Innovation Scouts: Application Form
The Innovation Scouts are a community of practice held for North West participants which focusses on innovation and entrepreneurship. Supported by the Innovation Agency through a programme of networking, learning and development opportunities, Innovation Scouts increase confidence in innovating, making connections and attaining practical entrepreneurial skills for the purpose of improving health and care services. Please complete this form to indicate your interest in becoming an Innovation Scout.


1. Innovation tools and approaches – design thinking, experimentation, thinking creatively, innovators mind-set, practical tools, hackathons, MedCamps.
2. Culture and leadership for innovation – organisational readiness, strategy development, engaging staff in innovation, conditions for innovation culture, developing innovative teams.
3. Innovation pathway – appraising evidence, evaluation, uptake of innovation, optimising diffusion.
4. Entrepreneurial skills – entrepreneurs mind-set, business skills, creating successful start ups, intellectual property, commercialisation, navigating procurement, resilience and maintaining wellbeing.
5. Coaching and mentoring – access to innovation coaches and business mentorship
6. Thought leadership and site visits – bringing expert speakers on innovation and entrepreneurship and facilitating visits to leading innovative organisations.
7. Connecting and networking – providing opportunities to share experiences and gain knowledge through networking with like-minded people.

We seek to attract a wide range of clinicians and health professionals from across care settings as well as academics, innovation leads and social entrepreneurs, local NIA fellows and clinical entrepreneurs. Please forward this link to anyone you know who might be interested...

Dates of Engagement - Please save these dates on applying

1st Webinar 11th September 10am - 11.30am
2nd Webinar 21st November 4pm - 5.30pm
3rd Webinar 21st January 11am - 12.30pm

10th October 2019 10am - 4pm LIVERPOOL - Venue TBC
17th March 2020 - 10am - 4pm LANCASHIRE - Venue TBC

You will also have access to an online platform for collaboration throughout the year which will provide space to share and access to educational resources and materials.

Please note there is no function to confirm this application form has been received if you have any questions please contact Shortlisting will take place on Wednesday 28th August and notifications will be sent on Thursday 29th August to all applicants. Applications will close and reopen on 16th October.

First name *
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Last name *
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Title *
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Organisation name *
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How would you describe your work? *
Work address (please include postcode) *
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Email address *
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Contact telephone number *
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The Innovation Agency would like to keep your contact details and stay in touch with you. Please confirm below if we can keep you informed about any relevant news and events. *
What do you hope to GET from the Innovation Scout community of practice? (100 words) *
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What do you hope to GIVE to the Innovation Scout community of practice (100 words) *
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Can you describe the area(s) of innovation you wish to explore or are currently exploring? (100-200 words) *
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What would you like to see develop over the next year with regards to your work and innovation interests? (100 words) *
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