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Presentations now available for Healthcare Innovation Roadshow

19th October 2018

The Healthcare Innovation Roadshow, in collaboration with the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN), National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Medilink West Midlands, took place on Thursday 18th October 2018, at iCentrum in Birmingham. 

The Healthcare Innovation Roadshow showcased the support that can be accessed by MedTech SMEs, from funding and adoption to Intellectual Property and design. The event followed the natural stages of a medical device – the day began with INVENTION, through to RESEARCH, followed by EVALUATION and ADOPTION.

Presentations from speakers at the event are now available to view below (PDF):


‘WMAHSN Industry Gateway’,  Chris Dyke, Connectivity Manager, Medilink West Midlands

‘Product Design’, Mike Phillips, Design Development Director, Renfrew Group International

‘Top Tips for Protecting Your Intellectual Property’, Florian Bazant-Hegemark, Chartered (UK) and European Patent Attorney, Marks & Clerk LLP


‘CRN West Midlands Commercial Service’, Sinead Collinge, Industry Operations Manager, NIHR Clinical Research Network West Midlands

‘Access to Expertise’, Clare Woods, NIHR Business Development Manager, NIHR Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure

‘The NIHR Supporting Medtech SMEs’, Martin Hunt, i4i Programme Director, i4i Funding

‘NIHR Research Design Service West Midlands’, Dr Olga Vikhireva, RDS Advisor, Institute of Applied Health Research – University of Birmingham

‘Clinical Trials Insurance’, Hannah Nicholson, Account Manager, Arthur J. Gallagher


‘Supporting Medical Devices Research’, Dr Daljeet Bansal, NIHR Trauma MedTech Programme Manager/Innovation Research Business Manager

‘Finance for Innovation’, Dr Cynthia Bullock, Senior Innovation Lead – Enabling Programmes, Innovate UK

‘The NIHR CLAHRCs’, Paul Bird, Head of Programmes (Engagement), NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC WM)


‘Meridian Innovation Health Exchange’, Tammy Holmes, Innovation and Adoption Programme Manager, WMAHSN

‘Working with SMEs’, Nita Vryaparj, Procurement, University Hospitals Birmingham

‘HeartFlow’, Gina McDonald Main, Vice President, HeartFlow Inc.

‘Digital Health West Midlands’, Neil Mortimer, Business Manager, WMAHSN

‘Serendip Digital Health Incubator & Accelerator’, Bethan Bishop, Business Mentor, WMAHSN

Keep an eye on our website for more events and news for the MedTech sector. Want to find out more about our most popular networking event? Meet in the Midlands will be returning on 22nd November 2018.

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