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Online two-day workshop to support Lancashire organisations to innovate in the health and wellbeing sector.

Day 1: Wednesday 24 February 2021

Day 2: Wednesday 3rd March 2021

Helping businesses to develop innovative solutions for health and wellbeing

Delivered by Lancaster University’s Health Innovation Campus team, in partnership with the Management School, this virtual two-day workshop is for small and medium-sized businesses who are interested in developing ideas for or diversifying into the food, health and wellbeing sectors.

The UK has one of the highest levels of obesity in western Europe, and many physical and mental health conditions are related to poor diet. Citizens are eager to take more responsibility for their own health and wellbeing, this means there are new opportunities to innovate in the health sector.

Now more than ever, it is important that companies are open to new ideas and they learn how to adapt and think differently during a period of uncertainty. Over the two-day workshop you will work in teams online to explore ideas using a proven innovation process called Design Thinking, which provides a person-centred and structured approach to drive and implement innovation.

Throughout the workshop you will put this Design Thinking into practice, working collaboratively to develop solutions to food-focused health challenges and leave with the tools to use in your own business or organisation.

If you are a food producer, nutrition or wellbeing expert, or part of a charity or social enterprise working in the area of food and nutrition – or perhaps you are a local business with an interest in community food solutions, this workshop is for you.

Why should I sign up?

  • Be inspired, challenged, and better equipped to innovate 
  • Understand the opportunities and benefits of creating sustainable food solutions for healthy living
  • Understand the challenges of behaviour change, affordability and the supply chain 
  • Identify opportunities for new products and services for the health and wellbeing sector 
  • Learn to use new tools that will help drive innovation forward for your organisation
  • Connect to the Health Innovation Campus community 

Additional Information

This workshop is delivered by the Health Innovation team at Lancaster University’s new Health Innovation Campus. Places are fully funded for this workshop and available to businesses who meet European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) eligibility criteria. Places are limited to only one representative per organisation. Criteria includes:

  • Currently trading and based in Lancashire
  • With fewer than 250 full-time employees
  • An annual turnover less than €43 million
  • Received less than €200,000 of publicly funded support in the last 3 years.

You will be required to attend both days online and following registration one of our team will contact you. You will need to complete an application form to assess your eligibility and provide company information to meet our funder’s requirements.

If you have any questions, please contact: business.healthinnovation@lancaster.ac.uk

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