Overview

The aim of the free of charge North-South MedTech Summit is to promote and encourage new collaborations between MedTech startups, scale-ups, SMEs, academics and clinicians across the UK. We wish to raise awareness of the support on offer from the NIHR Surgical MedTech Co-operative, Bournemouth University, OVHcloud Startup Program and Empact Ventures across the UK including the North and South of England.

The virtual event will take place on Friday 26th November 2021 bringing together the UK MedTech ecosystem with its global equivalents to create new discussions, insights and collaborations. It will involvement MedTech startups, scale-ups and SMEs pitching and exhibiting in our Startup Showcase with live demonstrations to welcome new collaborations.

The virtual initiative will take place on our Hopin Virtual Event platform featuring keynote talks (Stage), MedTech Showcase (Sessions) roundtable discussions (Sessions), live chat, polls, live Q & A, video speed networking (Networking) and our digital exhibition (Expo). Our Replay area will enable you to watch any recorded sessions you have missed during the event only and recordings will be posted on this page by mid-December 2021.

Friday 26th November 2021

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We are one of 11 Medtech and in-vitro diagnostics co-operatives (MICs) funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to act as centres of expertise that focus on clinical areas of high morbidity and unmet need for NHS patients. Working collaboratively with patients and patient groups, charities, industry, clinicians and academics.

 

Bournemouth University has more than 19,000 students and are ranked as one of the top 100 young universities in the world. It also features the Institute of Medical Imaging and Visualisation (IMIV) to support high-quality research and education in the fields of medical imaging and medical visualisation including a state-of-the-art Siemens 3T MRI Scanner.

                 

OVHcloud is a leading European cloud hyperscaler and has been a cloud and infrastructure provider for over 20 years, with more than 1.5 million customers worldwide served by 32 global water-cooled data centres. The OVHcloud Startup Program is a global program that has been running since 2015 and has received 7000 applications of which more than 2000 have been assisted with cloud credits and solution architecture support. It provides tech startups with €10,000 of cloud hosting credits and up to €100,000 for scale-ups, enabling them to facilitate exponential and international
growth.

                 

Empact Ventures are super connectors who open the right doors at the right time to help the right people and organisations achieve the right mutual outcomes. We co-design initiatives with public and private sector organisations to create aggregate social or economic impact including the Market Access for MedTech course, Virtual Northern MedTech Summit, Super Connect for Good Competition and the Super Connect Series. We are also global innovation scouts that proactively discovers, engages and facilitate introductions to the right innovation and business development opportunities that match the needs of our clients.

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The Agenda

Introductions from the delivery partners of the North-South MedTech Summit

    • Empact Ventures (Kosta Mavroulakis, Founder & CEO)
    • National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Surgical MedTech Co-operative (Vee Mapunde, Programme Director)
    • Bournemouth University (Ian Jones, Head of External Relations)
    • OVHcloud Startup Program (Philip Marais, UK-Northern Europe Startup Lead)

You will hear pitches and see live demonstrations from the best emerging HealthTech and MedTech startups and scale-ups around the UK, Ireland and Europe. The innovation on display including AI, HealthTech, MedTech, Big Data and Surgery 4.0:

    • QV Bioelectronics (Leeds, North of England, UK): They are pioneering an implanted electrotherapy device to treat brain tumours. The internal electrotherapy devices fits elegantly into the current treatment pathway and once implanted, it will deliver pain and side effect free treatment 24/7 directly to the site of the cancer cells. 
    • CanSense (Swansea, Wales, UK): The innovative test provides an affordable healthcare solution to early-stage cancer detection using one simple blood test sample, significantly, reducing the high levels of cancer mortality
    • Miwendo Solutions (Barcelona, Spain) It provides a low-cost and safe electromagnetic accessory designed to be attached at the tip of a conventional colonoscope. It automatizes polyp detection emitting an alarm when a polyp is sensed and increases the field of view to 360 degrees. It also differentiates malignant and benign tissues without changing the current clinical practice.
    • UNEEG Medical UK (London & Glasgow, UK & Denmark): it is pioneering cognitive technologies that collect, monitor and analyze brain activity (EEG). UNEEG medical’s first CE-marked medical devices can be used for medical and diagnostic purposes within epilepsy.
    • Medisieve (London, UK): Magnetic Blood Filtration” (MBF) is a first-of-its-kind drug/device combination platform that enables the removal of specific substances from the bloodstream. It can be used either as a direct treatment, to increase the safety and efficacy of other therapies, or enable personalised medicine. 

