The MedTech FUTURES Conference returns to Cambridge on 19 October 2022 with a huge line-up of speakers including some of the biggest names in healthcare and technology; Dr Pega Salashuri, Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Papworth NHS Foundation Trust, and Dr Louise Jopling, Eastern Academic Health Sciences Network, lead the panel alongside Dr Robert Tansley of Cambridge Innovation Capital and representatives from the University of Cambridge, Age UK and BIVDA.

This year’s MedTech FUTURES conference, sponsored by Wenner Shipley, will be held at the Wellcome Genome Campus, Cambridgeshire, and will offer delegates a unique opportunity to hear from some of the leading experts in the fastest growing health and medical technology sectors, as well as clinicians’ perspective on the opportunities for growth and adoption of technology within the NHS. Dr Robert Tansley will also share advice and insider knowledge on how innovators can best position themselves to gain funding and support from Cambridge’s hard-to-penetrate innovation cluster.

The full agenda includes:

  • Dr Pega Salahshuri, Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Papworth NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Anna Moore, Clinical Lecturer in Child Psychiatry, University of Cambridge
  • Dr Louise Jopling, Commercial Director, Eastern Academic Health Network
  • Dr Lis Boulton, Head of Health and Care Policy, Age UK
  • Dr. Robert Tansley, Partner, Cambridge Innovation Capital
  • Stuart Angell, Chair of the Regulatory Affairs Party at BIVDA

Delegates will also be able to attend three workshops throughout the day, benefiting from the expertise of leading medical technology consultancy, Health Tech Enterprise (HTE). The sessions will be delivered by HTE team members and partner organizations covering the following areas:

  • Intellectual property and commercialization strategies for health technology innovators
  • Health economics – how to prove that your innovations deliver value for money
  • Product development pitfalls – and how to avoid them

HTE CEO, Ann Blackwood, commented: “The diverse program of speakers this year is very exciting for visitors; we have some of the biggest names in technology and innovation, as well as some of the leading names in healthcare, science, education and venture capital funds on our stage to talk about the innovative and life-enhancing areas of medical technology. The MedTech FUTURES conference will be an opportunity for innovators to learn directly from frontline clinicians about the current challenges they face in the healthcare system and the key details they need to consider when developing new MedTech solutions.”

The conference will end with an awarding ceremony for the winners HTE Innovation Voucher Competition. The competition awards the newest ideas in medical technology innovation with a voucher worth around £3,000, such as technology support in addition to support from the HTE team, including design reviews, user or product requirements specifications and ideation workshops.

Dr Karen Law, Head of Innovation at Health Tech Enterprise, said: “Our MedTech Innovation Voucher Competition will celebrate and reward the very latest in medical innovation and I look forward to announcing this year’s winners at the conference. Time naturally supports the innovators behind the technology to refine their designs to then produce prototypes for feasibility testing. Applications are being accepted until 3 October 2022 and I encourage all NHS staff in HTE member trusts to present your ideas.”

For more information about the conference and to book tickets, visit: https://www.healthtechenterprise.co.uk/latest-updates/hte-medtech-futures/

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Cambridge’s largest MedTech conference returns in October

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