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

About this event

Day 1: Tuesday 14th September 2021, Day 2: Tuesday 21st September 2021

Supporting collaboration for the development of innovative health and wellbeing solutions. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic we have applauded the efforts of our beloved NHS – while criticising many of those involved in the planning and delivery of health services. So the question has become what do we want for, and from, our National Health Service to ensure it is delivering for patients – now and in the future.

In this workshop we will consider our relationships with the NHS, how it works with other organisations and ways to design and deliver healthcare innovations of the future that put patients and citizens at the heart of the solution. You will learn about innovation tools to explore the challenges involved and potential solutions which would allow the NHS to continue to build its reputation as the world’s best healthcare system*.

Delivered by Lancaster University’s Health Innovation Campus, this virtual two-day workshop is for leaders and entrepreneurs in both business and health with an ambition to develop new products, processes and services for their business, charity, or social enterprise. Whether your organisation is already servicing the health, care and wellbeing sector or is interested in expanding into the market, you are invited to join us to re-imagine health solutions.

The Health Innovation Campus at Lancaster University has been set up to bring together cross -sector, multi-disciplinary stakeholders to identify and find solutions to significant health challenges.

At no other time has the world’s focus been so keenly on health – both in personal terms and the health of the wider population.



“I really benefitted from the design thinking exercise; it provided a helpful framework for product development, with achievable steps to get from A to B. I have used the process within our business, and it even got a place on my noticeboard!” Joanne Burr, Director at Communicate Speech and Language Therapy CIC

“This programme has been enlightening and a fantastic start to what I know will be a long innovation journey.” Elley Sowerby, Queen Square Medical Practice

“It was really insightful because there was a mix of expertise in the room. It was clear that health and wellbeing practices did not always align with entrepreneurial needs and the key was to find a balance between the two functions to become innovative.” Lee Chambers, Director at Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing

“Some of the messages that I am taking away from this programme are that, I am not alone; thinking big is OK; I should give myself permission to think and build that in to my schedule.”  Joanne Price, Bay Medical Practice

Why should I sign up?

  • To be inspired, challenged, and motivated to innovate
  • To identify opportunities for new innovative business models for the health sector
  • To learn to apply the structured process of design thinking to product and service development
  • To learn new tools that will lead to improved business performance

What does it involve?

Working with experts in business, you will learn to use a creative innovation process ‘Design Thinking’. This will help you to explore ideas, understand users’ needs, problem solve, and develop better products and services to meet the health and wellbeing needs of a rapidly growing market.

During the workshop, you will be assigned a health challenge to work on in collaboration with others, have an opportunity to network, and learn from the peer group. The workshop is designed to help you to work with a group of experts and peers to apply the tools for innovation back into your business and expand your capacity for innovation.

Additional Information

This workshop is delivered by the team behind 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 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:

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