Note: The above have been carefully selected by Empact Ventures and the NIHR Surgical MedTech Co-operative through the Super Connect for Good Competition Top 100 Finalists here

What can the NIHR Surgical MedTech Co-operative (MIC) do for you? (Chaired by NIHR) This will raise awareness of the support available from the NIHR, its MICs, initiatives and key projects including its MedTech Toolkit and App. It will also involve insights from its industry and patient partners.
Identifying Funding Options for MedTech (Chaired by Empact Ventures): This will focus on raising awareness of and identify the right public sector funding (e.g. grants, research charities) and private sector funding (e.g. investment, crowdfunding, debt finance etc.) to support MedTech SMEs long-term sustainability.
The Rise of AI, Big Data, Robotics, AR/VR & Cloud infrastructure for MedTech (Chaired by OVHcloud) This will include a discussion with emerging MedTech startups, scale-ups and SMEs on the use of these innovations in the healthcare sector. They will also share their insights about how they use them to achieve patient outcomes and unmet needs.
The Challenges, Trends and Opportunities faced by MedTech Companies in the North and South (Chaired by Bournemouth University) This will feature MedTech stakeholders across the North and South of England discussing the challenges, trends and opportunities faced by MedTech companies including the differences and similarities.
The Rise of Surgery 4.0 in the Digital Health Landscape

(Chaired by NIHR)

This will discuss the emergence and role of Surgery 4.0 in an ever-changing healthcare sector. It will further demonstrate the use of new technologies to support its aims including the use of AI, Internet of Things, AR/VR, Robotics and Big Data before, during and after surgery.
Overcoming Procurement Challenges to Maximise Digital Health Adoption (Chaired by Empact Ventures): This will discuss how MedTech startups, scale-ups and SMEs can better prepare to successfully enter this particular market. It will also cover how to get innovative products noticed and adopted and ensure their products are routinely used and not pushed aside after a pilot evaluation.
University and Industrial Collaborations: Sharing Knowledge and Enhancing Innovation

(Chaired by Bournemouth University)

This will discuss how universities and industry can work together on new mutually beneficial collaborations.
The Healthcare Data Opportunity: How to maximise its use securely (Chaired by OVHcloud) This will help small to large MedTech understand the opportunities to leverage cloud infrastructures in a practical, secure and value-adding manner.

The Digital Exhibition will provide you with an opportunity to connect with both MedTech SMEs and support organisations. It will enable you to view their support material, and connect over video or text chat. You will be super connected by email with them if you select their ‘Super Connect Me’ button.

It will include:

    • NIHR Surgical MedTech Co-operative
    • Bournemouth University Institute for Medical Imaging & Visualisation
    • The OVHcloud Startup Program
    • Leeds Academic Health Partnership
    • BSI Group
    • DiabTrend
    • Be Nosy
    • Bournemouth University Business School
    • Empact Ventures

The Networking Area will provide you with an opportunity to super connect with other attendees on a one-to-one basis over video.

The short 3-minute sessions are randomly allocated by the Hopin Virtual Event Platform which can be extended for another 3-minutes, or you can move to the next person.

If you would like to super connect with that person, select the ‘Connect’ button to exchange contact details.

You will hear pitches and see live demonstrations from the best emerging HealthTech and MedTech startups and scale-ups around the UK, Ireland and Europe. The innovation on display including AI, HealthTech, MedTech, Big Data and Surgery 4.0.

Companies to be announced by November 2021

The Digital Exhibition will provide you with an opportunity to connect with both MedTech SMEs and support organisations. It will enable you to view their support material and connect over video or text chat. You will be super connected by email with them if you select their ‘Super Connect Me’ button.

It will include:

    • NIHR Surgical MedTech Co-operative
    • Bournemouth University Institute for Medical Imaging & Visualisation
    • The OVHcloud Startup Program
    • Leeds Academic Health Partnership
    • BSI Group
    • DiabTrend
    • Be Nosy
    • Bournemouth University Business School
    • Empact Ventures

The Networking Area will provide you with an opportunity to super connect with other attendees on a one-to-one basis over video.

The short 3-minute sessions are randomly allocated by the Hopin Virtual Event Platform which can be extended for another 3-minutes, or you can move to the next person.

If you would like to super connect with that person, select the ‘Connect’ button to exchange contact details.

After the event, the Empact Ventures team of super connectors will make at least 3 free super connections to potential partners, clients or funders to those that opt-in by selecting the ‘Super Connect Me’ option on the registration form.

This will give you the option to select your collaboration outcomes of interest (e.g. pilots, contracts, funding etc.), innovation interests (e.g. AI, HealthTech, MedTech etc.), your business challenges (e.g. development, growth or funding challenges) and to specify which of the speakers, exhibitors or partners you’d like to connect with.

If you attend the ‘Expo’ area during the event and select the ‘Super Connect Me by Email’ or ‘Connect’ button in the Networking area, we will also introduce you to these exhibitors by email after the date.

