Innovation for Growth Series: Health and EdTech at Gloucestershire University - POSTPONED

In the next edition of the Innovation for Growth Series, we’ll focus on opportunities for innovative businesses in Health Technologies, Clinical Informatics, Cyber Security and Machine Learning.

Event Details


15.00 - 16.30


Room 8
Growth Hub
Gloucestershire Business School
Oxstalls Campus

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POSTPONED – unfortunately this webinar will be postponed to a later date yet to be confirmed.

Due to the increasing number of challenges faced in the healthcare sector, particularly increased after the COVID19 pandemic, traditional healthcare models need to be updated, opening the way to digital health innovations.

We’ll explore the latest developments at the University of Gloucestershire’s new City Campus and what this means, not only for the next generation of nursing and education professionals but also for the wider and local economy.

This event is for all businesses interested in training the next generation of nursing and education professionals, as well as those interested in and/or affected by the wider economic impact.

Who is this event for?

This event is aimed at business owners, HR and learning and development professionals who are in the health or education sectors, additionally, any business owners/stakeholders interested in the new City Campus development and what it will bring to the region and what it means for the local economy.

Why attend?

  • Receive the latest updates on campus developments
  • Hear about cutting edge innovations in HealthTech
  • Use a tool that will help you assess your innovation readiness
  • Present business-critical challenges
  • Share strategic business insights
  • Connect with national and international support agencies
  • Receive support on your innovation journey


  • 15:00 – Welcome and introduction to the City Campus developments with Dr Polly Pick, Director of Business Engagement and Partnerships at the University of Gloucestershire
  • 15:10 – ‘Innovations in Healthtech’ with Dr Thiago Viana, Academic Course Leader for MSc by Research in Health Technologies and for Digital & Technology Solutions Apprenticeship
  • 15:30 – ‘Knowledge Transfer Network’s Innovation Canvas’ with Dr Lorna Howarth, Regional Knowledge Transfer Advisor at Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN). An Introduction to a tool that will enable you to identify the strengths and weaknesses of your innovation.
  • 15:45 – ‘Innovation Accelerator Gloucestershire’ with Rod Horrocks, Founder of Rod Horrocks and currently Projects & Operation Director at Land Ocean Farm and Gfirst LEP
  • 15:55 – A panel discussion featuring the above speakers and audience questions
  • 16:10 – Networking with refreshments
  • 16:30 – Concluding remarks

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Our Hosts and Stakeholders

There are a vast array of strategic business support and funding initiatives available. Understanding and deciphering which is the most suitable to address your specific need can often be a challenge. At Innovate UK KTN our mission is to connect ideas, people, and communities to respond to business challenges and drive positive change through innovation.

Other stakeholders at this event include Innovate UKInnovate UK EDGEThe Defence and Security Accelerator and The British Business Bank. The round table discussions will enable us to delve into the most pressing regional business challenges by bringing together business leaders, with academic experts and potential solution providers, and highlighting the different funding opportunities available to support your strategic business needs, such as Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.

More about the University of Gloucestershire

Committed to making a significant contribution to meeting local and national skills needs, the University has bought the Debenhams building in Gloucester, with ambitious plans to create a new city campus dedicated to training the next generation of Nursing and Education professionals. Over the lifetime of the project, it is estimated that the City Campus project will add over £700 million of direct and indirect value to the economy. Find out more about the new City Campus or watch the architect’s fly-through of the building.

The University is OfSTED rated ‘Good’, and is a pioneer and leader of sustainability in higher education and the region – it was named the UK’s most sustainable university in the People and Planet League 2019.

Find out more about the University of Gloucestershire

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