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.