Formed through partnerships between leading NHS organisations and universities, National Institute of Health Research Biomedical Research Centres (BRC) conduct translational research to transform scientific breakthroughs into life-saving treatments for patients.
The London and the South East BRC event is a first of its kind enabling the MedTech industry to connect with the BRCs under one roof and learn how to access their scientific and research capabilities. This event provides an opportunity to network with renowned BRCs and hear about examples of successful projects and better understand the opportunities available to work collaboratively with the BRCs.
We are also delighted to have Vision2020 as part of our agenda. Vision2020 was launched in 2013 to foster Industry:University collaboration across Europe for organisations that wanted to tap into Europe’s research base and EU Horizon 2020 funds for research and innovation. Ethos behind Vision2020 is to bring together excellence-based research organisations and highly innovative SMEs so that they can form trusted consortia and collaborate together effectively. Vision2020 members are delivering over 1750 Horizon 2020 projects with value in excess of €1billion.
The exhibition and networking is themed to showcase the BRCs key areas of expertise across multiple therapeutic areas.
i. Informatics, data and genomics
ii. Imaging and Diagnostics
iii. Novel Therapeutics and Technologies
9:00 - 9:30: Arrival, Registration and Coffee
9:30 - 9:45: Introduction and Welcome (Sarah Haywood, CEO, MedCity)
9:45 - 10:10: Navigating the Research Landscape in the SouthEast, (Ravi Chana, Business Development Manager, NIHR NOCRI)
10:10 - 10:25 Horizon 2020, What, When and How (Abdul Rahim, Director, Vision2020)
10:25 – 10.40: Break
10:40 - 11:40: Collaborating with the NIHR Biomedical Research Centres
- Oxford - Dr. Vasiliki Kiparoglou, Head of Operations, Oxford Biomedical Research Centre
- Cambridge – (TBC)
- London - Prof. Bryan Williams Chair of Medicine at University College London and Director of the NIHR UCLH/UCL Biomedical Research Centre and Director of Research at UCL Hospitals.
11.40 – 13.00 Exhibition & Lunch
13:00 - 14:30: Networking & Partnering
15:00 : Event Close
Register to attend this event to find out more about BRCs and how to collaborate and benefit from their clinical and scientific expertise. We will be in touch to confirm your attendance nearer to the event date.
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MedCity is a not-for-profit organisation that works across the Cambridge-London-Oxford cluster supporting the establishment of business partnerships and collaborations across the region. We work with academic, clinical and research centres within the south east of England. We provide free assistance with introductions, advice and connections for industry, academics and investors looking for partners, infrastructure and expertise. Our goal is to facilitate and support collaboration across all parts of the sector to turn life science innovations into commercial products and services.
- Match you with the right academic, clinical and industry partners.
- Help you locate facilities and work spaces
- Guide you through regulatory and procurement processes
- Connect you into influential networks
MedCity was been founded by London`s three Academic Health Science Centres – King`s Health Partners, Imperial College Science Centre and UCLPartners – and The Mayor of London. MedCity also works with Academic Health Science Centres in Cambridge and Oxford – Cambridge University Health Partners and Oxford University Health Partners – and works with a wide range of networks, institutions and research centres across the region.