Designed for Ageing – Listen to our interview with Julia Glenn from Innovate UK

Listen to our interview with Julia Glenn from Innovate UK about this new competition and hear from Blackwood who have received funding through the previous Healthy Ageing Trailblazer competition. Access everything you need to know about this competition.


Client Stories

From solution to success in only 2 weeks

The Innovate Trailblazer competition was launched to catalyse healthy ageing innovation in the UK. Our clients had been working with multiple partners for some time in this area.


Fund your innovation and ambition in 2021

In March we will invite applications to the Venbridge Innovation Funding Service. Members are carefully selected to ensure we maintain a balanced portfolio of organisations working across the full spectrum of innovation in health and care.


What comes after maternity leave? Stories of discovery and reinvention

Your brain changes when you have a child (Hoekzema, 2017). You are a different person, your life is incomparable…

Client Stories

Securing £3.6m funding for Innovation Academy

Welsh Government were seeking ways in which capacity and capability could be developed in Wales through the creation of internationally leading Academies for launch in 2021.

“You have been excellent. You consistently go above and beyond the formal requirements of any scope. I have so appreciated your personal support to me as a leader which has been of equal importance to the work you deliver. It is a pleasure to work with you.”
Piers Ricketts,
Chair AHSN Network, Chief Exec, Eastern AHSN
“Truly outstanding, you’ve done a remarkable job and we’re so looking forward to taking this forward with you”
Dr. Jonathon Gray,
Director of Innovation and Improvement, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
“I found working with you to be stimulating, congenial and reassuring – I could always rely on you to deliver the things you promised. Would I recommend you? Emphatically – Yes!”
Professor Kevin Morgan,
Pro-Vice Chancellor, Cardiff University
“You have a rare gift of bringing together (necessarily) disparate elements into a convincing whole. Highly recommended.”
Richard Clarke,
Director of Partnerships, UEA
“This looks to be a hugely impressive approach that stands an excellent chance of delivering significant innovation”
Innovate assessor
“(This is) a compelling business case for funding to enable them and their partners to build upon the valuable and important work and environment already created.”
Innovate assessor
"It’s been great to have you involved in the process. Your perceptiveness and ability to articulate things that I can’t quite capture myself has been invaluable"
Simon Lancaster,
Principle & London Office Lead, Nous Consulting
"You were insightful and engaging, and posed thought-provoking questions to the team. We look forward to working more with you in the future."
Alexandra Gill,
Founder Nous Women’s Network