Applications open for new EIT-funded digital learning programme

Posted on 3 March 2020 (Permalink)

Applications are now open for teams to join UP-rAIHSe, a joint programme from West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) designed to define and promote innovation projects within healthcare organisations.

WMAHSN has worked in partnership with EU associate organisations in Spain, Portugal and Sweden to launch the new scheme which aims to increase skills encourage the successful adoption of innovations and digital solutions into healthcare settings on a daily basis.

The training programme, UP-rAIHSe aims to help define and promote innovation projects within healthcare organisations. The project will be a blend of online workshops, on-site support and joint seminars in June and December.

The practical range of courses that will run over the summer months will enable participants to define unmet need, frame a solution, identify the vehicle to address needs and present a viable plan.

WMAHSN is now accepting applications from multidisciplinary teams including: clinical, technical, managerial and more of 3-5 senior people from NHS organisations in the West Midlands region.

Neil Mortimer, Head of Digital Health, WMAHSN said: “This learning programme is a fantastic opportunity for professionals involved in healthcare innovation to increase their skills and enjoy working alongside other participants and trainers during our joint seminars and distance-learning-mentoring. The syllabus also includes having an UP-rAIHSe trainer visit the participating teams at their own facilities – providing a unique opportunity to work with departments on addressing their specific unmet needs.”

UP-rAIHSe is a fully funded programme and the deadline for applications is 21 March. For more details on the programme and to download the application form, visit the website.

For any questions relating to the programme or application process, email