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Venturefest Yorkshire

Venturefest Yorkshire

Date: November 16, 2016 @ 9:00 AM

Location: York Racecourse

Venturefest Yorkshire is a one day festival with a clear remit to nurture business growth in the region, – by helping innovators develop their ideas and helping entrepreneurs get investment.

The Medical Technologies IKC have an exhibition stand with Translate in the BioSynergy Zone.

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The Inaugural UK Regenerative Medicine Conference

Date: September 20, 2016 @ 9:00 AM

Location: RIBA 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD

The Cell Therapy Catapult and UK Regenerative Medicine Platform (UKRMP) are pleased to announce the Inaugural UK Regenerative Medicine Conference to be held 20 & 21 September 2016 at the Royal Institute of British Architects in central London.

Building on the success of the 2012 Strategy for Regenerative Medicine and significant investment in the field from the UK government, the conference will draw together leading players in the field and highlight outstanding research and advances in regenerative medicine from both the UK and internationally.

Further information and registration visit:

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MEIbioeng15: Engineering Future Benefits for Patients

MEIbioeng15: Engineering Future Benefits for Patients

Date: September 7, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Location: University of Leeds

MEIbioeng15 brings together the former Centres of Excellence in Medical Engineering in the UK (funded by Wellcome Trust and EPSRC from 2009) and The Bioengineering Society Annual Conference, with participants from leading academic centres and the MedTech industry.

Attendees enjoy unequalled opportunities for networking, collaboration, new partnerships, and shaping the future of this exciting and challenging field.

The conference is a two-day event taking place on 7-8 September 2015 at the University of Leeds.

Tracks include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rehabilitation robotics
  • Digital health
  • Regenerative devices
  • Careers, outreach and policy
  • Musculoskeletal biomechanics and tribology
  • Imaging, Modelling & Devices
  • Medical and Bioengineering – led by The UK Bioengineering Society
  • Regener8: The delivery of regenerative medicine


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4th International Conference on Oncological Engineering

Date: March 15, 2015 @ 3:00 PM

Location: Weetwood Hall, Leeds

Bringing together engineers, scientists and clinicians to explore novel ideas in the field of oncology

Keynote speakers:
Prof. Nadrian Seeman New York University
Prof. Brian Wilson University of Toronto
Assoc. Prof. Tze Wah University of Leeds

For further information download the event flier (opens a PDF)
For detailed information download the event programme (opens a PDF)

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The Leeds Orthopaedic Biomechancs Course

Date: December 10, 2014 @ 9:15 AM

Location: Faculty of Engineering,University of Leeds

As part of the Medical Engineering postgraduate programme provision, the Institute of Medical & Biological Engineering is offering a specialist course on Orthopaedic Biomechanics. The course aims to give delegates an understanding of the necessary fundamentals of biomechanics and how they are applied to solve problems in orthopaedics. The course will integrate the engineering and medical approaches to orthopaedic problems.

The course will be of interest to personnel from academic, health-care and industrial sectors; including researchers and PhD students in the field; orthopaedic surgeons, trainees and practitioners, and in the orthopaedic industry those involved in development, testing, regulation, sales and marketing.

This course together with additional teaching and learning activities may be used as credits towards a higher degree such as an MSc or PGDip.

For further information on course content download the event flier

How to book:

Register now through the online booking system

For online booking queries and for all other enquiries:
Jenny Carter
CPD, Conference & Events Coordinator
Engineering Research & Innovation Service
University of Leeds
T: + 44 (0) 113 343 8104
F: + 44 (0) 113 343 2511
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Opportunities for Addressing Unmet Clinical Needs in Colorectal, Breast, Urological and Brain Cancer

Date: December 4, 2014 @ 9:30 AM

Location: Aspire Leeds, 2 Infirmary St, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 2JP

The KTN Health Community in partnership with the NIHR Healthcare Technology Cooperative (HTC) – Colorectal Therapies are pleased to announce an event in Opportunities for Addressing Unmet Clinical Needs in:

Brain Cancer

The event will focus on Novel Diagnostic Tools and Techniques for In-Vivo Imaging event.

For our first joint KTN- HTC meeting we will be addressing the flowing three themes:
1. Cancer targets
2. Nanoparticle probes (dyes, nanoparticles, magnetic nanoparticles, quantum dots etc.)
3. Contrast imaging for measuring blood flow and imaging (instrumentation, image processing etc.)

