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MedTech SuperConnector Cohort One Showcase

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The Francis Crick Institute

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Be sure to clear your diary to celebrate the inaugural MedTech SuperConnector accelerator programme. Hear from Cohort One; learn more about their cutting-edge MedTech Innovations and how the MTSC has helped shape their ventures. This will be accompanied by a programme update, keynote addresses, and a panel Q&A.

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 Giofrida, 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 Giofrida 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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