Virtual Northern MedTech Summit 2021: Rethinking MedTech Collaborations

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To showcase and raise awareness of the North's position as a MedTech cluster for public and private sector organisations and stakeholders

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Virtual Northern MedTech Summit

The Virtual Northern MedTech Summit 2021 is an exciting initiative powered by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Surgical MedTech Co-operative, the Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA) and Empact Ventures. 

It aims to showcase and raise awareness of the North's position as a MedTech cluster for public and private sector organisations of all sizes while encouraging new collaborations to address the challenges in the healthcare sector today and tomorrow.

The event is open any individual, professional, academic, researchers, clinicians, tech startup, scale-up, SME, corporate, funder or patient who will be super connected by Empact Ventures to people, organisations and opportunities to address their challenges, needs and interests.

Our collective goals of the summit are to:

* To showcase the North as a leading MedTech Cluster by raising awareness of its world-class infrastructure, support and networks available

* To foster new collaborations within and across the North and beyond 

* To focus on building a stronger foundation in a post-COVID-19 world to future-proof the UK Healthcare System

* To create and stimulate new discussions around the challenges, trends and needs in today's new normal

* To bring new perspectives and approaches from other industries to the healthcare sector

Our Speakers

The Virtual Northern MedTech Summit with feature over 40+ speakers from across the North and around the UK including:

* Neil Sebire, Chief Innovation Research Officer, Great Ormand Street Hospital

* Vee Mapunde, Programme Director, National Institute for Health Research Surgical MedTech Co-operative

* Dr Christopher Herbert, Director of Operations, Research & Innovation at The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

For a full list of speakers, visit the link at the bottom of this listing

How it Works

The event will feature the following:

  • Keynote Speakers: This will feature high-calibre industry leaders to share their experience on building a MedTech Cluster
  • Fireside Chat: This will feature a MedTech champion from the North and dive in to their journey and the learnings
  • 8 x Round Table Discussion: These will take place across 2 x 45 minute sessions covering 8 topics giving you plenty of choice to get involved
  • Digital Exhibition: This will feature 40 MedTech startups, scale-ups and support organisations from across the UK available to connect with you
  • MedTech Showcase: This will feature 5 carefully selected MedTech startups / scale-ups to present their innovation, share their progress and welcome new collaborations

Round Table Topics

  • The Future of MedTech in the UK in Today's 'New Normal' Created by COVID-19
  • The Role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and MedTech in Healthcare
  • The Challenges, Trends & Opportunities faced by MedTech Companies in the North
  • Improving Patient Outcomes through the Latest Surgical Innovations
  • Overcoming Procurement Challenges to Maximise MedTech Adoption
  • Adopting Innovation Beyond MedTech & New Thinking in Healthcare Today
  • Adapting to MedTech Regulations
  • Growing the Northern Medtech Cluster - What needs to happen?

Important to Note for Attendees

All registered attendees that check into the Virtual event will receive 3 free super connections via email facilitated by the Super Connectors at Empact Ventures to potential partners, clients or funders that can address your registered challenges, needs and interests.

  • Registration is Essential: To ensure that you are able to attend you MUST register on this Eventbrite page to be allowed to attend the Virtual event
  • Super Connections: These will be provided to attendees who check into the event on the day and introductions will be done via email up to 2 weeks after the event
  • Registration Information Required: We will match you with other attendees based solely on your registration and therefore the quality of the super connections proposed and made will depend entirely on the quality of your answers to our questions

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