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An innovation platform sponsored by the Novo Nordisk Foundation

ENTER THE BETA.HEALTH ACADEMY — WHERE WE SHARE KNOWLEDGE AND EXPLORE NEW WAYS TO INNOVATE IN HEALTHCARE.

The BETA.HEALTH Academy is our open platform for sharing knowledge about innovation, emerging technologies and new ways of translating scientific discoveries into practice. Soon you’ll find a variety of articles, thought pieces, guides, and links to courses to spark the innovative mind.

Academy

The Academy is led by the BETA.HEALTH team with a mission to develop the competencies necessary to drive clinical innovation and to promote and facilitate an innovation mindset, culture and leadership among clinical researchers. It aims to bridge the gap between a research-based focus and tangible healthcare innovations. The Academy believes that innovation should be recognised and accepted as a highly relevant skill in hospitals as a way to bring clinical research and new inventions to market, ultimately improving patient care and outcomes.

To support this mission, the Academy collaborates with leading subject-matter experts to provide hands-on training, learning and other opportunities for clinical researchers to develop competencies related to clinical innovation.

Core Activities

The Academy’s core activities consist of:

  • Bootcamps and courses aimed at skills development
  • Events and masterclasses aimed at promoting interest in clinical innovation
  • Engaging the clinical innovation community through networking events and ambassadorship

Education

The bootcamp is a two- day kickoff for the BETA.HEALTH accelerator program launching two times a year, and providing the projects with core innovation knowledge and a plan for their specific project acceleration. 

The Academy’s hands-on courses are led by industry experts and partners. They’re designed to empower clinical researchers with the tools and competencies necessary to drive clinical innovation from inception though implementation. 

In addition to these Academy-hosted training opportunities, the Academy is a resource for clinical researchers wanting to discover other relevant courses, masterclasses, and innovation training. In tandem, these training opportunities cover topics like business-case development, sustainable and green innovations, how to pitch a project, and regulatory demands.

The Clinical Innovation Community

The Academy is in the midst of developing a strong community characterised by an innovative culture and mindset. We’re creating a meeting place where innovative researchers can meet like-minded people, exchange knowledge and inspiration, share their experiences in overcoming barriers to innovation, and advance the conversation about what innovation means to the future of healthcare in Denmark – and beyond.

Upcoming Events

The Academy will host the following events in Q1 of the new year. We’ll share more information as it becomes available.

1 March 2023 – Online Journal Club
Sarasvathy Effectuation Theory as Innovation Management     
 
In this online journal club, we’ll discuss Effectuation Theory in the context of how managers can develop and lead a clinic that handles complex issues by supporting entrepreneurial action. We’ll also elaborate on the science behind effectual reasoning in context of innovation management. 

8 March & 12 April 2023 – Presented by CIMT & OUH in Aarhus (Workshop)
How to Assess the Value of Innovative Healthcare Technologies to Hospital Decision-Makers

Do you have a healthcare innovation project that’s in need of an evidence-based argument regarding the value of the technology in order to gain support from hospital decision-makers? We’ll show you how to identify, select and highlight your innovation’s most important value and selling points – and how to get crucial support from hospital managers.

29 March 2023 (12:30 - 16:30) – Aarhus, Incuba
Masterclass – Presented by BETA.HEALTH

Are you planning to apply for a BETA.HEALTH grant? Join this masterclass and get access to sparring from clinical innovation experts and your peers. 12 cases within Regions North, Midt and South can gain direct feedback on their cases during this class.

Upcoming Academy Themes
We have more events in the pipeline! Upcoming themes include MDR (the new EU regulation) and user-centred innovation. We’ll share information as soon as it's available.

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