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UoB Business Club Breakfast Briefing Innovation in Medical Devices

14 May 2019
07:30 – 10:00 BST

Innovation in Medical Technologies is a crucial component in the future of healthcare. It will allow us to better diagnose and treat patients and to address the challenge of ensuring that a commensurate increase in quality of life accompanies advances in medicine that mean that we are living longer than ever before.

Researchers across a variety of disciplines at the University of Birmingham are working collaboratively to speed up the translation of new discoveries into health applications. Through collaboration with industry, our research will support the development of existing markets and stimulate new ones for small and medium sized medical technologies and life sciences businesses, enabling them to bring products to market quickly, at less cost with reduced risk.

Innovation in Medical Technologies Breakfast Briefing - Speakers

This Breakfast Briefing will explore the ways in which the University of Birmingham is collaborating with business in the medical technologies and life sciences industries and the support we can offer to companies working in these areas.


Representatives from the Medical Devices Testing and Evaluation Centre (MD-TEC) will discuss the ways in which they can support eligible SMEs in the accelerated translation of novel medical innovations by combining unrivalled facilities with academic and industry know-how. Areas of possible MD-TEC support range from Intellectual Property guidance to Clinical Trials consultancy and protocol design and development.

Dr Naomi Green and Adam Sheward

Dr Naomi Green (University of Birmingham) and Adam Sheward (Kimal Plc) will discuss their work on a collaborative medical technology project between the University of Birmingham and Kimal Plc. Adam and Naomi will outline the project and the benefits of university/business collaboration from the perspective of both parties in the partnership.

Smart Factory Hub

Representatives from the Smart Factory Hub programme will discuss the ways in which they can help eligible SMEs working within the Medical Technologies and Medical Devices spaces to take advantage of new industrial digital technologies. Areas of possible support within the Smart Factory Hub programme include robotics and automation, additive and subtractive manufacturing, surface engineering and laser processing.

More speakers to be announced.


07:30 - 08:00 Registration, Breakfast and Networking

08:00 - 08:40 Main Presentations

08:40 - 09:00 Pitches

09:00 - 10:00 Networking and Refreshments

Companies and academics are welcome to deliver short, 4 minute elevator pitches at the briefing. If you are interested in pitching please get in touch:


The University of Birmingham Business Club is a network that gives businesses and academics the opportunity to meet and develop mutually-beneficial collaborations. Are you looking to innovate within your company? Are you looking to fund a programme of research and development? Could your company provide internships for our student populace? The Business Club is the point of contact to answer these questions and more.

The Club's Breakfast Briefings are themed around business-relevant presentations and networking time. Breakfast and refreshments are provided free of charge, with the University's support team on hand to answer any questions that may arise about innovation funding.


14 May 2019

07:30 – 10:00 BST


University of Birmingham


Birmingham Research Park
97 Vincent Drive
B15 2SQ

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