MedCity is joining up with SEHTA and The Knowledge Transfer Network to host an event for health and space companies. looking at the funding opportunities available to support new products and services.

Innovation from the space sector, from exploration to satellite communications, can be used to help develop new solutions for the health sector and medical applications that improve NHS treatment and care. There are a number of funding opportunities that aim to support new products and services that are open now.

What you will hear about:

  • The UK Space Agency has announced that it is allocating up to £4 million to find hi-tech solutions to the major health and care challenges facing the NHS in its 70th anniversary year in a joint initiative with NHS England
  • Challenges facing the NHS
  • Information regarding the Healthy Ageing Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund
  • Space technology with application to the health sector

Places are limited and registrations will be reviewed. Confirmation of your place will be sent by Friday 24th August.

10:00 – 10:30 Registration and Refreshments
10:30 – 10:40 Welcome & Introduction, Dr David Parry, CEO, SEHTA; Andy Bennett, Knowledge Transfer Manager, Space, KTN;  and Sarah Haywood, Chief Executive Officer, MedCity
10:40 – 11:10 Funding call information, Chris Hall, Applications Project Manager, UK Space Agency
11:10- 11:40 Outline of challenges, Speaker TBC (NHS England)
11:40- 12:05 Outline of space technology relevant to health & the NHS – Dr Chakravarthini Mini Saaj, Reader in Robotics, Head of Robotics & Control Research Group, Surrey Space Centre, University of Surrey
12:05- 12:20 Update from KTN, Andy Bennett, Knowledge Transfer Manager, Space, KTN
12:20 – 12:30 Q&A
12:30 Close & Networking