Eastern AHSN is pleased to take part in this year’s festival to support the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP, who will be leading the delivery of Venturefest East 2017.
As a designated innovation agency for the East of England, part of 15 Academic Health Science Networks set up by NHS England in 2013, we share the same vision of nurturing business growth and providing a wide range of support to spread innovation at pace and scale across the healthcare system – in order to achieve the ultimate goals of both improving health and generating economic growth.
We are particularly excited about the ‘Life Changers’ exhibition zone where we will showcase five innovators representing Eastern region to demonstrate new innovative products developed for the healthcare sector.
In addition to the exhibition zone, the Eastern AHSN will be holding a 30-minute “Beanbag briefing” session on ‘Accessing the NHS’ and six 45-minute 1:1 surgeries.
We will aim to share our expertise and educate delegates on what is required to get products and services, trialled, adopted and spread within the NHS. These will include support and advice around the Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs), clinical trials, tariffs, commissioning and procurement.
Speakers will include Mark Otto Smith, Economic Growth & Innovation Programme lead, Karen Livingstone, National Director of SBRI Healthcare, NHS England, and Director of Partnerships and Industry, and Ian Sandison, an independent healthcare consultant.
Karen Livingstone, National Director of SBRI Healthcare, NHS England, and Director of Partnerships and Industry, said: “Eastern Academic Health Science Network is committed to supporting innovative healthcare companies in the East of England to thrive and grow by providing a range of support from start up to scale-up. We’re thrilled to be part of the Life Changers zone, which will provide a platform for some of the region’s most exciting companies to demonstrate their unique offers.”
If you are an innovator with a new idea or an established business looking for support to develop, refine or scale your innovation into the NHS, we would be delighted to connect with you on the day.
You can find further information about the day on our website and book your ticket today.
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