Consultation event and launch of call for project definitions – UKRI Strength in Places Fund

Date: May 20, 2019 @ 12:00 PM


Location: Met Hotel, Leeds

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Following a successful expression of interest on Medical Technologies in the Leeds City Region: Driving economic growth, improving health and care to UK Research & Innovation’s Strength in Places Fund, there will be a consultation event and launch of call for project definitions on 20 May 2019.

  • Learn more about the vision and strategy for the regional health tech initiative, the proposed Strength in Places programme and how it can support our ambitions
  • Get involved in the call for project definitions for technical proof of concept and clinical evidence projects
  • Network with industry, clinicians and academics

The expression of interest has been awarded early stage funding to develop a full proposal – to be submitted to UK Research and Innovation by 18 September 2019.

If successful, the programme will attract £18M UKRI funding into the region – for technology proof of concept projects and clinical evidence projects.  Projects can be industry or academic-led.  They must be match funded by industry (in-kind or direct cash: 30% for micro and small, 50% for large companies).

The meeting on 20 May will provide further information about the opportunity and invite project ideas to define the first 50% of projects to be funded.

The full agenda can be found below:

Agenda
12:00 Registration and lunch
12:30 WelcomeProfessor John Fisher
12:40 Icebreaker
12:50 Strength in Places Fund Dr Lisa Hill
13:00 Medical Technologies in the Leeds City Region: VisionProfessor John Fisher
13.20 Group discussion
13:30 Medical Technologies in the Leeds City Region: Driving economic growth, improving health and careProfessor John Fisher with Dr Jo Dixon-Hardy, Dr Sarah Bronsdon, Dr Lisa Hill
14:00 Group discussion
14:20 Q&A
14:40 Coffee
15:00 Call for project definitions Dr Jo Dixon-Hardy
15:20 Group discussion
15:45 Q&A
16:10 Opportunities available through Grow MedTechDr Jo Dixon-Hardy
16:20 1:1 discussions, Q&A, ideas boards
17:00 Close
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