About Tees Valley Business Challenge Launch: Healthcare

Healthcare with North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust: Providing dignity for those who have passed

How might we create a dignified transfer of deceased people which negates the anxiety that is typically associated with death?

Tees Valley Business Challenge connects large organisations who have pressing challenges with small businesses and social enterprises who have innovative solutions. These solution developers are then helped through advice, grant funding and new contacts to build, test and commercialise their ideas. We are specifically looking to work with small and medium-sized organisations (for-profit businesses and social enterprises) based in the Tees Valley.


About The Healthcare Challenge

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is an integrated hospital and community services healthcare organisation serving around 400,000 people in Hartlepool, Stockton and parts of County Durham. Working with the Academic Health Science Network for North East and North Cumbria, we have identified a challenge held by the Trust where there are opportunities for innovative local businesses to get involved.

We are looking for products and services that will allow a dignified transfer of deceased people which negates the anxiety that is typically associated with death.

More details of the challenge will be provided at this event, as well as further information on how we are able to support innovative solution developers (including through significant funding).

Click here to register.


About the Tees Valley Business Challenge Programme

The programme is being delivered by Edge Innovation in partnership with Tees Valley Business, the Local Growth Hub for the Tees Valley established by the Tees Valley Combined Authority and Tees Valley Mayor, RTC North, AHSN, Dynamo, NEPIC, VONNE and Teesside University.

The programme is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund. The UK Community Renewal Fund aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment.

Event Overview

Event Organiser:

Edge Innovation Ltd

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Thursday 17th February 2022

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1:30pm 2:30pm

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