MedConNecT North Event, 9th November, St James’ Park, Newcastle, to showcase business support available to SMEs and NHS/academic staff.

On 9th November the third event for MedConNecT North will take place at St. James’ Park in Newcastle, in collaboration with the North East and North Cumbria Academic Health Science Network (NENC AHSN), The Newcastle In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative (Newcastle MIC) and The National Institute of Health Research Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN).

Topics for the day include how national organisations can support industry to develop their innovations, an overview of the global landscape, examples of successful collaboration between NHS and industry, as well as sessions on big data and funding.

The event will showcase the support available to SMEs and NHS/academic staff to enable successful collaboration for medical technology research development. The day will provide excellent networking opportunities, connecting SMEs that design medical technologies with the regional NHS, to enable the development of these technologies through clinical research and evidence generation. The event will demonstrate case studies of how, as a region, support is provided on a global scale.

KTN’s Caroline Chibelushi and David Calder will be collaborating with NHS Newcastle on this event.

To register, click here.

 

For more information please contact: lynn.cowell@nihr.ac.uk

 

About MedConNecT North:

MedConNecT North aims to offer a bespoke service to SMEs, National and International Medical Technology Companies, providing guidance and assistance throughout the Medical Technology Research and Innovation Pathway. The group supports companies to form partnerships with Academia and the NHS in the North East and North Cumbria region. In addition, MedConNecT North supports NHS staff to encourage, drive and develop innovation, within their organisation.

Their vision is to provide this support in order to expedite the launch of new technologies and services to enhance and improve patient care and positively contribute to the regional economy. MedConNecT North is a joint initiative supported by the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network North East and North Cumbria and the North East and North Cumbria Academic Health Science Network.

MedConNecT North is jointly funded by the North East and North Cumbria Academic Health Science Network (NENC AHSN) and the North East and North Cumbria Local Clinical Research Network (NENC CRN). The group runs out of South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation trust, however the board members are located across the region. Collectively the group provide an array of experience and knowledge of the Medical Technology Research and Innovation Pathway and are able to offer advice and guidance throughout the process. They all have experience working in collaboration with Industry to delivery highly successful and valuable clinical research and as such are able to effectively signpost to key organisations throughout the pathway. In collaboration with NENC LCRN industry team they provide free support to help medical technology companies deliver high quality research in the NHS. The team can provide access to world leading NHS consultants covering all medical specialities.

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