A new virtual MedTech summit hosted at Bournemouth University will welcome SMEs, innovators, academics and clinicians to explore new collaborations together.
The North-South MedTech Summit is led by the NIHR Surgical MedTech Co-operative and Bournemouth University in partnership with the OVHcloud Startup Program and powered by Empact Ventures.
The free-of-charge virtual event will take place on Friday 26th November 2021 to enable new discussions, insights and collaborations from the UK MedTech ecosystem and beyond.
The North-South MedTech Summit follows on from the Virtual Northern MedTech Summit in January 2021, and the Market Access for MedTech Course powered by the NIHR Surgical MedTech Co-operative, Empact Ventures and other partners.
The upcoming summit is supported by HealthTech World and the Leeds Academic Health Partnership (LAHP) who will join 40+ speakers across 8 roundtables featuring Innovate UK, IQ Capital, the Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network, the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), the University of Leeds, Brandon Medical Co and more.
Vee Mapunde, Programme Director of the National Institute for Health Research Surgical MedTech Co-operative, said, “As part of our research programme grant, the NIHR Surgical MedTech Co-operative hosts a National Meeting annually which is an opportunity for delegates to network and create new multidisciplinary collaborations and secondly to stimulate the development of innovative ideas to address challenges in surgery.
"This year we will be co-hosting this event with Bournemouth University as the North-South MedTech Summit to showcase and stimulate MedTech collaborations between our two organisations, supported by Empact Ventures and OVHcloud. We are really looking forward to some stimulating discussions that will hopefully lead to fruitful collaborations for the use of big data/robotics/internet of things/AR/VR to drive the next surgical revolution also known as Surgery 4.0.”
Ian Jones, Head of External Engagement at Bournemouth University said, “We're delighted to be involved in supporting this conference. At BU, we're committed to helping people live better for longer, through the research we conduct, to the courses we teach and our industry partnerships and are looking forward to engaging with the latest industry technology which may support our future work.”
To learn more and register, please visit https://empact.ventures/north-south-medtech-summit/