Links to the websites of the industry's major annual events.
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Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI)
ABHI is a medical technology trade association that engages with the Government, NHS, regulators and stakeholders in the UK and abroad. They host a plethora of events, including exhibitions, trade missions, and export seminars, around themes including wound management, instrumentation, orthopaedics, single-use technology, capital equipment and digital health technologies.
Babraham Research Campus
Babraham Research Campus is a bioincubate campus, whose primary goal is to promote regional and the UK bioscience ecosystem. It is the UK’s leading campus to support early-stage bioscience enterprise, through academic and industrial collaborations. They host conferences for investors interested in early-stage and scale-up life science companies from across the UK and Europe.
BioIndustry Association (BIA)
The BioIndustry Association is a national trade association representing the UK bioscience sector. They actively engage with government and regulators to improve the funding and regulatory environment for members.
They offer a range of networking events and workshops across the UK, particularly focused on the biotech industry.
BioPartner UK is an independent, accredited trade organisation that promotes international partnering for trade, investment and collaborations with UK life science companies. They provide assistance for UK companies to explore business opportunities in new markets through a range of international missions, events and conferences.
Cambridge Bioscience Park
Cambridge Bioscience Park, set up by Trinity College and Trinity Hall, is home to numerous scientific organisations, such as AstraZeneca and Nuclera. They host a variety of workshops and seminars at the park.
Cambridge University Health Partners (CUHP)
Cambridge University Health Partners (CUHP) is one of six Academic Health Science Centres in England whose mission is to improve patient healthcare by bringing together the NHS, industry and academia. They are based at the Cambridge Bioscience Campus and you can find events happening across the city below.
Consilium Communications is a healthcare communications organisation, which enhances profile, reputation, and perception of international healthcare companies. They host conferences and talks throughout the year.
The Conference Forum
The Conference Forum is a life science industry research firm that develops conferences primarily around how to get therapeutics to patients faster. They examine and challenge the complex ecosystem of drug development and delivery, bringing ideas together from a variety of sources to help advance clinical research with common goals that are patient-focused. Their next event is the Mobile Clinical Trials Europe conference on 15 – 16 May 2018.
DigitalHealth.London is a collaborative programme delivered by MedCity, and London’s three Academic Health Science Networks – UCLPartners, Imperial College Health Partners, and the Health Innovation Network. The programme was set up in response to the London Health Commission’s recommendation to put London at the centre of the global revolution in digital health by creating a “digital health hub”: a marketplace where digital health solutions are traded, and a favourable environment for industry to do business in. Find out all their latest events and workshops – and other digital health events in the community – here.
Eastern Academic Health Sciences Network
The EAHSN encourages and spreads innovation across the healthcare system to improve health and generate economic growth. They host workshops, seminars, and training days across the region.
Harwell is a science, innovation, technology and business campus, south of Oxford. Over 5000 people are part of this vibrant, fast-growing community, working in some 200 organisations including key UK Research Councils, start-ups and multinational organisations that focus on a range of commercial applications including healthcare, medical devices, space, detector systems, computing, green enterprise and new materials.
They host open days and events on site, including and workshops, conferences and educational days for children.
See more here: http://www.harwellcampus.com/events/all-events/
Imperial College Health Partners (ICHP)
ICHP provides services to innovators, the NHS, SMEs and larger innovators and encourage the spread and adoption of innovation to their member organisations. ICHP host educational programmes on topics relating to innovation and accountable care.
Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre
Imperial College AHSC is a partnership between Imperial College London, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, whose vision is to improve the quality of life of patients and populations by taking new research discoveries and translating them into new therapies as quickly as possible. They host seminars and workshops on a range of topics, including cancer, genetics and rare diseases.
Innovate UK drives productivity and growth by supporting businesses to realise the potential of new technologies, develop ideas and make them a commercial success. It is a non-departmental public body operating at arm’s length from the Government reporting to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
They host innovation workshops, networking events, and seminars across the UK, and have funding opportunities available.
Internet of Things Solutions World Congress
The IoT Solutions World Congress is the leading Industry IoT event. It is dedicated exclusively to joining IoT providers with industry in order to help the latter with the digital transformation of their business while increasing productivity via this disruptive technology. With an exhibition spanning 2 halls, the 2017 edition of the event featured over 240 sponsors and exhibitors across 24,000 m2. The 2018 edition will continue to explore the latest industrial IoT innovations to bring visitors the necessary cutting-edge expertise and strategies to capitalize on IoT.
