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The latest Health Life Sciences news from KTN


Welcome to the April edition of our Health and Life Sciences newsletter. This month we have an exceptionally large number of new events and competitions of relevance to the health and life sciences sector to highlight - please read on for further details.

Innovate UK competition for UK-China collaboration to tackle AMR now open

Innovate UK has opened a collaborative competition to work with Chinese partners to tackle the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. In order to support potential participants from the UK and China to find partners to participate in this competition, KTN is hosting a partnering webinar on 2nd May 2018.

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Investment in digital pathology, radiology and AI

As part of the ISCF Wave 2 Challenge, Data to Early Diagnosis and Precision Medicine, and subject to formal sign off, UK Research and Innovation will be investing up to £50 million in the creation of centres of excellence in digital pathology and/or in-vivo imaging.

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Improving the manufacture of novel medicines for human use

A further call for innovative projects in medicines manufacturing - part of Wave 1 of the ISCF Leading Edge Healthcare Challenge - is now open. You can find out more about this competition by watching the webcast video from Innovate UK’s briefing webinar.

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Taking the next step in innovative medicines manufacturing

This year’s Medicines Manufacturing Industry Partnership (MMIP) conference will focus on the technology and innovation driving the future of medicines manufacturing within the UK, and the support to the sector provided through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. 

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Future vaccines research and development

While vaccination is widely recognised as a critical element of public health, it is estimated by the WHO that approximately 24m children per annum are still not properly vaccinated against prevailing infections, let alone have access to vaccines against emerging and re-emerging threats (e.g. Ebola, Zika etc).

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Podcast: KTN's Terry O'Neill on advances in healthcare

Terry O'Neill, KTN's Head of Health, discusses the latest innovations across the health sector in a new podcast. We are already in the realm of gene and cell therapy and precision medicine, or as Terry puts it “We’re right at the beginning of the revolution.”

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Report on biomaterials research translation in Europe

The European Society for Biomaterials (ESB) has published a report on the biomaterials research translation in Europe. This report was commissioned in 2014 by the ESB Council in collaboration with the Presidents of the national societies of biomaterials across Europe.

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Leadership training for the bio industries

UCL's Vision Programme is uniquely tailored for the bioindustry to capture the synergies between bioscience, technology & business practice. The course will run on 10-12 October 2018 at University College London.

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Showcasing innovation at the International Business Festival

Innovate UK and KTN, along with DIT and BEIS, are hosting a stand in the UK Innovation Hub at the International Business Festival and offering cutting edge innovators the opportunity  to showcase their innovations. Expression of interest closes April 13th.

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Latest KTN Events

Investment in Digital Pathology, Radiology and AI - part of the ISCF challenge “Data to Early Diagnosis and Precision Medicine”

Fri, 20 Apr, Manchester

As part of the ISCF Wave 2 Challenge, Data to Early Diagnosis and Precision Medicine, and subject to formal sign off, UK Research and Innovation will be investing up to £50 million in the creation of centres of excellence in digital pathology and/or in-vivo imaging (including radiology and other imaging techniques). KTN, on behalf of UK Research and Innovation, will be holding a briefing to provide Information on the call and networking opportunities for those attending in person. A live stream webcast will also be available.

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Partnering Webinar: UK and China collaboration to tackle Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

Wed, 2 May, Webinar

Innovate UK on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care is to invest up to £10 million of Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding in bilateral R&D projects between the UK and China to address the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. The objective of this webinar is to support potential participants from the UK and China to find partners to participate together in this competition.

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Future Vaccines Research and Development: Advancing the Manufacturing & Deployment of Cost Effective Vaccines in a Changing Landscape

Mon, 21 May, London

KTN is holding an event in partnership with Imperial College to bring together the vaccine development and manufacturing community in human health in the UK, to learn about the latest innovative technologies, hear about current UK capabilities and Department of Health and Social Care investments to date, the work of the UK Vaccine Network, Future Vaccines Manufacturing Research hub(s) and also potentially future opportunities for funding through mechanisms such as the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

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Propelling Growth: Taking the Next Step in Innovative Medicines Manufacturing

Thu, 7 Jun, Stevenage

This year’s Medicines Manufacturing Industry Partnership (MMIP) conference will focus on the technology and innovation driving the future of medicines manufacturing within the UK, and the support to the sector provided through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF). We will explore the role of future enabling technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), digital design, automation, robotics and synthetic biology in the medicines manufacturing of tomorrow.

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Innovate UK in the East of England 2018

Fri, 20 Apr, Ipswich

How will “Industry 4.0“, a connected, digital future impact your business? Whether it’s agritech or medtech, energy or engineering, hospitals or factories, we can help you understand and seize the opportunities. Includes a breakout session on Life Sciences.

