Join MD-TEC on 5th June for their SME Engagement Event – ‘Taking a great idea forward – how to collaborate for success’.

This event aims to explore ways for small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to access the right expertise and successfully collaborate to move novel ideas and technologies forward. The programme includes talks from Innovate UK, Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Network, EPSRC, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) plus experts from the University of Birmingham who will be able to help with potential industrial collaborations. You will also have the chance to hear the success stories from SMEs who have been assisted by MD-TEC.

The event will give an opportunity to network with speakers and experts in the field of translation of novel medical innovations and will focus on how collaboration is key for the success of these innovations from the laboratory through to the clinic and towards commercial exploitation.

REGISTER:

Register your free place here.

AGENDA:

  • 09:30 – 09:45 – REGISTRATION AND REFRESHMENTS
  • 09:45 – 09:55 – INTRODUCTION – Professor Tony Metcalfe, Professor of Wound Healing at the University of Birmingham
  • 10:00 – 11:00 – FACILITATOR DISCUSSIONS – Mr Patrick White, Director at Metro Dynamics
  • 11:00 – 11:15 – REFRESHMENTS AND DISCUSSIONS; PRIORITIES IN INVESTMENT FOR GROWTH
  • 11:15 – 11:25 – SME SUCCESS STORY – Mr Drew Currie, Co-Founder of Vitabonna Development Limited
  • 11:25 – 11:35 – EPSRC SUPPORT AND THE WIDER LANDSCAPE – Mr Matthew Weaver, Portfolio Manager at EPSRC
  • 11:35 – 11:45 – INNOVATE UK FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES – Dr Samana Brannigan, Innovation Lead (Precision & Discovery Medicine) at Innovate UK
  • 11:45 – 11:55 – NIHR FUNDING FOR SMES AND COLLABORATIONS – Dr Andrew Barber, Senior Programme Manager at National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
  • 11:55 – 12:05 – HEALTHCARE COLLABORATIONS – Dr Terry O’Neill, Head of Life Health at Innovate UK, Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)
  • 12:05 – 12:15 – PUMP-PRIMING AND PILOT FUNDING TO SUPPORT UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY COLLABORATIONS – Dr Eliot Marston, Head of Strategic Projects & Partnerships (Life Sciences) at the University of Birmingham
  • 12:15 – 12:25 – ENGAGING WITH MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY MARKET OPPORTUNITIES IN CHINA – Dr Richard Williams, Research Fellow, Co-Deputy Director of the University of Birmingham and Southeast University Joint Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering at the University of Birmingham
  • 12:25 – 12:35 – MED TECH OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN THE BIRMINGHAM LIFE SCIENCES PARK – Professor Liam Grover, Professor of Biomaterials Science, Deputy Head of the School of Chemical Engineering & Director of the Healthcare Technologies Institute at the University of Birmingham
  • 12:35 – 13:05 – NETWORKING LUNCH
  • 13:05 – 14:05 – INDIVIDUAL DISCUSSIONS – Facilitator
  • 14:05 – 14:15 – EVENT SUMMARY AND DEPARTURES – Professor Liam Grover, Professor of Biomaterials Science, Deputy Head of the School of Chemical Engineering & Director of the Healthcare Technologies Institute at the University of Birmingham

FAQs:

Where is the venue located?

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Where are the closest car parks?

There is a multi-story pay & display car park (Car Park D on this map) located opposite the Heritage Building main entrance.

Public transport

The nearest station to the hospital is University station, less than 10 minutes walk from the ITM.

University station is on the Cross City line. There are trains approximately every 10 minutes from New Street station in Birmingham city centre (final destination: Bromsgrove or Redditch).