19th July 2017 09:30

Entrepreneurs, academics and business representatives are invited to join the EIT Health UK-Ireland and Oxford Biodesign's teams on this exciting occasion. The event will discuss innovation and entrepreneurship in healthcare and new strategies to develop talents, drive business ideas forward and tackle the challenges ahead.

The day will commence with a closer look at current healthcare challenges and ways of tackling them through new solutions. A systematic and proven approach to clinical needs finding and creatively inventing new biomedical technologies that take into account the important stakeholders of current healthcare settings, is the Oxford Biodesign Programme, our host for the day. We will hear some exciting pitches from their current fellows to round up the morning session. The afternoon will be dedicated to mechanisms for funding healthcare innovations, such as the EIT Health Headstart and Proof-of-Concept funding.

The 2017 finalists of this programme will have the opportunity to pitch their inspirational projects to a panel of experts (angel investors, VCs, serial entrepreneurs), with the possibility of winning up to €50,000 in cash. This session will also include short presentations from UK and Ireland funders of and investors in healthcare innovations.

Draft Programme: 9:30am – 10:00am Arrival and registration 10:00 – 10:15am Welcome and introduction 10:15am -12:30pm Session 1: Healthcare Innovation – Generating Ideas (including pitches from Oxford Biodesign Programme fellows) 12:30pm – 1:30pm Networking lunch 1:30pm – 4:30pm Session 2: Funding Healthcare Innovation (including pitches of finalists from the 2017 EIT Health UK-Ireland Headstart/Proof-of-Concept programme) 4:30pm – 5:00pm Closing Remarks and Announcing the winners of Headstart/Proof-of-Concept Winners 5:00pm onwards Networking drinks

For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/eit-health-uk-ireland-health-innovation-day-tickets-33707320503

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