WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Busy decision makers in growing life science and healthcare companies that want a short sharp shock of information and business support that will help their business grow. Focusing on European grant funding, selling into the NHS, raising investment, business support and best practice on funding applications.
SCOPE OF THE WEBINAR
To provide an introduction to the information and support available through five of the major support organizations in life science and healthcare. This unique opportunity brings together, MedCity, One Nucleus, Eastern Academic Health Science Network (EAHSN), Innovate UK EDGE and Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN).
During this hour-long webinar they will provide an overview on:
• Sector specific funding, pitching opportunities and access to investors
• Latest news on Horizon Europe and Eurostars funding opportunities in life science and healthcare
• Getting opportunities with the NHS
• Virtual innovation and networking opportunities within the sector
• Best practice for grant funding application writing
• Specialist support for commercializing your business
Attendees will have the opportunity to hold a post event 1-2-1 meeting with speakers via a virtual meeting platform.
Alex Lloyd, Principal Advisor – EAHSN
Aline Charpentier, Head of Innovation Support – One Nucleus
Jane Watkins, Knowledge Transfer Manager European Programmes – KTN
Sarah Bruce-White, Partnerships & Programmes Lead – Med City
Daniel Dearing, Senior Innovation Advisor – Innovate UK EDGE
WHAT WILL ATTENDEES LEARN?
• Understand the benefits of engaging with EAHSN, One Nucleus, Innovate UK EDGE, KTN, and Med City
• Options for investor introductions and pitching
• Learning about the post Brexit opportunities available for European grant funding
• Support for selling into the NHS
• Opportunities for specialist no cost coaching to grow your business
• Guidance on grant funding application writing
Eastern Academic Health Science Network (EAHSN)
Eastern AHSN (Academic Health Science Network) is funded by the NHS and the Office for Life Sciences to bring together academia, citizens, health services and industry to realise the value of innovations more quickly. Their focus is the East of England, but we are part of a national network which enables us to deliver at scale.
At Eastern AHSN, they have a passion for health and technology and a desire to take healthcare forwards and solve difficult problems for the benefit of the community. They support innovators from insight to implementation – helping them design and engineer new technologies and products, navigate complex systems and generate value propositions that make a positive and lasting health impact.
Alex Lloyd – Principal Advisor
Alex is a pharmacist with a background in implementation and strategic management of both commercial and NHS healthcare services. As a Principal Advisor at Eastern AHSN, Alex works across the Commercial and Delivery Teams. Alex is passionate about enabling access with choice and information readily available to inform healthcare decisions and journeys.
One Nucleus is the life sciences network centered on the London – Cambridge – East of England corridor supporting its members in their development activities. It encourages connections and knowledge exchange with an extensive events offer, facilitates workforce development with career and training opportunities and provides operational support with a value-driven purchasing scheme.
Aline Charpentier – Head of Innovation Support
Aline joined One Nucleus in 2010 and covered various roles including European project management and business development, now focusing on Innovation Support. Prior One Nucleus, she worked on technology transfer programmes for the scientific services of the French Embassy in the USA (Boston) and technology scouting at the CEA. She holds a MSc in biochemistry and MBA.
Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)
Innovation is complex. The journey from idea to market is not straightforward and requires a diverse range of know-how, investment, market knowledge and research. KTN exists to connect innovators with new partners and new opportunities beyond their existing thinking – accelerating ambitious ideas into real-world solutions. With 200 staff across the UK, deep sector expertise, and over 44,000 organisations in our network, we collaborate to bring together innovation communities.
Jane Watkins – Knowledge Transfer Manager, European Programmes
Jane is responsible within KTN for supporting UK companies to build collaborations with European partners for positive change. Jane has over 15 years’ experience supporting SMEs in Open Innovation practices via appointments in both public and private sector organisations. She has extensive knowledge of how to deliver maximum value by supporting growth, internationalisation and scale. Jane has specialist expertise in the management of large European funded business support/innovation projects and is highly knowledgeable about the UK and EU business support landscape and innovation system. Previous roles in include UK National Contact for SMEs and the UK National Programme Coordinator for EUREKA Eurostars.
MedCity and Investment Hub
MedCity is the cluster organisation for the world leading health & life sciences sector in London and the Greater South East of England. MedCity supports the expansion of the sector by supercharging innovation and creating jobs by developing the right infrastructure, convening partners and specialist communities and driving investment. MedCity’s Investment Hub community has a strong network of Angel and VC investors, has helped over 80 companies raise finance and leveraged over £30M from the rounds over the last 6 years. Holding 3 pitch events annually for break through life sciences companies raising investment.
Sarah Bruce-White – Partnerships & Programmes Lead
Sarah works as MedCity’s Partnerships & Programme’s Lead, driving our Investment Hub activities, nurturing SME growth, and helping international companies land in the region. Sarah is passionate about developing a digital, data and AI network to help deliver innovation, make an impact, and connect the excellence in the region.
With many years commercial experience in launching medical device companies internationally and bringing new products to market, Sarah’s expertise encompasses successfully raising investment, developing teams, market access, IP, clinical trials, evidence generation, regulatory knowledge and distribution networks. Sarah has a deep understanding of the challenges faced in this area and is keen to use her know-how, enthusiasm and connections to help life sciences companies grow.
Innovate UK EDGE
Innovate UK EDGE is a key part of the UK innovation agency’s investment in the innovative businesses that drive economic growth. It complements Innovate UK project funding with intensive, specialist-led support for such ambitious businesses.
Each high-potential, innovative business in our portfolio benefits from the objective perspective of a dedicated innovation and growth specialist local to them. Our specialist considers a business in the round and, working closely with its leadership, identifies the most productive ways to accelerate its growth.
Daniel Dearing – Senior Innovation and Growth Specialist
Daniel is an experienced technology commercialisation and innovation management consultant and mentor. He provides advice, coaching and mentoring to technology SMEs, universities and innovation programmes around innovation, technology, marketing, and funding strategies. Daniel has many years of experience in the high-tech sector, around the digital health, communications systems, automotive and defense sectors and has a great deal of experience in the assessment and preparation of grant applications and management of grant-funded projects.
2.00 – 2.05 Welcome
2.05 – 2.15 Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)
2.15 – 2.25 Eastern Academic Health Science Network (EAHSN)
2.25 – 2.35 MedCity
2.35 – 2.45 One Nucleus
2.45 – 2.55 Innovate UK EDGE
3.00 – Close
3.00pm onwards: 1-2-1 meetings will be available with speakers. You are strongly encouraged to book 1:1s for follow on support and Q and A.