Current events

Over the next few months, we will be hosting a series of events on Innovation in theNHS. These will be hosted by Medipex and the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN as part of the Innovation Champions Network, and providing an introduction for the Yorkshire &Humber Innovations Champions Network and a series of practical advice on how to innovate.

Innovation Champions: How and why to protect your IP

27th September 2021: 09:00 – 10:15 -

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/innovation-champions-how-and-why-to-protect-your-intellectual-property-tickets-166806178771

28thSeptember 2021: 12:00 – 13:15 -

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/innovation-champions-how-and-why-to-protect-your-intellectual-property-tickets-166921405417

Summary:

How to protect innovative ideas within theNHS.

Info:

Staff within theNHSare often best placed to generate and develop new solutions to unmet clinical needs.  However, the importance of protecting these ideas, and the ways and means of doing so, is often overlooked.  Hosted byMedipexand theYorkshire &HumberAHSNas part of the Innovation Champions Network, this session offers an introduction into the complex world of intellectual property and the importance of asserting ownership of your ideas.  It offers essential learning for new Innovation Champions and serves as a good reminder for those who are already involved with the network.    

The session will cover:

  • How you can protect the development stages for your idea through different types of intellectual property (IP)
  •  How to avoid potential infringement issues surrounding other organisations’ products and services
  •  Issues around working with other organisations and safeguarding against these.

Innovation Champions: How to win grant funding

2ndNovember 2021: 13:00 – 14:15 -

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/innovation-champions-how-to-win-grant-funding-tickets-166923800581

4thNovember 2021: 13:00 – 14:15 -

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/innovation-champions-how-to-win-grant-funding-tickets-166928233841

Summary:

Tips on securing grant funding for the development and testing of innovative ideas.

Info:

Obtaining grant funding can be key to supporting the development and testing of innovative ideas.  Hosted byMedipexand theYorkshire &HumberAHSNas part of the Innovation Champions Network, this session offers an introduction to grant funding at all stages of the development pipeline, from seed funding to support proof of concept studies to grants to support adoption. 

The session will cover:

  • The types of funding available at each stage of the innovation pipeline.
  • What to consider before applying for grant funding
  • How to write a strong funding application

Innovation Champions: Barriers to adoption

7thDecember 2021: 13:00 – 14:15 -

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/innovation-champions-barriers-to-adoption-tickets-166931389279

8thDecember 2021: 09:00 – 10:15 -

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/innovation-champions-barriers-to-adoption-tickets-166933569801

Summary:

How to address barriers to the adoption of technology within theNHS

Info:

TheNHSis a complex market for innovators to access.  Building a strong case which demonstrates the effectiveness, safety and usability of a product is key for innovators who are hoping to have their products adopted by theNHS.  Hosted byMedipexand theYorkshire &HumberAHSNas part of the Innovation Champions Network, this session offers an introduction to some of the common barriers to market and how to overcome these.

The session will cover:

  • Common barriers to the adoption of innovation in theNHS
  • Tips for addressing barriers
  • The importance of a strong value proposition

NOTE

These sessions are free to staff from NHS organisations who are members of the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN and/or Medipex. 

As these three courses form part of a programme of work with NHS staff, we regret that they are not open to commercial innovators.

The sessions will be held via zoom with a link circulated to registered delegates nearer the time.