Where social care innovators unite

Come and meet the finalists: The Care Show 2022

Come and meet the five finalists, and their amazing mentors shown here at the Weekend Challenge in July, to hear more about their ideas at the Care Innovation Hub, Stand K20 (opposite the Beer and Bubbles Bar) at The Care Show on 12th-13th October, NEC Birmingham. The winning team will be announced at 1.45pm on […]

A “200% co-produced” event thanks to TLAP

TLAP were happy to support NCF to bake in meaningful co-production in the planning and delivery of the Care Innovation Challenge. The immediate impact of co-production is apparent. It should be of interest to commissioners interested in developing better value from scarce public resources, simply by incorporating lived experience at an early stage of project […]

Care Innovation Challenge brings innovation to life!

The Care Innovation Challenge, a hackathon-style creative weekend, returned on 2nd-3rd July 2022. Creative thinkers, entrepreneurs and leading experts from the sector, including people with lived experience, came together at Coventry University’s Technopark for two days of idea generation and prototype trialling. Five finalist teams were selected to present their idea at The Care Show, […]

The Care Innovation Challenge is back!

The Care Innovation Challenge, a hackathon-style creative weekend of idea generation and prototype trialling, will return in July 2022.  With cash prizes for the top spots, expert mentoring and guaranteed media coverage this is an opportunity not to be missed. Applications for a place at the weekend opened on 14th March, and creative thinkers, anyone […]

National Care Forum is the new home for the Care Innovation Hub

After pausing operations due to COVID-19, The Care Innovation Hub (CIH) was approached by the National Care Forum (NCF) to take over the running of the CIH and the annual Challenge on behalf of the whole sector. NCF is dedicated to developing innovation in the social care and support sector and this is a natural home to […]

CIH host the Final at the Department of Health & Social Care

The Care Innovation Hub held the Challenge Final in the Department of Health and Social Care on 14th August 2019. About 40 C-level executives and care sector leaders were present to listen to the 8 finalists whose ideas had the potential make a significant impact in the social care sector. Many attendees were listening to […]

The Challenge hailed a success by industry leaders

On 5th– 7th July, Care Innovation Hub hosted the Challenge, a weekend hackathon for the social care sector in Barclays Eagle Labs..  Entrepreneurs from various professions came together to understand the biggest problems affecting the sector and work with market experts to explore solutions together. Entrepreneurs found the “range of entrepreneurs from different backgrounds and […]

How is Care Innovation Hub contributing to transforming care?

The Care Innovation Hub was born from individuals who had been exposed to the world of start-up businesses, venture capital and Shoreditch alongside a world of social care, limited innovation and top-down business management styles. Given this exposure, we wanted to create a hub for entrepreneurs, investors and operators in and out of the care […]

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