 

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Med-Tech Innovation Expo

Wed, 25 Apr - Thu, 26 Apr, Coventry

 

KTN is delighted to partner the Med-Tech Innovation Expo, the UK and Ireland’s leading showcase for medical design and manufacturing technology with more than 200 companies from all areas of the medical device supply chain engaging with 2,500+ visitors across two action-packed days in April 2018.

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Showcasing Emerging Technologies 2018 - Photonics and Imaging

Tue, 1 May, London

KTN is organising an Emerging Technologies Showcase event to show off new imaging technologies from UK universities and their spinout companies. Exhibitors will demonstrate their emerging imaging technologies and talk about how they work and may be used in potential applications.

 

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Showcasing Emerging Technologies 2018 - Sensors

Thu, 3 May, Glasgow

KTN is organising an Emerging Technologies Showcase event to show off new sensor technologies from UK universities and their spinout companies. Exhibitors will demonstrate their emerging sensor technologies and talk about how they work and may be used in potential applications.

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Consortia Building Workshop: EU Funding for the Bio-Based Industries (BBI)

Thu, 10 May, Glasgow

Brought to you by KTN, the H2020 UK National Contact Point, SusChem UK and Enterprise Europe Network, this free to attend event will give details about the 2018 support from the European Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking and will provide you with the opportunity to:

  • Identify and link with new partners across Europe
  • Join consortia forming around forthcoming 2018 topics
  • Discuss and refine your projects ideas with potential partners
  • Gather information on forthcoming 2018 topics
  • Take advantage of the NCP, BBI, KTN and EEN support available on the day

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Other Events

Digital Business Drop-In

Thu, 19 Apr, Nottingham  |  Tue, 24 Apr, Leeds  |  Thu, 3 May, London  |  Thu, 10 May, Sheffield

If you are an innovator looking for support to help you grow your business, join us at one of our informal information and networking drop-in events.

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Turbocharge Your Innovation and Scale-up Your Business

Tue, 24 Apr, Hethel, near Norwich

Free masterclass aimed at companies that are growing or have potential to scale, developing/using new tech or investing in research and innovation. 

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3D Printing Week 2018

Tue, 24 Apr, Peterborough  |  Wed, 25 Apr, Ipswich  |  Thu, 26 Apr, Chelmsford

Manufacturing, engineering and design businesses can explore the benefits and potential applications of 3D printing and additive manufacturing.

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NEPIC Pharmaceutical Conference: High Potency Processing

Tue, 1 May, Alnwick

Covering categorisation, process development issues, manufacturers’ perspectives, equipment available and engineering design issues.

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Neighbourhoods of the Future

Wed, 9 May - Thu, 10 May, London

The Agile Ageing Alliance’s 4th annual Congress will focus on the “Neighbourhoods of the Future” white paper which set out a manifesto for change to  bring about the required paradigm shift in our attitudes and approach to ageing.

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Break Through Innovation

Tue, 22 May, London

Showcasing the wealth of diverse projects that were funded by Design Foundations. Hear from companies about the different application of human-centred design and benefits in managing risk in the innovation journey.

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EUREKA Innovation Days 2018 Matchmaking

Tue, 22 May - Thu, 24 May, Helsinki

EEN in conjunction with Innovate UK are organising a fully funded visit for UK SMEs to this event. The conference will allow cross-fertilisation of ideas from smart industries: Smart Mobility, Smart Health, Smart Energy, Smart Industry. 

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MediWales Connect

Wed, 20 Jun, Swansea

The only event of its kind for the health and care community, MediWales Connects is an all Wales NHS collaboration conference.

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The Healthy Future Partnering Event

Tue, 26 Jun, Liverpool

This partnering event will provide delegates with the opportunity to meet potential collaborative partners through facilitated face-to-face meetings.

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Transforming Healthcare - Everybody's Business

Tue, 26 Jun, Liverpool

This Innovation Agency event will explore NHS collaborations, projects and initiatives that make the UK and its Northwest an attractive international healthcare market.

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Latest Competitions

Digital Health Technology Catalyst Round 2

Application deadline: 18.04.18 

Funded through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, the Digital Health Technology Catalyst (DHTC) is a £35 million fund, being run over 4 years. Innovate UK is to invest up to £8 million in DHTC round 2 for industrial research and experimental development projects. Projects should develop new commercial digital technology solutions to address significant healthcare challenges. An SME must lead the project in collaboration with at least one other grant-claiming partner.

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SBRI Glasgow: Technology for Monitoring Risk Management at Home

Registration deadline: 25.04.18 at 12:00

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £150,000 to develop a remote digital alarm monitoring system

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