Innovate 2016 to focus on Health and Lifesciences

By Neil Morgan, Med Tech Specialist at Innovate UK

Technology and innovation plays a big part in today’s healthcare, agricultural and food production industries. As the UK government’s innovation agency, Innovate UK has therefore prioritised Health and Lifesciences as one of its key investment areas.

Innovate 2016 will give delegates a chance to hear more about future funding opportunities in these sectors. In addition, delegates will be able hear where past investments have had a positive impact in helping UK business innovate to address the opportunities offered by world health and food production challenges. As well as general seminars on business relevant topics such as exporting, intellectual property, funding and a host of other topics relevant to growing your business, there will be seminars led by Innovate sector specialists on:

Next Generation Medicine: the UK as world leader

The UK is at the forefront of next generation medicine and is creating a powerful infrastructure for the development and adoption of cell and gene therapies, and technologies that will allow early disease detection and treatment selection. Hear from experts in industry and the public sector about their vision of the future.

Healthcare of the Future

Find out how emerging and enabling technologies are contributing to delivering better healthcare services across the UK and beyond to minimise costs, improve diagnosis, reduce risk and support the self-management of health and wellbeing.

Investment opportunities in agri-food innovation

The UK is at the forefront of agricultural innovation with the opportunity to increase the pace and scale of the uptake of technologies around the world. With a strong focus on robotics and photonics as well as the development of more nutritious foods, find out the latest investment opportunities and how the country is competing on a global scale.

Harnessing sector diversity to support community wellbeing

Collaboration, diversity and learning are key to innovation.  This session will explore learning from Independent Living programmes and consider cross-sectoral thinking to improve wellbeing. What technologies are transferable and how can they be harnessed to deliver and support better quality of life and future communities.

Innovate 2016 is taking place on November 2nd and 3rd in Manchester. For more information, please contact -


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