Quantum Healthy Longevity: Healthy People, Planet and Growth

Event Details


10.45 - 16.00 GMT


The Catalyst, 3 Science Square, Newcastle Helix, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 5TG

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The National Innovation Centre for Ageing in collaboration with UKRI’s Healthy Ageing Challenge and UKRI-STFC is hosting a hybrid in-person/online summit at the Catalyst in Newcastle on 29th March between 11:15- 16:00 for start-ups, SMEs, industry leaders, policymakers, researchers, commissioners and investors to explore the latest science and policy developments to foster open innovation and cross-sector collaboration to promote ‘healthy people, planet and growth’.

The session will highlight the links between biology, psychology and behaviour, looking at how health and care can be nurtured and nudged from birth to death in regional innovation clusters to create the ‘world test bed for health’.

The day kicks off with a keynote address and overview of the Quantum Healthy Longevity Innovation Mission, including presentations on the scientific framework of the ‘exposome’ underpinning the mission and policy developments on agile regulatory reform to unlock innovation at scale to create the ‘world test bed for health’.

The afternoon focusses on the opportunities in the real world to make it all happen in a vibrant mission-driven tech ecosystem, with workshops led by the NW HealthTech Cluster, Lilli and Ctrl-Shift.

Please register to get your place now. Registered delegates can apply for one of the three workshops in the afternoon. For those attending the HealthTech Cluster workshop you can also register to do a 3-minute pitch.


  • Professor Nic Palmarini, Director, National Innovation Centre for Ageing
  • Professor Lynne Corner, COO, National Innovation Centre for Ageing
  • Tina Woods, Founder & CEO, Collider Health


  • Professor Paul Shiels, Professor of Geroscience, University of Glasgow
  • Helen Crampin, Innovation and Technology Lead, Healthy Ageing, UKRI
  • Phil Carvil, Head of Northwest Clusters, UKRI
  • Nick Weston, Chief Commercial Officer, Lilli
  • Fiona Brown, Chief Care Officer, Lilli
  • Dr Ian Philp, Founder, AgeCare Technologies
  • Liz Brandt, CEO, Ctrl-Shift
  • Simon Darling, Ctrl-Shift
  • Dr Richard Siow, Director of Ageing Research at King’s College London
  • Svitlana Surodina, King’s College London
  • Dr. Rachna Lévêque, Senior Housing Innovation, Connected Places Catapult


11:15 – 11:30: Quantum Healthy Longevity Innovation Mission
Nic Palmarini, Lynne Corner and Tina Woods each speak on the Mission to set the scene for the day

11:30 – 11:45: The science of the exposome
Professor Paul Shiels, University of Glasgow, speaks on the exposome, the scientific framework for the mission

11:45 – 12:15: ‘Making it Happen’ to unlock innovation at scale
3-minute talks picking up on key questions: How will UK tech ecosystem benefit from being part of the mission? How will pro-innovation regulatory reform unlock innovation? What will regional innovation clusters look like?

12:15 – 12:45: Questions from the audience
Tina, Nic and Lynne moderate questions from the audience before lunch

12:45 – 13:15: Networking lunch

13:30 – 15:00: HealthTech Cluster chaired by Helen Crampin and Phil Carvil
Presentations on: Recent developments in research and Innovation; Three -minute invited pitches including two Innovate UK projects and Connected Places Catapult

13:30 – 15:00: Care at the Crossroads Round Table chaired by Dr Ian Philp
Former Old Age Tsar, Dr Ian Philp, leads an open discussion on the need to adopt technology at scale to transform our services, in association with TEC innovators Lilli.

13:30 – 14:15: Regulatory and Personal Data Sandbox Chaired by Liz Brandt and Simon Darling
A facilitated session on personal data marketplaces and pro-innovation regulation

15:00 – 16:00: Findings and Actions
Groups present back findings/actions from three afternoon sessions – creating the Healthy Longevity World Test Bed for Health: the next Catapult? Close by NICA


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