Do you have a product/service idea for the health and wellbeing sector?
Globally, traditional healthcare systems are facing significant challenges. There is a huge need for innovative new processes, products, and services that enable people to manage, access, or address their health needs differently.
At Lancaster University, the Health Innovation Campus is being built to bring together experts from across academia, healthcare and charitable organisation, businesses, and local authorities. Ahead of the building's opening, fully-funded support is available to Lancashire’s Small and Medium-sized Enterprises to explore and develop ideas for the health and wellbeing sector.
The HIC team is available to help your business to:
• Understand local health challenges and complexities
• Attend workshops to build innovation capacity in your business
• Apply the latest digital technologies to your health product/service development
Who is this for?
Owners/managers of SME's based in Lancashire who meet European Regional Development Fund criteria. Your business may be entirely new to the health and wellbeing sector and looking to explore ways to bring your expertise to the table. Or you could have an exciting idea but need support developing your product/service further.
What’s available now?
Two-day innovation workshops:
20th & 27th February - 'Innovation for Growth - is your business ready?'
Implementing ideas in the health sector is a challenge. A robust business model and a motivation to think and do things differently is essential. Benchmark where your business is today and leave with an actionable plan.
7th March & 21st March - 'Using a Person Centred Approach to Create Innovative Ideas'
Unlock innovative ideas to complex health challenges and learn to use the 'Design Thinking' process. This workshop will teach you how to use an innovation tool that has been used to revolutionise entire industries. Learn to develop products and services that create real solutions to real challenges.
Develop a prototype:
Applications are now open to apply to work with our dedicated team of Analyst Developers. The team will develop to prototype stage a digitally enabled health product or service idea. You do not need to have any technical knowledge just a willingness to explore the possibilities with the team.
To register for workshops, discuss a product or service idea, or to find out more about the Health Innovation Campus contact the team on:
Call: 01524 595005
Follow: @HICLancaster on twitter or search Health Innovation Campus on LinkedIn