The Bright Ideas in Health Awards 2017 is now in its fourteenth year. This year's awards are delivered by RTC North in partnership with the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria and the NIHR Clinical Research Network North East and North Cumbria.

The Awards celebrate the achievements of individuals and teams working within the NHS, industry and academia, who have risen to the challenge of telling us how, and where, they believe that improvements to the service provided to patients can be improved, either through a technical innovation or through better service delivery.

Everyone can play a part in developing innovative solutions to the healthcare challenges that we face every day. The competition, depending upon the category, is open to all NHS organisations, SMEs and academic institutions in the North East of England and North Cumbria.

NHS Innovations North provide a range of services outside of the competition including:

  • Assessment of your Bright Idea
  • Healthcare Market Information & Specialist Market Research
  • Intellectual Property Rights and Protecting your Bright Idea
  • Commercialisation and Legal Assistance
  • Signposting to Funding and Investment Sources
  • Workshops and Training

If you have any questions or need any help, please contact us on:

Telephone: 0191 5164400