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Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Launches Healthcare-Entrepreneur Exchange Programme With Spain

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals is delighted to be announcing that it will be involved in the Healthcare Entrepreneur Exchange Programme (HEEP)

HEEP is the first structured exchange programme for clinicians-entrepreneurs and nurses-entrepreneurs working in the NHS and the Catalan Health Institute (Spain), a leader in the training of healthcare professionals in Spain, whereby the Top 3 winners of the Spanish and the British competitions get to spend a few days in the other country in order to receive mentoring and participate in a Bootcamp on business skills.

The programme is aimed at healthcare professionals looking to develop an early stage innovation or idea and to foster new local and international collaborations with our partners, Hospital Germans Trias I Pujol (Spain), the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (Manchester), Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The Clinical Research and Innovation Office are looking for six individuals/teams from any discipline, actively engaged in clinical services/operations at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, to apply to take part in the first stage of HEEP which will focus on training and mentoring, in preparation for our Dragons Den idea pitching session.

The training sessions will cover topics relating to:

  • developing a business case
  • developing a pitch for the solution

Individuals/teams will be assigned a personal mentor to help develop bespoke innovation and leadership skills, with ideas pitched to an expert panel of Dragons on 22 March 2023.

For further information and the online application form please go to Further queries to The deadline for applications has now been extended to 9am on Monday 7 November 2022.