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MedTech SuperConnector Cohort One Showcase

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The Francis Crick Institute

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Early-career researchers and postgraduate students from the MTSC consortium of eight institutions and a range of disciplines are developing medical technology (MedTech) business ventures based on their research, with support from the MedTech SuperConnector (MTSC) accelerator.

The programme has helped the innovators to progress their research out of their institutions and towards commercialisation, with funding, specialist training and mentoring to help them validate their technologies and get their ventures closer to market.

As the programme’s first cohort draws to a close, the inaugural MTSC showcase will give partners, guests and collaborators from academia and industry a chance to meet the entrepreneurs, who will be discussing their inventions and the journeys their ventures have been on so far.

We’re delighted to be hosting the event with our partners’ The Francis Crick Institute.

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2:00pm Registration & Arrivals

2:30pm Welcome address: Professor David Gann CBE, Imperial College London, Vice-President (Innovation)

2:40pm Venture Pitches Round One

  • Elisa Fontana, MedDoc/PhD Candidate, Institute of Cancer Research

  • Benjamin Swift, Postdoc, Royal Veterinary College

  • Caroline Yan Zheng, PhD Candidate, Royal College of Art

  • Romeo Racz, Postdoc, The Francis Crick Institute

  • Rosalind Hannen, Postdoc, Queen Mary University London

3:05pm Guest Panel Discussion and Q&A

  • Dr. Suruchi Kothari, Clinical Director, Osso VR

  • Dr. Indra Joshi, Digital Health & AI Clinical Lead, NHS England

  • Dr. Neha Tanna, Strategic & Venture Partner, Eos Venture Partners

  • Bridget Gildea, Director of Learning, Royal Society of Medicine

3:25pm Venture Pitches Round Two

  • Ugur Tanriverdi, PhD Candidate, Imperial College London

  • Letizia Gionfrida, PhD Candidate, Imperial College London

  • George Waddell, Postdoc, Royal College of Music

  • Samuel Wilson, PhD Candidate, Imperial College London

  • George Winfield, Master’s Student, Imperial College London

3:50pm Keynote Address: Dr. Shirlene Oh, Director of Commerce, Innovation & Capability Development, Imperial College Health Partners

3:55pm Networking Drinks

5:00pm Close


About the Ventures

Elisa Fontana MedDoc/PhD Candidate, Institute of Cancer Research Companion diagnostic assays for personalised therapies in gastrointestinal cancers that use robust gene-expression biomarkers

Benjamin Swift Postdoc, Royal Veterinary College A novel phage-based technology to rapidly identify and detect antibiotic resistance in mycobacterial infections

Caroline Yan Zheng PhD Candidate, Royal College of Art Pulse: a state of the art wearable soft robotic that mimics human-like touch for mental health therapeutic applications

Romeo Racz Postdoc, The Francis Crick Institute jULIEs Bioelectronics: next-gen neuroelectronic brain implant for neurological mapping and neuromodulation

Rosalind Hannen Postdoc, Queen Mary University London A novel skin culture device that circumvents the limitations of standard methods to improve skin modelling and pharmaceutical testing

Ugur Tanriverdi PhD Candidate, Imperial College London Unhindr Ro/liner: A soft robotic liner for prosthetics which uses AI to adapt to limb shape changes throughout the day

Letizia Gionfrida PhD Candidate, Imperial College London Arthronica™: an all-in-one AI platform that predicts musculoskeletal disorders through machine learning and computer vision

George Waddell Postdoc, Royal College of Music MedStudio: a digital training platform which utilises self- and peer-evaluation to improve healthcare professionals’ ability to perform effective and empathetic patient interactions

Samuel Wilson PhD Candidate, Imperial College London NU Interface: An unobtrusive wearable system for detecting muscle vibration that generates real-time communication instructions e.g. to direct a prosthetic limb

George Winfield Master’s Student, Imperial College London SPYRAS: A paper-based breathing monitoring system that uses AI for early detection of patient deterioration

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