Dragon's Den Critical Care Innovation Project

Why not enter the 2020 BACCN Dragon’s Den?

Dragon's Den will be entering its 3rd year of the BACCN supporting various Critical Care Innovation projects submitted by you - the Critical Care Nurses.  Year on year we've acted on feedback from those taking part and this year is no different.  We are excited to open up applications to the 2020 Dragon's Den which will take place during the 35th Annual BACCN Conference in Nottingham. 

Whether you are proposing a research and/or a quality improvement project it should be about making health care safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient and equitable. In the history of the NHS, there has never been a greater focus on developing a more sustainable workforce across the whole of the NHS and in particular within the field of Critical Care.

Are you and/or your team planning or already involved with a Research / Quality Improvement project within your Critical Care Unit? Could you do with some funding to get your project off the ground and or develop it further?

All applications must be submitted through the BACCN Conference webpage (see abstract submission page - selecting the Dragon's Den option). We are upping the challenge with regards to the presentation on the day.  Each presenter / team will have 5 minutes to deliver their unique elevator pitch without the use of traditional slides / power point  presentations to try and convince the 3 Dragon's why BACCN should invest in their project.  

Following your elevator pitch you will need to be ready to answer questions and or give clarification to our judges to convince them that your project is the one they should invest in. 

Win either...


£1,600 + 1 BACCN Unit Membership (which is worth £400)

The choice is YOURS

How to enter:

Submit a 500 word proposal on your project and why the BACCN should invest in your project.

You should clearly demonstrate how your project either:

•           Impacts on clinical practice

•           Improves the patient journey / experience or

•           Develop a sustainable workforce / environment within Critical Care

Applications must be received by 30th of June 2020 and the lead applicant of the three short listed projects will be notified in July 2020.

Please take note that members can only apply to one BACCN funding stream (BACCN Grants or BACCN Dragon’s Den) per year.

For more information on how to enter Dragons Den 2020 click HERE

If you are not a current BACCN Member and want to benefit from this opportunity in the future, please join us...



Dragons Den 2020- How to Enter