Impact and Innovation Conference 2020

Impact and Innovation Conference 2020

Actions and Detail Panel

Sales Ended

Date and time


Crowne Plaza Hotel

Wellington Street



United Kingdom

View map

A panel of expert speakers will showcase a range of impact and innovation themed presentations which aim to both educate and inspire.

About this event

Join researchers from the Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine (LICAMM) for the Institute's second Impact and Innovation Conference event at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on the 28th February 2020 at 10:00 (registration from 9:30).

A panel of expert speakers will showcase a range of impact and innovation themed presentations. Our event will provide you with the opportunity to experience a series of inspirational speakers who will present:

  • Advice on demonstrating impact beyond REF2021
  • Development of impact case studies
  • Collaborations with industry through knowledge transfer partnerships
  • Commercialising research through a spin-out company
  • Securing innovation funding from the MRC

The impact competition will feature three activities: 1) poster competition; 2) image competition and 3) three minute 'turbo-pitch' competition.

Join us for lunch; take the opportunity to network with academics from research intensive universities and guests from industry; and spend a day focusing on impact, conceiving new ideas for collaboration, or just being inspired.

Confirmed speakers:

Prof Lisa Roberts – Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Innovation, University of Leeds

Professor Roberts will speak about the University’s research and innovation strategy, and the support available at Leeds for delivering high-impact world-leading research.

Prof Nick Plant – Dean for Research Quality and Impact – University of Leeds

Professor Plant will offer insight on the importance of focusing on the impact of research in order to establish industry-academia partnerships.

Dr Alex Rothman - Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Career Development Fellow & NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Cardiology - University of Sheffield

Dr Rothman's interest is in translational medicine and the development of novel therapeutics taking a number of projects from proof of concept to regulatory approval studies. In the medical device area his pre-clinical studies have led to successful first-in-human studies and over $150m strategic and venture capital funding. T

Prof Aroon Hingorani - Chair of Genetic Epidemiology and Honorary Consultant at UCL Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, University College London

Professor Hingorani's research applies genomic data to help identify new drug targets for heart disease prevention and treatment. He will speak about his experience in establishing large-scale collaborative studies both nationally and internationally, and how genetic studies in populations can be exploited to identify and validate drug targets.

Prof Helen Philippou – Professor of Translational Medicine – University of Leeds

Professor Philippou will speak about her experience in securing funding for research, with a focus on the MRC Confidence in Concept award and British Heart Foundation grants.

Karen Wilkinson – Knowledge Transfer Network, Innovate UK

Karen is based in the Yorkshire and Humber region and works closely with the pharma, biotech and health technology communities in the area. Karen has a background in global clinical trial management as well as several years in the university-sector in technology transfer, specialising in the commercialisation of medicines and health-related technologies.

Save This Event

Event Saved