Dragons Den

The BURST Research Collaborative are currently working on five exciting projects that we encourage all trainees, both in the UK & internationally, to get involved in.

Because of this, there are currently no plans to run a Dragons Den event in 2020.

If you have a great research idea that you’d like to collaborate with BURST on, head over to the ‘Collaborate With Us‘ section of the website.


Got a good research idea?

Want to take it to the next level and start a national or international study? 

Its never too early to start planning your proposal for Dragons’ Den @ BAUS. We are looking to find research projects that could be led by you and undertaken by trainees across the UK.

The top three proposals will be selected for presentation at the BURST session at BAUS. Presenters will be given advice and constructive feedback to help turn a research question into reality.

The BURST Research Collaborative will support enthusiastic trainees and provide a network to allow the delivery of multi-centre clinical research/audit projects across the UK.

Abstracts will be scored by the BURST committee who will be looking at whether the study is designed well to answer the question, whether there is added value from trainee collaboration, the value to urological clinical practice, the value to the science of urology, as well as study clarity/style of presentation.

To view the 2018 application form as a guide click here

Keep an eye out for our announcement inviting proposals for Dragons Den @ BAUS 2019

Dragons Den 2018 shortlisted applicants:

Joseph Norris, North West London

Ureteric oBstrution in the EmeRgency setting (UBER): An international prospective multi centre observational cohort study to evaluate the management of obstructing ureteric calculi

Simon Morton, North East Deanery

A multicentre prospective study evaluating the incidence and outcomes of emergency scrotal exploration

Nikita Bhatt, Dublin, Ireland

A multicentre prospective observational cohort study of optimal stent duration post ureteroscopy for urolithiasis

Congratulations to Simon Morton, winner of Dragons Den 2018. We look forward to announcing the next step in his study soon.

Previous successful winners:


MIMIC (2016-2017): A Multi-centre cohort study evaluating the role of Inflammatory Markers In patient’s presenting with acute ureteric Colic 


IDENTIFY (2017-2018): The Investigation and DEtection of urological Neoplasia in paTIents reFerred with suspected urinary tract cancer: A multicentre analYsis