9:30 am - 3:30 pm

GM Connected Health Ecosystem: Research & Innovation Health Accelerator Programme

Citylabs 1.0, Nelson Street, Manchester M13 9NQ

This GM Connected Health Ecosystem event is about enabling and celebrating excellence in research collaborations with industry. It is a joint event organised by the ERDF Research & Innovation Accelerator, Translation Manchester, and the Christabel Pankhurst Institute Translation Theme. The goal is to bring academic researchers and industry together to exchange experience of successful collaborations, to identify opportunities for future collaborations, and to highlight support and funding opportunities for academic-industry collaborations.

We will be meeting in-person at Citylabs 1.0 where refreshments and lunch will be provided.



9:00-9:30 | Registration & coffee

9:30-9:40 | Welcome & introduction

9:40-11:00 | Case study talks (each with industry & academic partner presenting)

o WILBO’S BLENDS | Lisa Miles (CEO); Dr Alex Thompson (Health Economist)

o VISCGO | Martyn Boaden and Liz Boaden; Dr Sorrel Burden (Reader in Nutrition and Dietetics) and Debra Jones (PDRA)

o AI Nostics | Hojjat Azadbakht (CEO); Hamied Haroon (Research Associate in Biomedical Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

11:00-11:15 | Networking activity

11:15-11:30 | Coffee break

11:30-12:15 | Case study talks

o Kuppd |

o Clinical Neuropsychology Services Ltd | Charlotte Giblin (Assistant Psychologist)

12:15-12:45 | Networking activity

12:45-13:30 | Lunch

13:30-14:30 | Funding opportunities and support

o Knowledge Exchange & SME Partnerships | Caroline Stanton (Head of SME Partnerships), Funding opportunities for collaborative projects with SMEs

o Translation Manchester | Fiona Foster and Alessandro Faroni, Available support and funding opportunities for translational researchers

o FBMH Business Engagement | Craig Alexander (Business Engagement Officer), Key tips for collaborating with industry

o Innovate UK | Matt Chapman (Knowledge Transfer Manager for MedTech and Manufacturing), Funding opportunities at Innovate UK

14:30-15:00 | Keynote talk Prof. Aravind Vijayaraghavan (Professor of Nanomaterials, Department of Materials, Head of Internationalisation, Faculty of Science & Engineering)

Optional post-workshop Pankhurst Building tour

Registration for the Connected Health Ecosystem is now open – tickets are limited, so we recommend securing your place now. 


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