Life & Health Sciences Funding for Innovation Event - Belfast

Posted on: 28/09/2018

On 23 Oct in Belfast, Innovate UK & Invest NI, in partnership with KTN, will host an event covering innovation and funding for life & health sciences.

This event offers the opportunity to find out what the challenges are in delivering solutions to a healthcare system with increasing demand for new and innovative solutions. You’ll be able to learn about the range of funding available for businesses and their collaborators, while also receiving practical support and advice on how to increase your chances of success in leveraging funding in competitive bids.

The programme will feature funding guidance including how best to write applications for R&D funding, opportunities for 1-to-1 sessions with expert advisors, and the chance to pitch your expertise, as well as opportunities to network with potential partners and suppliers.

Northern Ireland has a thriving Life & Health Sciences sector that benefits from a strong collaborative approach between industry, academia and clinicians. There is an opportunity to build on this capability and capitalise on multidisciplinary technological developments in precision medicine, diagnostics, medical devices, big data, artificial intelligence, and the provision of tools and technologies to achieve a connected-health environment. This event offers the opportunity to explore the funding for innovation within the life and health sciences sector.


09:00   Registration and Networking Breakfast

09:30   Welcome and Innovation Landscape, who’s who & what’s what РDr Vicky Kell, Invest NI

10:00   Case Study: How R&D support helped my business – Aiden Flynn, Exploristics & Grainne McVeigh, Invest NI

10:20   Connecting Academic Research to business, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships – Joel Ferguson, Senior Knowledge Transfer Adviser, Knowledge Transfer Network

10:35   Q&A

10:45   Networking Break

11:30   Innovate UK – Funding and Connecting Business Innovation across the UK – Lorraine Acheson, Manager for Northern Ireland & Gordon Ford, Innovation Lead, Innovate UK

12:00¬†¬† Life & Health Sciences Speaker ‚Äì Terry O’Neill, Head of Health, KTN

12:20   Relevance to Your Business – Dr Vicky Kell, Invest NI

12:30   Panel Session РRyan Williams, Connected Health, Ryan Fenton, James Leckey Design Ltd and Dr Mary Jo Kurth, Randox

13:00   Lunch, Networking and a chance to meet with Expert Advisers

14:00   Masterclass: A guide to writing applications for R&D Funding – Knowledge Transfer Network

15:00   Closing Remarks – Dr Vicky Kell, Invest NI


Register here.

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