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Innovation Scouts Awards
The Innovation Agency celebrates the achievements of Innovation Scouts in helping fostering a culture of innovation in NHS organisations with annual awards.
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Gold, silver and bronze awards are presented to Scouts in recognition of their success in creating an environment for innovations to be successfully implemented.
Bronze awards – requires Innovation Scouts to attend two core innovation events and help promote and champion the programme.
Silver awards – requires attendance at a further two events within a calendar year and the Scout has to demonstrate they have adopted/are in the process of adopting an innovation from out with their organisation. In addition, the silver award holder will have promoted Innovation Scouts, for example published in a newsletter, a blog, vlog or case study to wider stakeholders.
Gold awards – in addition to having achieved bronze and silver awards, the gold award holder will have achieved significant demonstrable impacts through the introduction of an innovation that may have gained external recognition. The award holder will have evidence of progressing a culture of innovation in their host organisation and has the support of the board for efforts made in embedding an innovative culture.
Desirable evidence in support of this award includes:
● Adoption of innovation and spread to more than one department or organisation
● Partnership working with other companies or public bodies on innovations
● Sharing stories of innovation success on platforms outwith their own organisation (Innovation Exchange, Newsletters, website, NIA, Innovate UK)
● Added project/innovation to the Innovation Agency innovation exchange for adoption
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To find out more about how to become and Innovation Scout, our Scout awards, training and events, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org