Are you an academic interested in finding out how your knowledge can be used to solve industry challenges? Would you like to widen your network? Meet potential collaborators / future employees? Gain insights into relevant funding schemes? If you answer YES to any of the above, now is the time to register for the AIMday in Healthy Ageing.



The University of Oxford, together with the UK Spine Knowledge Exchange, will be hosting an AIMday in Healthy Ageing on Wednesday 9th October 2019. This event will bring together industry with academia to discuss the healthcare challenges associated with ageing. The UK Spine initiative aims to accelerate innovations in ageing and the AIMday will draw on expertise from all the UK Spine’s partners: the University of Oxford, the University of Dundee, the University of Birmingham, the Medicines Discovery Catapult and the Francis Crick Institute.



An Academic Industry Meeting Day (AIMday) is an innovative networking event that allows external organisations to set the agenda and gain academic perspective into industry challenges. The idea is simple: each AIMday has a specific theme and is centred around small group discussions based on a question posed by the external participant. This gives industry partners and researchers the assurance that the topics addressed will be of genuine interest, while also providing the opportunity to gain fresh insights, meet potential collaborators, and grow a network.



How it works:


Step 1: Organisations submit a question (or questions) in the area that they would like academics to answer


Step 2: Oxford’s researchers sign up to discuss one or more or the questions.


Step 3: On the day, each question forms the basis for face to face, 60 minute meetings


The Business Development Team will be available to follow up any productive discussions with researchers and external partners. The day is interspersed with opportunities for networking and informal discussion.


For more information about the event, please contact


FREE registration for academics is now open and closes on Friday 27 September (advance registration is essential).


A range of companies including Five Alarm Bio, Isansys, Kemuri, Shift Bioscience (& more) are registered to attend the event and it will be a fantastic opportunity for researchers looking to network with industry and discuss relevant questions.


To see the questions posed by these companies, please visit


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