Hilton Nursing to Mentor at Innovation Weekend

Hilton Nursing to Mentor at Innovation Weekend

Hilton Nursing to Mentor at Innovation Weekend

Hilton Nursing’s CEO, Ann Taylor, CEO and Finance Director, Athol Craigmyle, will be mentoring at this year’s Care Innovation Hub Challenge (CIH) hackathon-style creative weekend at Coventry University on 1st-2nd July 2023.

Successful applicants in the annual incubator programme will be invited to attend a weekend of idea generation and prototype trialling under the expert guidance and advice of mentors who have lived experience in care the sector.

Meeting their mentors for the first during the weekend, participants will develop their idea and prototype, develop a business plan, and receive elevator pitch coaching ready for the pinnacle of the weekend which is the pitch to judges.

Only five teams will be selected from the weekend and offered further mentoring to develop their idea. Finalists will also receive £500 in prize money to help run initial testing and market research before going to the Challenge Final at the NEC Birmingham Care Show in October where they will present their developed solution to a judging panel.

Ann Taylor, CE at Hilton Nursing Partners says: “We are incredibly privileged to be part of this wonderful initiative to encourage thinkers and inventors our there to take a chance and be presented with the very real opportunity of making a dream reality.  if you have a passion for making ideas a reality and want to make a positive difference to people’s lives, I urge you to enter this challenge.”

The Challenge, hosted by the Care Innovation Hub (CIH), is run by the National Care Forum (NCF) and is supported by Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) through its National Co-production Advisory Group (NCAG) to ensure people with lived experience help to create solutions to key challenges faced by the care sector. NCF is dedicated to developing innovation in the social care and support sector and this is a natural home to drive the CIH into the future. The winning team will receive £1,000 in prize money, media coverage and further mentoring to develop their idea.

Apply on the Care Innovation Hub website