Mark your calendars for an event that will empower you to make a lasting impact. The Spread and Scale Academy, a renowned programme designed to propel ground-breaking ideas into widespread use, is returning to Cardiff. This immersive three-day academy will take place from March 19th -21st in the Welsh capital. 

The Spread and Scale Academy is for teams of creative individuals, visionaries, and innovators who are ready to take their projects to the next level. This intensive program equips you with the tools, skills, and network to transform your projects from small-scale change to widespread success, enabling you to address pressing challenges and make a significant difference in your communities. 

Scaling Innovation for a Brighter Tomorrow 

The Spread and Scale Academy is renowned for its ability to speed up the spread of innovation and drive positive change.  

By taking teams out of their comfort zone, the academy sends participants on a journey to the heart of the problem they want to solve, the heights of their ambition to solve it and deep inside themselves, reflecting on their leadership styles and unique skills and talents.  

Through a blend of interactive workshops, expert-led sessions, and peer-to-peer learning, the academy empowers participants to: 

  • Refine their existing solutions and identify their true potential. 
  • Increase their ambition and realise the broader scope of their projects 
  • Connect with a network of like-minded individuals and potential collaborators 
  • Enhance their team’s organisation and cohesion 
  • Develop a robust and actionable 90-day plan to kick-start their work. 

The Spread and Scale Academy welcomes teams from diverse sectors, including healthcare, education, sustainability, technology, and more. Whether you’re leading a grassroots initiative or spearheading a transformative project within a larger organisation, the academy provides the ideal platform to amplify your impact. 

 Dr Llinos Jones, Respiratory Consultant at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, said, “If I hadn’t attended the academy at that exact point, I know that by now I would have burnt out. Before the Spread and Scale Academy, I don’t think I understood scale. The Academy gave the team and me three days of headspace to reflect on where we were and why we weren’t gaining ground with one part our project. We left Spread and Scale with a clear plan for our next steps, and ideas about how we would create a grass-roots movement in our communities to launch our project.” 

Read about Dr Llinos Jones’ project, Straight Talking, here.

Embrace the Opportunity to Make a Difference 

On average, it takes 17 years from the time an innovation is published in a peer-reviewed journal for it to spread to even half of the people who could benefit. If you have something that works, the Academy can help you get there faster. 

The return of the Spread and Scale Academy to Cardiff is an invitation to join a community of passionate innovators committed to making a positive impact on the world. Seize this opportunity to refine your ideas, acquire invaluable knowledge, and collaborate with like-minded individuals as you embark on a journey of innovation and transformative change. 

Applications are now open. Apply today and join the movement to unleash innovation at scale. 

Bryn Kentish
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Bryn Kentish