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MedTech Connects: SMEs to Universities - Brunel University Showcase

Brunel UniversitySEHTA and the GLA would like to invite you to come along to the university, to meet leading academics involved in research, teaching and commercial collaborations through the Co-Innovate programme, a Brunel initiative supported by the EU through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). This major event is designed to start partnerships leading to collaborations with Brunel’s Design, Computer Science and Business schools, and collaborative research bids including current opportunities from InnovateUK, UKRI, SBRI and the Industry Challenge Fund.

Brunel has excellence in the following fields:

  • Bio-Engineering

  • Product and Service Design for health applications

  • Digital Design and Virtual reality for health applications

  • Computer Science AI, Simulation and system digital system development

  • Medical device engineering, electronics, software development

After presentations from some of Brunel’s leading academics, there is a“Meet the Academics” session where attendees can have a 1:1 conversation with the academic(s) and their department colleagues to explore collaboration possibilities.

This event is being organised jointly by SEHTA & Brunel University and is part of the MedTech London programme which is supported by the GLA.


09:30 - 10:00 - Registration & Refreshments

10:00 - 10:10 Welcome & Introduction to Brunel University & Co-Innovate Programme, Dr David Parry, CEO, SEHTA & Prof Geoff Rodgers, Vice Provost, Research, Brunel University

10:10 - 10:30 Design Theme: Product & Service Design for health applications, Dr Gabriella Spinelli, Reader in Design, College of Engineering, Design & Physical Sciences, Brunel University

10:30 - 10:50 Device Engineering: Innovation in Point of Care Technology for the diagnosis of infectious diseases, Prof Wamadeva Balachandran, Prof & Head of Electronic Systems Research Group. Brunel University

10:50 - 11:10 Device Engineering: Bioengineering at Brunel University, Prof Ashraf Khir, Prof of Cardiovascular Devices, Brunel University

11:10 - 11:30 An overview of Genomic technologies research & academic research: commercial collaboration, Dr Michael Themis, Department of Life Sciences, Brunel University

11:30 - 11:50 Refreshment Break

11:50 - 12:10 Digital Health: Virtual Reality Technology for rehabilitation device innovation (TBC), Dr Wil Young, Lecturer in Rehabilitation Psychology, Department of Clinical Sciences, Brunel University (TBC)

12:10 - 12:30 Making Immersive Technology systems usable for disabled audiences (TBC), Dr Vanja Garaj, Head of Design, College of Engineering, Design & Physical Sciences (TBC)

12:30 - 12:50 Digital Health: AI and data-driven simulation, Dr David Bell, Department of Computer Science, Brunel University

12:50 - 13:10 Tech Transfer: Practical support for innovation grants, academic collaboration & technology transfer, Speaker TBC

13:10 - 13:30 Going beyond advice: Pragmatic innovation support for London SMEs via Co-Innovate, Ian Ferris, Innovation Director, Co-Innovate Programme, Brunel University

13:30 - 15:00 Networking lunch & "Meet the Academics" sessions available during and after lunch - slots are bookable upon registration