Note: Super connections are only made for attendees that register and attend on the day. Given the high volume of super connections that we facilitate manually, we will make your introductions any time between 27th November 2021 – 31st January 2022

The Expo

This will provide you with access to the below exhibitors who you can connect with via video or text, view their pitch deck or brochure, or ask them questions, and if you select our 'Super Connect by Email' button, we will introduce you to your selected exhibitor(s) by email after the event.

MedTech Startup Showcase

Startups/ Scaleups in the following areas; AI – MedTech – HealthTech – Surgery 4.0 – Big Data – Robotics – IoT – AR/VR

CanSense

Innovation in cancer diagnostics

10-1

UNEEG Medical UK

Explore the possibilities of ultra long term eeg monitoring with the 24/7 EEG SubQ. Ambulant EEG monitoring of your patients with epilepsy at home

54-1

MediSieve

Magnetic Blood Filtration

40-1

iLof - Intelligent Lab on Fiber

Accelerating a new era of personalised therapies

35-1 (1)

QV Bioelectronics

Longer, Better Quality Lives for Brain Tumour Patients

27

RemmedVR

Home Vision Therapy in Virtual Reality

50-1

Miwendo Solutions

A medical device that integrates microwave technology with colonoscopy in order to improve the prevention, diagnosis and knowledge of colorectal cancer.

45-200x100

Happyr Health

``Tame the pain. Tame the dragon.``

24-1

Virtuleap

Virtuleap is a health and education VR startup that is taking cognitive assessment and training to the next level thanks to VR and AI.

68-200x100

AZmed

AUGMENTING DOCTORS WITH THE POWER OF AI

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AlgoDX

Assisted Intelligence for Intensive Care

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Our Roundtable Speakers

The following speakers will be joining us across our 6 roundtables:

Dr Rob Middleton

Professor of Orthopaedics at Bournemouth University

(Key Note & Roundtable Speaker)

Dr Lesley Booth MBE

Director of Research and Public & Patient Involvement and Engagement

David King

Digital Design Manager

(Keynote and Roundtable Speaker)

Vee Mapunde

Programme Director, NIHR Surgical MedTech Co-operative

Mike Kipping

Health Innovation Lead at Innovate UK

Dr Luan Linden-Phillips

Innovation Adoption Specialist

David Brettle

Chief Scientific Officer

Jo Slota-Newson

Venture Capital Investor at IQ Capital

Steve Parr

Enterprise M3 LEP

Kartheka Bojan

CEO at BrainBerry

Professor David Jayne

Clinical Director at NIHR Sugial MedTech Co-operative

Dimitri Fague

Product Marketing Manager (Healthcare) at OVHcloud

Andrew Sears

Campaigns Associate at Seedrs

Dr Nikki Rousseau

University Academic Fellow

Philip Marais

UK-Northern Europe Lead

Maciej (Matt) Szurek

Co Founder CEO at Remmed VR

Ian Jones

Head of External Relations Bournemouth University

Carina Cunha

Founder at Nosy

Dr Amando Vargas-Palacios

Senior Research Fellow

Mike Lewis

Healthcare Programme Director at NIHR i4i and SBRI

Kosta Mavroulakis

Founder & CEO

Amir Bozorgzadeh

Co Founder CEO at Virtuleap

Dr David Meads

Associate Professor in Health Economics

Dr Keith Tsui

CEO and Co-Founder

Kate Lodge

Leeds Academic Health Partnership / Yorkshire & Humber AHSN

Professor Alejandro Frangi

Professor at University of Leeds Centre for Responsive Health Innovations

Professor Naeem Soomro

RCS Co-Director in Robotic and Digital Surgery & Professor of Urology at Newscastle University

Ryan Matthew

Associate Professor (Clinical) at University of Leeds

Adrian Hall

Chief Operating Officer Brandon Medical Co Ltd

 Dr Lois Farquharson

Executive Dean of Bournemouth University Business School

Richard Renaut

Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer

Rachel Clarke

Business Engagement & Knowledge Exchange Manager

David Brettle

Chief Scientific Officer at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Deborah Stocken

Director Surgical Interventions, Diagnostics and Devices (SIDD) Division & Head of Statistics

Adam Kehrer

Chief Marketing Officer – DiabTrend

Megan Morys-Carter

Director of TheHill

Rebecca Hindley

Senior Lecturer In Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour

Dan Gilpin

Topol Digital Fellow of Health Education England

Anastassia Bolotkova

Business Development Lead of Life Sciences at Bruntwood SciTech

Na’el Clarke

Commercial Director at University Hospitals Southampton

Phil Carvil

HealthTec Cluster Manager Science and Technology Facilities Council

Liza Alem

Strategic Partnerships Specialist at AZmed

More Speakers To Be Announced