We are officially four years old this month and we have come a long way in that time. From the events and missions we have led and supported, to creating and building our angel investing and SME-academic programmes, to helping international companies set up in the Golden Triangle and boosting entrepreneurship coming out of our universities – we have achieved a great deal; but there is always more we can do and we welcome feedback on what we could be doing differently. I would just like to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported us to build our cluster organisation – and we will celebrate our 5th birthday in style in 2019!
It has been a busy few weeks in relation to our work to support the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Many of the team contributed to DigitalHealth.London’s Collaborate event focused on Digital Therapeutics last Tuesday. There are lots of take away points for us to work on and continue to assist companies to generate evidence to get their products to market. We also attended the launch of a new healthtech accelerator programme, HS., this month, which is working with 30 people to build and scale their companies. Take a look at them here. Finally, I had an early start on Saturday when I supported and spoke at the Panacea Stars bootcamp, hosted at Lady Margaret Hall in Oxford.
East London Genes and Health held an industry workshop last Monday, where we had a tour of the Clinical Research Facility and heard from Prof David Van Heel and Prof Richard Trembath about the ambitions of the projects and the opportunities for industry to engage. If you want to learn more about this genomics programme, look them up at genesandhealth.org – this project also features in our report on genomics within the region, which you can find at genomicsuk.com.
We are heading to BIO US in Boston from 4 – 7 June, alongside London & Partners, and will be part of the Department for International Trade stand. Please get in touch with Prasshy or find us on the partnering platform, if you would like to meet up whilst we are there. We also have London Tech Week coming up – take a look below for how to be a part of the flagship HealthTech Innovators Conference.
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And finally, welcome to our new Market Analyst, Christina Papadaki, who joins us following her PhD in Neuropsychology at UCL. You can get in touch with her at firstname.lastname@example.org