Care Innovation Challenge

Applications have now closed for 2022.  Register your interest in 2023 by emailing us at hello@careinnovationhub.org.uk

With cash prizes for the top spots, expert mentoring and guaranteed media coverage this is an opportunity not to be missed.

A creative weekend of idea generation and prototype trialling

Successful applicants were invited to a creative weekend of idea generation and prototype trialling on 2nd-3rd July 2022 at Coventry University’s Techno Centre.

  1. Starting with 12 teams, the weekend ends with teams presenting their projects to a judging panel of industry experts
  2. 5 teams with the highest quality ideas selected to go through to the Final at The Care Show on 12th-13th October, NEC Birmingham and will receive £500 funding and mentoring
  3. The winning team will receive £1,000 in prize money and further mentoring

The Care Innovation Challenge is not just about picking one winning team. The programme is designed to help nurture ideas that have the potential to create impactful solutions and viable businesses.

This is a unique opportunity to network with experts, influencers and leaders in social care as well as successful entrepreneurs.

For this unique chance to benefit from the funding that makes an idea a reality and to be an important part of bringing innovation and change to the social care sector, don’t delay...

Applications have now closed for 2022.  Register your interest in 2023 by emailing us at hello@careinnovationhub.org.uk

How past participants have benefited

Without the Challenge, it would have been a much, much longer journey. Maybe I'd have ended up burnt out as it's really hard to run a start-up model by yourself. The Challenge made it a 100 times easier.

Maaha Suleiman, Challenge Runner-up 2019 and CEO/Founder of www.carematched.co.uk

I’ve just had the most amazing experience this weekend. We’ve all been inspired to believe in our ideas

Pearl Jordan, Challenge Participant 2019

The energy in the room was great, there was a lot of enthusiasm, a lot of excitement. It was a great area to be in with lawyers, entrepreneurs and care workers. Everyone from different backgrounds coming together and really bringing innovation and change into the social care sector.

Faizah Akeil, Challenge Finalist 2019

I really hope these (ideas) can be replicated across industries because that’s what pushes a lot of innovation and change because that’s what we need.

Juliana Chipont, Challenge Participant 2019

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