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WORLD LEADING BUSINESS SUPPORT

WEST OF ENGLAND
HEALTH INNOVATION

PROGRAMME

A four-day programme for innovators with an idea for a health-based product or service

3, 4, 7 & 11 October 2019, The Village Hotel, Swindon

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

West of England Health Innovation Programme

About the Workshop

Following on from the success of previous programmes together with the West of England Academic Health Science Network, we are once again providing a comprehensive business support programme to healthcare and life sciences ventures.

This is an immersive and interactive 4-day training course where you will develop your business idea, analyse your market and potential customers, develop a compelling pitch and look at funding strategies. It culminates with the opportunity to pitch to a panel of investors and healthcare experts, who will provide invaluable feedback for you to take your business forward. Participation in this event is free of charge and supported by West of England AHSN.

More about the sessions

The programme includes sessions on writing a great business plan, understanding the NHS as a marketplace, getting to grips with company valuations, funding sources and pitching for investment.

It also includes sessions on how to understand and explain the value that your product will bring to healthcare customers, the regulatory governance standards that have to be met to bring a product to the healthcare market and how to tap into the national schemes available to support the adoption of innovation.

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 and develop skills in the areas of:

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

Who should apply?

The programme is designed for 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 West of England AHSN geographical boundaries which covers Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire, Bath, North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire. Applications from neighbouring areas may also be considered.

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Candidate Criteria

Frequently Asked Questions

Programme Agenda

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Unsure if this programme is for you?

Find out how previous participants found the Health Innovation Programme. Get a snapshot of the businesses they are developing and what elements of the programme were particularly useful to them.

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

Debs Carter

It really makes you analyse your potential customers, the value your innovation will bring to them and why they might be prepared to pay for it.  The mentors were amazing and will be useful contacts going forward – I found the pitch training particularly valuable. It also makes you think about putting the infrastructure in place to scale your business.

Amy Manning

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

Mike Griffin

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Applications for the West of England AHSN Health Innovation Programme are now closed.

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