The National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and the NIHR Brain Injury MedTech Co-operative were the organisers of a roadshow event for innovators which took place on 16th October 2018 at the Bradfield Centre, a unique location located in the Cambridge Science Park.
Almost a hundred of SMEs representatives from MedTech field stepped away from their projects, last Tuesday 16th October, to take part to the NIHR Roadshow for MedTech SMEs, organised in Cambridge by the National Institute of Health Research and the NIHR Brain Injury MedTech Co-operative. The aim of the event – which took place at the unique location of The Bradfield Centre (Science Park) – was to provide information to and answer questions from SMEs representatives about the NIHR infrastructures support for clinical research and medical device product development.
Here below available the slides of the talks:
NIHR Funding for MedTech SMEs- Inventions for Innovation (i4i) - Mr Martin Hunt Accessing the NIHR Clinical Research Infrastructure - Ms Clare Woods The Role of the Knowledge Transfer Network in MedTech Innovation - Mr David Calder Stratification of Technology for Global Neurotrauma - Prof Peter Hutchinson NIHR Infrastructure & Collaborative Opportunities- MedTech and In Vitro Diagnostic Co-operatives (MICs) - Prof John Pickard Eastern Academic Health Sciences Network (EASHN) & NHS England Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) - Mr Mark Otto-Smith Industry Partnerships at NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre- Connect & Collate through the Clinical Research Facility - Ms Sandra Mulrennan3. NIHRNIHR Research Design Service (East of England) - Dr Jonathan Scales NIHR Clinical Research Network (Eastern) - Mr Lyndon Bridgewater Clinical Engineering Innovation Consultancy Services - Dr Sarah Knight Cambridge Wireless: Connecting the Digital World - Mr Abhi Naha MedCity: Promoting Investment, Entrepreneurship and Industry - Ms Neelam Patel Involving the Public: The Register for Healthcare and Technology Evaluation - Dr Alexis Joannides SME Perspective: MediSieve - Dr George Frodsham
The attendees were able to gain a greater and better understanding of the role played by the NIHR in NHS Innovation, and the growing roleof the many infrastructures in ensuring product development takes place in a safe, regulated and professional manner. The event was well received and engaged a lot of interest.