Navigate UK medtech landscape webinar

Navigate UK medtech landscape webinar

The UK healthcare sector is continuously looking for innovative medtech solutions that can address their unmet clinical needs.

About this Event

With the medical devices market estimated to be worth £10+ billion (UK) in 2021, there is enough support for UK Medtech companies to prosper. During the webinar, the National Institute of Health Research, Innovate UK, Kent Surrey Sussex AHSN, EEN, KTN and DIT will outline how companies can navigate the Medtech landscape of support that is available to British and European innovative Medtech companies. This covers areas from research and development, funding initiatives, clinical trials or investigations to commercialising medical technologies.

What will be covered?

  • What the UK government is doing to support the Medtech sector in the UK when developing, collaborating, commercialising their devices in the UK and internationally.
  • Opportunities to collaborate with the UK’s leading clinicians and academics to support the development of new innovations.
  • How the NIHR can support Medtech companies - i.e. generate evidence within the health system (connect to expertise, collaborations, setup trials, funding, data, patients, samples etc)
  • How to access many of the UK’s R&D funding programmes.
  • How international Medtech companies can start operating in the UK.
  • Latest changes in regulations.

Guest Speakers:

  • James Richards, Business Development, National Institute for Health Research
  • Nuala Foley, Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) Industry Engagement Manager
  • Neil Ebenezer, DIT Medtech Sector Specialist
  • Michael Kipping, Innovate UK Innovation Lead - Biomedical Catalyst, Health Sector Team
  • Matt Chapman, Knowledge Transfer Manager, Medtech and Manufacturing at KTN
  • Jakub Rakoczy, Innovation adviser at EEN

This webinar is targeted at UK and European companies with Medtech solutions or developing Medtech solutions only. Places are limited so please register to express your interest in attending the event. Your registration on Eventbrite does not guarantee your attendance to the webinar. To speed up the verification process please do not use personal email address.

About the Organisers

The National Institute for Health Research

The NIHR supports the global Medtech sector access the UK’s research and health system. As a leading destination for clinical research, the NIHR can support life science companies generate the required clinical and economic evidence to progress the development of their new Medtech products towards market. They can work with Medtech companies at any stage of clinical development pipeline by supporting companies:

  • Gain access to expertise: introduction to leading academic and clinical researchers across the UK's Health System and universities; with expertise across a very broad range of disease and technology areas.
  • Setup collaborations with UK researchers around experimental medicine / translational research; either evaluating new therapies or technologies in the health system or to gain deeper insights into disease mechanisms.
  • Setup and manage both commercial contract and collaborative clinical research across the health system. They offer early feasibility, site and investigator identification, setup and trial performance management.
  • Gain access to other research provisions; including data (research and health), access to patients, access to clinical samples or access to facilities/research techniques.
  • Access a variety of funding programmes to help finance research.

The Academic Health Science Networks (AHSN)

The Academic Health Science Networks are the bodies that connect NHS and academic organisations, local authorities, the third sector and industry. There are 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) across England, established by NHS England to spread innovation at pace and scale – improving health and generating economic growth. Each AHSN works across a distinct geography serving a different population in each region.

Innovate UK

Innovate UK is the UK’s innovation agency. Innovate UK works with people, companies and partner organisations to find and drive the science and technology innovations that will grow the UK economy - delivering productivity, new jobs and exports. Our aim at Innovate UK is to keep the UK globally competitive in the race for future prosperity.

Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) uses deep sector expertise to make powerful connections across industries, geographies and skillsets to drive change through innovation. These connections have never been more important as – globally and as the UK – we respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. They’re working closely with Innovate UK and other organisations to try and connect companies able to respond or adapt to the UK’s new challenges.

Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) helps ambitious businesses innovate and grow internationally. They provide expert advice and support for businesses looking to commercialise products/services and succeed in new markets.

Department of International Trade

The Department for International Trade (DIT), helps businesses export, drives inward and outward investment, negotiates market access and trade deals, and champions free trade. DIT also help overseas companies locate and grow in the UK.


3 December, 2020 - 3 December, 2020
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Innovate UK

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