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Realising your data-driven healthcare innovation in Scotland

13.30-16.30, Wednesday 21 March 2018

Venue: Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, 81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AU

Free networking event as part of the DataFest18 Fringe Programme


The Cancer Innovation Challenge brings Innovation Centres and various partner organisations together to encourage open innovation in data to improve cancer care and outcomes in Scotland. 

Come along to this free networking event to find out about the various support mechanisms in place to help you realise your data-related healthcare innovation.

There will be short presentations and/or representatives from organisations such as Innovate UK, Scottish Enterprise, NHS/Scottish Government, NSS, MediCity, SHIL, CivTech, Informatics Ventures, Edinburgh BioQuarter, CodeBase, Product Forge, DHI and The Data Lab to give you an idea of the opportunities, support and funding routes available.

So if you're an entrepreneur/startup/SME interested in innovating using data in the healthcare space in Scotland, come and have a drink and a chat and find out what help is available.



We are delighted to announce that the Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, Paul Wheelhouse MSP will be attending.

13.30                                Event start

13.30-14.00                      Arrivals and Informal chat

14.00-14.05                      Introduction to event

14.05-14.15                      Paul Wheelhouse MSP - Strategic overview of innovation support in Scotland

14.15-14.20                      Robert Martin (Innovate UK) - Innovate UK opportunities/support available

14.20-14.25                      Bruce Ainsley (Scottish Enterprise) - Support available from Scottish Enterprise

14.25-14.30                      Andrew Fowlie (Scottish Government/NHS) - NHS innovation landscape

14.30-14.35                      Tammy Watchorn (NSS) - In0v8 hub

14.35-14.40                      Barbara Blaney (MediCity) - Support/services provided by MediCity/BioCity

14.40-14.45                      Sheena MacCormick (Scottish Health Innovations Ltd) - What SHIL offers

14.45-14.50                      Steve Ewing (Informatics Ventures) - Support available from Informatics Ventures

14.50-16.30                      Informal networking

16.30                                Event end

Organisations represented but not presenting:

CivTech - Rui Cardoso

Edinburgh BioQuarter - Hans Moller

CodeBase - Steve Drost

Product Forge

DHI Scotland - Janette Hughes

The Data Lab - Dave Fitch and Steph Wright

All organisations mentioned above will have a table for you to approach them for a chat


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