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Welcome – Sarah Haywood, CEO, MedCity

MedCity was part of the organising team for Harwell’s ‘Accelerating Healthcare Innovation’ event which took place a few weeks ago. For those of you who don’t know the Harwell Campus, it is a fantastic mix of major, national infrastructure, such as the Diamond Light Source, coupled with academic and industry teams, and the Satellite Applications Catapult.

The event marked the launch of the fantastically named Human Spaceflight Capitalisation Office which is all about making the most of the life sciences and healthcare R&D potential of space missions. It was a privilege to hear Tim Peake talk about his time on the International Space Station and some of the research activity he had been engaged in. As I left Harwell I reflected on the fantastic innovation opportunities that arise when two different sectors are co-located: the space science cluster alongside Harwell’s healthcare and life sciences capability, all a short drive away from Oxford. George Freeman, speaking at the event, summed it up for me – multi-disciplinary research is at the heart of our cluster, coupled with a profound embracing of innovation.

Please do let us know if you have any events coming up you would like our input on or to simply invite us along, which you can do so at office@medcityhq.com or tweet us @MedCityHQ

Mayor of London opens new lab space in East London

Mayor of London opens new lab space in East London

Sadiq Khan officially opened ‘The Cube’ at Londoneast-uk business and technical park, which will provide small and growing science-related companies with access to specialist laboratories.

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Tim Peake visits Harwell

Tim Peake visits Harwell

Major Tim Peake spoke at Harwell Campus’ innovation conference in September, drawing on his personal interests in life sciences and his time on the International Space Station.

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MedCity visits BioJapan

MedCity’s Phil and Prasshy joined London & Partners and colleagues from the Department for International Trade at BIOJapan in Yokohama this month. Phil presented at the Biocluster-Summit as part of an international panel and they met with a wide range of companies from across the globe, with a focus on Cell and Gene Therapy, Digital Health and our recent report on Planning for Growth – Demand for Healthcare R&D Space in London.

Read the report here

MedCity visits BioJapan
#TomorrowsPatient

 

#TomorrowsPatient

DigitalHealth.London has launched its new campaign #TomorrowsPatient for Fab Change Day, providing a platform for NHS innovators to share ideas and embrace technology at a grassroots level.

The campaign will share insight from transformation leaders and digital health experts via online blogs, interviews and video at DigitalHealth.London; which will climax in a summit and awards presentation in February 2017.

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Join MedCity at GIANT next month

Join MedCity at GIANT next month

GIANT brings ideas, technologies and people together both within and outside the health space. First 100 people can attend for free using code: MEDCITY100

Read more and apply here

Collaborate to Innovate launches!

Collaborate to Innovate launches!

We opened our C2N programme for£100,000 SMEs and academic collaborations at the Wellcome Collection on 28 September.

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MedCity was established in April 2014 by the Mayor of London with the Higher Education Funding Council for England and the capital’s three Academic Health Science Centres – Imperial College Academic Health Centre, King’s Health Partners and UCL Partners.

The next edition of MedCity Update will be sent in November.

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