MedCity Update – September 2015
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From Phil Jackson, MedCity’s Project Director

The convergence of healthcare and technology is transforming the sector and opening up a whole new raft of opportunities for entrepreneurs. Having spent the past year talking with SMEs and industry at various events where MedCity has had a presence, I’m acutely aware that small and big companies are hunting for opportunities to network, learn from and about each other, and work together to bring great ideas to the patient and the market.

So medtech has emerged as a major priority for MedCity, and is the subject of our next big project, for which we are delighted to be partnering with the internationally respected Design Council and AXA PPP healthcare

MedTechSouthEast is a new accelerator programme for individuals or companies with a technology supporting independent living that is now at proof of concept stage; bringing together technology and design experts, the programme will help entrepreneurs develop their product to maximise its usability and commercial success. The programme is now open to entries – more details below.

To address the hunger for medtech networking opportunities, we are also working closely with South East Health Technologies Alliance to develop events that bring together both SMEs and major multinationals to share ideas and perspectives on growing innovative solutions to healthcare challenges in the twenty first century. The first event is scheduled for early December in central London and we’ll be able to share more details about that shortly. 

‘Independent living’ medtech programme open to entries

MedCity partners with the Design Council and AXA PPP to launch MedTechSouthEast – a 10 week accelerator programme for medtech entrepreneurs developing products to support older people or those with debilitating medical conditions to lead more independent lives.

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Join Mayor’s Export Programme in Japan

London businesses with a particular focus on regenerative medicine, cell therapy, immuno-oncology and clinical trials are invited to join the Mayor’s Export Programme and MedCity at BIOJapan.


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ESC Congress brings 35,000 cardiologists to London

London has welcomed the European Society of Cardiology Congress to London with a new Heart Trail promoting public awareness of heart health, developed by, the British Heart Foundation and King’s Health Partners

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Help bring top international medical science events to London

Life sciences APPG launched

Kit Malthouse, MedCity’s founder and former Advisory Board member, has launched a new All Party Parliamentary Group on life sciences, after taking up his new role as MP for North West Hampshire. 

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IMPETus Pilot Grants Programme open

Imanova is now inviting applications for its fourth IMPETus Pilot Grants Programme, designed to encourage the wider use of imaging in research. 
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Share your views on the apprenticeships levy

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills invites comments on the government’s proposal to introduce an apprenticeship levy to enable employers to choose and pay for apprenticeship training. 
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Nicole Kidman visits KCL to research Franklin play

Actress Nicole Kidman has visiting archives and historic labs at King’s College London to research her forthcoming role as Rosalind Franklin in new play Photograph 51.
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Coming up


A decade of entrepreneurship: start-up to success, OBN, 15 Septmber
BIA Networking Breakfast, Stevenage, BIA, 24 September
BioBeat15, BioBeats, 20 November

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MedCity was established in April 2014 by the Mayor of London with 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 the first week of October



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