We will be looking to develop or identify novel technologies, diagnostics and imaging devices in all these areas and where possible join the themes together. The aim of the meeting will be to develop collaborative research between commercial sector, academia, and the clinicians that can be used as a basis for national and European funding applications.

For further information and to view the programme click here

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HTC- KTN joint event: Biosensing – Detecting Future Trends

Date: November 28, 2014 @ 9:30 AM

Location: Aspire Leeds, 2 Infirmary St, LS1 2JP

The NIHR Colorectal Therapies Healthcare Technology Co-operative, in partnership with the Knowledge Transfer Network Ltd are pleased to announce a jointly hosted event: Biosensing – Detecting Future Trends

The development of clinically useful biosensors presents many challenges to both the academic and medical fields.

At this meeting we will bring together clinical, academic and commercial expertise to develop working consortia that can access appropriate funding to further research in this area. There will be a focus on the use of biosensors for the detection of anastomotic leak, COPD etc.,  labelling, imaging technologies and robotics. Although the HTC is focused on colorectal disease we wish to draw on expertise in the biosensing field from any clinical or academic specialty.

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Bionow Pop Up Pitching Event

Date: October 23, 2014 @ 4:29 PM

Location: Little Woodhouse Suite, University of Leeds

Bionow will be hosting a business pitching and networking opportunities event for companies operating in the life sciences sector. This FREE event is not only a great opportunity to present to the life science community but also give companies a unique chance to hear about the latest technologies and innovations available from some of the leading companies in the North.

Time: 4.30pm – 6.30pm

The value of rapid pitching and networking activities is of real value to help to support the growth of businesses. In particular it helps to identify business development opportunities, source business-critical expertise and development of collaborative routes to market. The aim of the event is to integrate the networks within the sector and create new opportunities for all.

Companies wishing to participate in the elevator pitches, will be given a 90 second slot to cover the following points:
•  Who are you?
•  What is your business?
•  What is your offer or technology?
•  What do you need from other life science companies?
Details of the companies participating in the pitching session will be circulated in advance to help you to identify potential companies of interest.

If you would like to pitch at the event, please contact Helen Williams on 07714 168020 or at by Friday 3rd October.

It may not be possible to select all companies who register to pitch, but we will confirm your place shortly after the deadline.

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Visualising Cancers via Goggles: Optical Imaging & Probes

Date: October 10, 2014 @ 1:00 PM

Location: Mechanical Engineering Lecture Theatre B, University of Leeds

Prof Samuel Achilefu from Washington University in St. Louis, USA will be visiting the University on 10th October 2014 to give a seminar on Visualising Cancers via Goggles: Optical Imaging & Probes.

Prof Achilefu’s research deals with novel optical imaging methods and molecular probes for cancer theranostics, which have been featured on the BBC and national cancer institute (USA).

The seminar begins at 1pm in the Mechanical Engineering Lecture Theatre B; followed by a reception 2-3pm.

Further information can be found on the attached flyer

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Innovation: The Key to Business Success – Free online course

Date: August 12, 2014 @ 9:03 AM

Location: Online Course

If you are interested in commercial innovation, how innovations emerge and how ideas become reality, then this three-week course is for you. Whether you run your own business or are a cog in a bigger wheel you can be an agent for change and help push forward innovation. Very few innovative ideas are new; the vast majority take something that is already working and improve it. This may be a product, service or process. Those who are closest to the business often have the most innovative ideas. You will complete this course understanding how to turn ideas into reality for the benefit of the business and, in many cases, the wider society and the way we live.

Using case studies from the University of Leeds and major high street retailer Marks & Spencer, we connect theory and practice to demonstrate the importance of innovation in growing and sustaining a business. You will explore a range of important innovations including the introduction of chilled foods and the development of man-made fibres. We look at how the ideas emerged and developed and their impact not only on business but also on how we live our lives today.

Through the course you will see that innovation can take many forms and that innovation needs people and organisations with a willingness to embrace change, to wonder ‘what if’, to challenge the status quo and most importantly to work together – successful innovations need both determined individuals and a collaborative approach. Join this course to start your journey of innovation.

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