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Care Innovation Hub 2024

What is it?

The Care Innovation Hub launched the Care Innovation Challenge in 2018, an annual incubator programme. Bringing together entrepreneurs and innovators, university students and care sector colleagues, creating solutions to key challenges facing the care sector. The National Care Forum took over the running of the Hub and the annual Challenge on behalf of the whole sector, supported by Think Local Act Personal (TLAP).

More information is available on the Care Innovation Hub website at

Timeline & Prizes

A creative weekend of idea generation and prototype trialling

Successful applicants will be invited to a creative weekend of idea generation and prototype trialling in early Summer 2024 (date and location tbc).

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

    Care Innovation Hub – Challenge Weekend – National

    Care Forum Care Innovation Hub – Challenge Final – National Care Forum

    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 for 2024 NOW OPEN or register your interest in 2024 by emailing us at

    Closing date for applications 29/04/24

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