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Realising Your Data-Driven Healthcare Innovation In Scotland

  • Macdonald Holyrood Hotel 81 Holyrood Road Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 8AU United Kingdom (map)
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Networking event

Free Event

The Cancer Innovation Challenge brings Innovation Centres and various partner organisations together to encourage open innovation in data to improve cancer care and outcomes in Scotland.

Come along to this free networking event to find out about the various support mechanisms in place to help you realise your data-related healthcare innovation.

There will be short presentations and/or representatives from organisations such as Innovate UK, Scottish Enterprise, NHS, NSS, MediCity, SHIL, CivTech, Informatics Ventures, Edinburgh BioQuarter, CodeBase, DHI, Product Forge and the Data Lab to give you an idea of the opportunities, support and funding routes available.

So if you're an entrepreneur/startup/SME interested in innovating using data in the healthcare space in Scotland, come and have a drink and a chat and find out what help is available.


We are delighted to announce that the Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, Paul Wheelhouse MSP will be attending.


13.30                                   Event start

13.30-14.00                    Arrivals and Informal chat

14.00-14.05                    Introduction to event

14.05-14.15                     Paul Wheelhouse MSP - Strategic overview of innovation support in Scotland

14.15-14.20                     Robert Martin (Innovate UK) - Innovate UK opportunities/support available

14.20-14.25                     David McHoul (Scottish Enterprise) - Support available from Scottish Enterprise

14.25-14.30                     Andrew Fowlie (Scottish Government/NHS) - NHS innovation landscape

14.30-14.35                     Tammy Watchorn (NSS) - In0v8 hub

14.35-14.40                     Barbara Blaney (MediCity) - Support/services provided by MediCity/BioCity

14.40-14.45                     Sheena MacCormick (Scottish Health Innovations Ltd) - What SHIL offers

14.45-14.50                     Steve Ewing (Informatics Ventures) - Support available from Informatics Ventures

14.50-16.30                     Informal networking

16.30                                    Event end


Organisations represented but not presenting:

CivTech - Rui Cardoso

Edinburgh BioQuarter - Hans Moller

CodeBase - Steve Drost

Product Forge - Allan Lloyds

DHI Scotland - Janette Hughes

The Data Lab - Dave Fitch and Steph Wright


All organisations mentioned above will have table for you to approach them for a chat

Register here.