University of Birmingham Business Club Breakfast Briefing: Innovation in Medical Devices

Posted on: 30/04/2019

Innovation in Medical Devices Breakfast Briefing to be held at Birmingham Research Park on 14th May – register now.

The University of Birmingham Business Club is hosting a Breakfast Briefing on 14th May 2019 at Birmingham Research Park, focusing on ‘Innovation in Medical Devices’. The event will showcase the exciting healthcare technologies research which is being undertaken by the University, with an examination of how support and collaboration with medical technologies and life science businesses can be achieved. Register today by clicking here. The University of Birmingham Business Club gives businesses and academics the opportunity to meet and develop collaborations, allowing for delegates to hear presentations and network.


This event comes at a crucial time, given the crucial impact innovation in medical devices and health technologies is having on the future of healthcare, allowing for improved diagnosis, treatment and quality of life for patients. Collaboration with academia is crucial to minimise the risk that technological innovation poses for businesses and can ensure that innovative ideas are translated into viable commercial healthcare applications. Currently researchers at the University of Birmingham are doing exactly that – working collaboratively with industry to accelerate the translation of new discoveries into healthcare applications.


The Breakfast Briefing event will enable delegates to hear from Professor Robert Stone, who will be presenting an overview of projects undertaken by the University of Birmingham’s Human Interface Technologies Team, including the development of a ‘Mixed Reality’ training system for Medical Emergency Response Team paramedics. Additionally, Dr Naomi Green (University of Birmingham) and Adam Sheward (Kimal Plc) will discuss their collaboration to use Computational Fluid Dynamics to design novel tips for central venous catheters. This presentation will demonstrate the benefits of university/business collaboration.


Delegates will also hear from members of the Medical Devices Testing and Evaluation Centre (MD-TEC) who will outline the ways the Centre can support SMEs in the accelerated translation of medical innovations by combining unrivalled facilities with academic and industry expertise. Examples of such support include Intellectual Property guidance and Clinical Trials consultancy. There will also be representatives from the Smart Factory Hub programme, who will explain how they can aid eligible SMEs working in the medtech sphere to make best use of industrial digital technologies, such as robotics and automation, additive manufacturing, surface engineering and laser processing.


The free event will run from 07.30 on 14th May through to 10.00. Businesses and academics are invited to deliver 4-minute elevator pitches at the briefing. If you are interested in pitching then send an e-mail through to the following address:


To register for this event please click here.

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