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Startup accelerator to unearth UK’s first health and fitness unicorn

Startup accelerator to unearth UK’s first health and fitness unicorn

17 October 2016

Fast-track programme aims to revolutionise the way we get active

Not-for-profit health body ukactive has today (18th October) announced the launch of ActiveLab – a new accelerator to inspire active lifestyles by matching startups with the leading lights of business and physical activity.

With the physical inactivity epidemic costing the UK £20bn each year and causing 37,000 deaths, ActiveLab aims to stimulate scalable solutions to one of society’s biggest challenges. Developments in data, social media, virtual reality and wearable tech are having a major impact on the physical activity landscape and ActiveLab will augment these new opportunities to produce pioneering health solutions.

Ambitious product and service-based startups are encouraged to join the programme, which will identify and nurture truly innovative products and services that will shape the future of the health and physical activity sector. The 12-week programme aims to unearth innovative concepts that can revolutionise health and fitness, following in the vein of global success stories such as Fitbit and MYZONE.

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Simon Stevens to lead stellar speaker line-up for ukactive National Summit 2016

 Simon Stevens to lead stellar speaker line-up for ukactive National Summit 2016

13 October 2016

Keynote speakers to include Simon Stevens, Nicola Blackwood, Jennie Price and Dr Chris Van Tulleken

ukactive today unveiled the detailed agenda for National Summit 2016, featuring an unprecedented line-up of thought leaders from the worlds of physical activity, health, and politics.

Taking place at Westminster’s Queen Elizabeth II Centre on 9 November, this year’s Summit combines networking and highly-topical breakout sessions with an impressive collection of keynotes, including a speech from the chief executive of the NHS, Simon Stevens.

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The Long-Term Benefits of a Leadership Approach

The Long-Term Benefits of a Leadership Approach

10 October 2016

The ukactive Future Leaders course really opened up my eyes to new ways of learning and a great network of individuals from across the UK and Europe. 

The course was based within an excellent learning environment at IESE campus in Barcelona, which is tailored specifically for executive development in a cutting-edge environment. The carefully selected course material and lectures ensured balance between theoretical learning alongside practical industry-based discussion.

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ukactive to lead research into exercise referrals

ukactive to lead research into exercise referrals

07 October 2016

A bold new project is being undertaken by the ukactive Research Institute to establish the extent to which exercise referrals can change behaviour and increase physical activity. ukactive is now calling on operators of exercise referral schemes to aid the three-year research initiative.

The project, a first for the industry, is a partnership between ukactive and exercise referral software and public health specialist, ReferAll.  The goal is to create a pool of solid evidence from exercise referral schemes across the UK that can be used to engage with bodies such as Sport England and Public Health England in facilitating a nationwide rollout.

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ukactive unveils finalists for expanded Active Training Awards 2016

ukactive unveils finalists for expanded Active Training Awards 2016

06 October 2016

Enlarged event to spotlight innovation, transforming workplace culture and key opportunities for the sector

ukactive today announced the finalists for the Active Training Awards 2016, which will this year be expanded to a full-scale conference with lively debates and keynotes on some of the sector's hottest topics.

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