One Health 

The One Health concept informs the way Dorset LEP supports industries such as agriculture and aquaculture to benefit local business, human health, animal welfare and environment concerns.

One Health

One Health is the globally understood umbrella term for the interconnectedness of human, animal and environmental health. The interrelation between human, animal and environmental health and the interdisciplinary working required by industry, academia and Government agencies to tackle these ‘wicked’ problems in an holistic way.

One Health Accelerator: Commercial Solutions to Global Problems

Dorset is acting as the nucleus of a One Health Accelerator, providing the resources needed to facilitate and operationalise accelerator activity for local, regional, national and international projects whilst also ensuring there is a benefit to Dorset businesses and/or anchor institutions.

Part of Dorset LEP's Dorset Gateway, One Health Accelerator provides local sector players with funding and planning support to stimulate local projects.

OH20: Aquaculture Expo - Commercial Solutions to Global Problems

The OH20: Aquaculture Expo was the UK’s first expo in which aquaculture was discussed in the context of the One Health concept.

The expo, fully funded by Dorset LEP, was held on 4 March at Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester. Those attending included businesses, buyers, investors, government support agencies and universities. The event was designed to encourage businesses and investors to capitalise on Dorset’s position as a great place to run and grow an aquaculture business while addressing One Health problems such as food supply and environmental protection.

The event was well attended by over 90 people and feedback was fantastic, however the real success of the expo can only be judged by the future of aquaculture in Dorset.

Find the full event programme here and read our event summary here. Below we have included a video on aquaculture in Dorset, filmed at the OH20 Expo.

The presentation slides which were presented during the event can be viewed and downloaded here.

One Health 2019 Conference

The first inaugural One Health 2019 conference took place on Friday the 6th of September 2019 at Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester. The event was organised by Dorset LEP to launch the One Health Accelerator.

Watch the event summary video below...

The presentation slides which were presented during the event can be viewed and downloaded here.

For more info please contact: Dorset LEP Communications Team (Tel): 01202 962719 Email: