Eastern AHSN supports annual Innovation Awards

We’re delighted to be supporting the 2017 Innovation Awards organised by Health Enterprise East. The awards recognise the best in health and care innovation from across the East of England.

Now in their 11th year, the awards challenge NHS staff and small/medium businesses to come forward with innovative ideas for products and services that address unmet healthcare needs and improve patient services.

Award winners will share in a prize fund of £18,000 to further develop their innovation after clearly illustrating its potential to be of significant benefit to NHS staff, patients and the wider healthcare environment.
We’re delighted to be supporting a new category – clinical entrepreneur of the year. Other categories include:

The full list of categories are:

  • Clinical Entrepreneur of the year
  • Medical technology
  • Service improvement
  • Primary and community care
  • Small and medium‐sized enterprise (SME) innovation
  • Diabetes (supported by Roche Diabetes Care Limited) 

Applications close on Friday 14 July. Winners will be announced at the ceremony which takes place at Sturmer Hall in Essex on Wednesday 20 September.

Dr Anne Blackwood, Chief Executive at Health Enterprise East said:

“The HEE Innovation Awards are now well established in the region and we look forward to again spotlight the very best ideas in health and care innovation. The winners will not only benefit from a record prize fund this year, but also the potential to leverage further funding, develop partnerships and gain specialist support which has proved invaluable to our previous finalists.”

Helen Oliver, Director of Entrepreneurship and Leadership at Eastern AHSN said:

“We are hugely proud to be supporting a clinical entrepreneur of the year award at this year’s Innovation Award to recognise those inspirational clinicians who step outside, their already demanding roles, to innovate to improve patient care.

Closing on 14 July, find out more on the website

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