Calling all creative and digital specialists, tech entrepreneurs and healthcare businesses with an interest in digital healthcare
Come and make connections and access advice and support at our free Yorkshire and Humber digital healthcare event. Hear from digital health and technology investor speakers, see digital health project pitches and explore funding and business support opportunities at our exhibition.
‘From Concept to Cash!’ is the fourth in the Connected Healthcare programme of events to promote digital health innovation, supported by the Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network, Tech North and Enterprising Barnsley.
We would like to introduce digital health project teams emerging from our Digital Health Design Challenge and other digital and health businesses and entrepreneurs in the region to a range of available funding opportunities and support.
An exhibition with stands to ‘meet the funder’ or ‘find out about business support’ will offer 1:1 slots with expert advisors, bookable on the day.
Click below for the full programme as a PDF download:
Connected Health Programme
|11:30am||Registration, plus start of access to finance and business support exhibition|
|12 noon||Key speakers on business support, funding and investment opportunities in digital health|
|12.45-1.30pm||Lunch, exhibition stands and networking|
|1.30-2pm||Digital health project pitches ‘businesses looking for funding and collaboration|
|2-2.30pm||Exhibition stands and networking|
|Ash Patel | Investment Manager, Mercia Technologies||Investing in digital health products and services|
|James Bedford | Head of Investment Strategy,|
|Promoting technology investment opportunities in the North|
|Ian Sharp | CEO, Digital Health Enterprise Zone||A digital health community to promote collaboration, innovation and commercialisation|
|Dr Savvas Neophytou | Managing Director,|
Deepbridge Life Sciences
|Experiences of a digital health entrepreneur and investor|
|Emma Cheshire | CEO, Dotforge||Supporting digital health innovation through the Dotforge Health + Data accelerator|
|Philippa Hedley-Takhar | Head of Investment and Partnerships,Yorkshire & Humber AHSN and|
Rachel Fletcher | Managing Director, FCS Associates
|Funding and investment – where to look and how to write a successful application|
|mHabitat, Leeds||‘Human middleware’ support for digital health innovation|
|Innovate UK KTN||Funding opportunities for digital health product and service development|
|Devices for Dignity||Concept validation, regulatory services, grant application support, clinical evidence planning|
|Yorkshire & Humber AHSN||Stimulating digital health innovation through the Digital Health & Wellbeing Ecosystem|
|Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare, University of Sheffield||Research, development and evaluation of digital health technologies to enable people to live well and age well|
|FCS Associates||Bid and tender writing and business coaching|
|Also planned: Start-up loans, R&D tax credits, Raising finance, Intellectual property|
The top three projects from the Design Challenge will feature and there are a few slots available to have a 3 minute pitch opportunity to promote your digital health project ‘for funding, new contacts or collaborations. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to apply.
This event is hosted by the Digital Media Centre, part of a portfolio of business support and accommodation available through Enterprising Barnsley, Barnsley Council’s investment and development team.
The event is supported by the Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network and Tech North.
Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network
The Yorkshire and Humber AHSN is one of 15 innovative health networks set up by NHS England to create and harness a strong, purposeful partnership between patients, health services, industry, and academia.
A key initiative for the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN is the creation of a Digital Health & Wellbeing Ecosystem across the region, and the Connected Healthcare programme is part of this.
Tech North is a government-funded initiative delivered through Tech City UK to accelerate the development of the North’s digital economy through the promotion and support of digital entrepreneurship.
Working in collaboration and partnership with stakeholders across the North we aim to address the challenges tech entrepreneurs face in accessing finance, support, mentorship and talent. We champion initiatives that support the development of the North’s digital economy working with local and central government to inform policies that help accelerate growth.