act as your support and sounding board throughout the four days.

The programme will help you to build up a picture of the NHS/UK Health Sector as a marketplace, to enable you to identify the optimum customer base for your business.

It culminates with the opportunity to present your Business Model Canvas to a panel of healthcare experts, who will provide invaluable feedback for you to take your business forward.

Developing personal skills

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

You will have the opportunity to learn core skills in entrepreneurship, learn more about the health sector in the UK and develop skills in the areas of:

  • market segmentation and understanding the NHS as a market place
  • understanding the all-important problem/solution fit
  • choosing revenue models
  • understanding an investor’s view
  • evaluating your proposition
  • hints and tips on how to present your business model.

Who should apply?

The programme is designed for clinicians, healthcare practitioners, innovators and entrepreneurs with an idea for a health-based product or service, founders of early-stage ventures, more experienced entrepreneurs launching a new health-based product/venture and healthcare practitioners.

Priority will be given to applicants employed in the Kent Surrey Sussex AHSN geographical boundaries. Applications from outside of these boundaries will also be considered.

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An amazing opportunity – so grateful. Personally, professionally and as an organisation, we’ve moved forward!

Debs Carter

The Programme was very useful, enlightening and motivating and the aspects covered during the programme were extremely relevant to my business model.

Jean Rumveye

Truly Excellent. A 4-day MBA. Much needed and much valued.

Mike Griffin

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