Agenda released for Health Tech Symposium

23rd September 2020, 8:43 am


09.30 – 09.35   Welcome from Charlotte Lewis, pro-manchester Health Tech committee chair

09.35 – 10.00   Professor Ben Bridgewater Chief Executive – Health Innovation Manchester
Digital Health In Greater Manchester
Ben is a leading expert on health informatics, national clinical audit, clinical governance, healthcare transparency, patient experience measurement and digital transformation in healthcare and therefore perfectly placed to kickstart our Health tech Symposium. With a wealth of experience Ben will be setting the scene and introducing the Healthtech / Health Innovation infrastructure in Greater Manchester.

10.00 – 10.30   Panel – Building the environment – Jamie Bottomley – Alderley Park, Steven Heales – GMCA, Catherine Davidson – MIDAS, Gareth Banks AHR Architects
Our first panel of the morning will be focusing on ‘building the environment’ in Health Innovation focusing on what infrastructure Manchester has and needs to cultivate the perfect environment for Health Tech businesses to thrive.

10.30 – 10.40   Break

10.40 – 11.05   Sarah Brooke
Making Innovation work for People – Meeting Unmet Needs
Sarah will joining us to talk about the relationship between the potential user and health tech innovators highlighting the importance of understanding unmet needs in order to have a real impact on health outcomes.

11.05 – 11.35   Panel – Making Innovation work for People – Meeting Unmet Needs – Sarah Brooke, Taz Alawoud – NHS, Saif Ahmed – NHS
Following Sarah’s session, our expert panel will be delving further into the user / innovator relationship and discussing how, in a sector where everything moves so quickly, we ensure that we can all keep up whilst also ensuring that people’s needs are being met.

11.35 – 11.45   Break

11.45 – 12.10   John Ashcroft Chief Executive – Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and the University Dental Hospital of Manchester
An NHS perspective
In this penultimate session John will provide his perspective as an NHS CEO and discuss the relationship between the public and independent sector in driving health innovation.

12.10 – 12.35   Panel – Commercialising Health Tech – Andy Wilkinson – University of Manchester Innovation Factory, Simon Leigh – ORCHA, Stephen Critchlow – Evergreen Life, Simon Bradbury – Appleyard Lees
Our final session of the day with be discussing the commercialisation of Health Tech innovations. How do you get products to market and considerations need to be taken into account to ensure success?

12.35 – 12.40   Close by Charlotte Lewis


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