King’s College Health Partners
King’s College Health Partners is an Academic Health Science Centre and their partners are King’s College London, and Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts. They are home to research, education and clinical practise and their aim is to improve healthcare services for individuals with physical and mental health care problems.
KQ is the focal point for one of the greatest knowledge clusters anywhere in the world, located in a small area around King’s Cross, the Euston Road and Bloomsbury. Within a few hundred metres you can find knowledge resources ranging from the world’s earliest books and manuscripts to the latest fashion and creative designs and cutting-edge medical research. As a gateway to knowledge of every kind, they open doors for visitors, students, researchers and people who live and work in this dynamic part of London.
Medical Research Council
At the heart of their mission is to improve human health through world-class medical research. To achieve this, they support research across the biomedical spectrum, from fundamental lab-based science to clinical trials, and in all major disease areas. They work closely with the NHS and the UK Health Departments to deliver their mission, and give a high priority to research that is likely to make a real difference to clinical practice and the health of the population.
Their institutes, units and centres host events throughout the year.
National Institute for Health Research
As the most integrated clinical research system in the world, we drive research from bench to bedside for the benefit of patients and the economy under a number of themes by: transforming research in the NHS; increasing the volume of applied health research for the benefit of patients and the public; driving faster translation of basic science discoveries into tangible benefits; developing and supporting the people who conduct and contribute to applied health research and attracting investment by the life sciences industry through our world-class facilities for health research.
OBN is a not-for-profit Membership organisation that supports and brings together UK life sciences companies, corporate partners and investors. Their 400-plus Member companies are located across the Golden Triangle and beyond to Manchester, Nottingham, the Midlands, South Coast and Scotland, benefiting from their networking, partnering, purchasing, training, advising and advocacy activities.
OBN organises a range of networking and partnering events around the UK, particularly in the Golden Triangle of Oxford, London and Cambridge.
One Nucleus is a not-for-profit Life Sciences & Healthcare membership organisation centred on the Greater London-Cambridge-East of England corridor. Through providing the local, UK-wide and international connectivity, One Nucleus seeks to enable our members to maximise their performance. They support organisations and run skills workshops, networking opportunities and events across the UK, including their annual conference, Genesis.
Oxford University Academic Health Science Centre
Oxford AHSC is a network of partners who collaborate to create an integrated and coordinated health research environment in Oxford. They also collaborate with the Oxford Academic Health Science Network to branch into a wider health system.
Oxford University is a world-renowned university with a strong, interdisciplinary academic community. They host several events, including talks, seminars, exhibitions, workshops and open days.
UCLPartners brings together health professionals and academics, community services, primary care and university member organisations to work in partnership on a health and social care programmes. Their local focus is to support health and care improvements for a population of six million people in north east and north central London, south and west Hertfordshire, south Bedfordshire and south west and mid Essex. Beyond serving the local population, healthcare solutions developed by members are also applied across the UK and globally. They run clinics, workshops, and seminars.
SBRI Healthcare is an NHS England initiative, led by the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), who aim to promote UK economic growth whilst addressing unmet health needs and enhancing the take up of known best practice. Since 2008 the NHS has backed the SBRI programme, supporting over 100 companies to develop innovative technologies that match the needs of the health service. A handful of these are now selling into global markets and delivering innovation to the healthcare community. The SBRI programme is based on taking a two-phased development approach, projects start with initial feasibility and can then move on to more detailed product development.
SCIAD Communications is a marketing and PR consultancy working in Health, Science and Tech. You can find the latest events and conferences in science, biotech, synthetic biology, tech and health including partner events here.
SEHTA is a health technology networking organisation that provides support to companies, universities, and public and private health providers. SEHTA has relationships with academia, business and care/clinicians and it sees itself in a unique position as the interface between them. They hold health tech events and seminars across the greater south east.
The SEHTA 2018 Healthcare Business Awards – Call for nominations now open. Nominate in categories including: Export Achievement, Start-up, Partnership with the NHS and MedTech or Healthcare Investment of the Year.
Wellcome Collection is a free museum and library exploring health, life and our place in the world. Through exhibitions, collections, live programming, digital, broadcast and publishing, Wellcome Collection creates opportunities for people to think deeply about the connections between science, medicine, life and art. Wellcome Collection makes thought provoking content that encourages everyone to reflect on what it means to be human. They hold regular discussions, late events, and walking tours related to their exhibitions.
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