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Health Innovation: Creating Healthy Places

Date 21 November 2019
Time 9:00am - 4:30pm
Location The Villa, Moss Side Lane, Wrea Green, Preston, Lancashire, PR4 2PE
Cost Free

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Creating a positive impact on health and wellbeing through innovation in the built and natural environment...

This event is a two day workshop, taking place Thursday 7 November and Thursday 21 November.

Both the built and the natural environment where we live and work have an impact on our health and wellbeing. Suitable accommodation is the foundation of personal wellbeing and community spaces can help individuals to remain connected and socially stimulated.

Innovation in these spaces can deliver health benefits and a better quality of life, realising a vision of healthier places for all.

Do you have an idea that could deliver on a vision of healthy places to live and work? We invite you to bring your creativity to explore ideas using a proven innovation process called Design Thinking.

Working with like-minded people you will develop a shared understanding of some of the challenges and opportunities in creating healthy places and use creative business tools to discover solutions to address these.

The Design Thinking process has been tried and tested in a number of sectors and provides a structured approach to drive and implement innovation. As well as learning how to use the Design Thinking process by putting it into practice and working collaboratively to address some health challenges, you will also leave with a toolkit to use in your own business or organisation.

Workshop benefits:

  • Be inspired, challenged, and motivated to innovate
  • Identify opportunities for new products and services ideal for the health and wellbeing sector
  • Learn to apply the structured process of design thinking to problem solving
  • Learn to use new tools that will lead to improved business performance
  • Funding and additional information

This two-day workshop is part of Lancaster University’s new Health Innovation initiative. Places are fully funded 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 three years

You will be required to attend both days and following registration, a member of the team will be in contact to discuss the workshop and talk you through the confirmation process.

If you have any questions, please contact business.healthinnovation@lancaster.ac.uk or call 01524 595005.

How to register

To register your free place online visit Eventbrite - Health Innovation: Creating Healthy Places.

Map address for The Villa

The Villa, Moss Side Lane, Wrea Green, Preston, PR4 2PE.