Our client, UCL Partners, is a leading Academic Health Science Network that focuses on driving research and innovation to improve patient care and promote better health outcomes. In 2022, they launched the first UCL Partners Innovation Fellowship Programme, which supports NHS fellows in developing digital-based health solutions.
To assist with this program, UCL Partners commissioned Health Tech Enterprise (HTE) to deliver bespoke training workshops on business development. The workshops included training on business case development, commercialisation, pitch development, and securing investment and funding. The program’s fellows developed various innovative solutions, including a digital recruitment platform, a human resources reporting and case management platform, a triaging and prioritization tool for long-term chronic conditions, and a digital solution for connecting healthcare organizations and clinical staff in collaborative banks.
HTE developed and delivered four bespoke training sessions which were delivered online or at interactive, in-person workshops. The fellows were also provided with 1:1 mentorship sessions.
Outcomes and Impact
These training sessions were tailored to each participant’s needs, based on different stages of their innovation journey. The workshops combined theoretical knowledge with practical applications, based on HTE’s 20 years of experience in innovation support. Each fellow is now better equipped to secure partners and funding to support the development, commercialisation and roll-out of their idea.
The HTE team were a pleasure to work with. Anne and Karen provided a professional and thorough service; they understood exactly what we needed and were able to tailor workshop design and delivery to our needs. We received positive feedback from our Fellows, who really benefitted from the range of knowledge and expertise HTE were able to offer in the areas of commercialisation, business development, pitch development and investment.
Libby Graham, Innovation Fellowship Programme Manager, UCL Partners