22 September 2022, 9:00 - 16:00

We were delighted to welcome 150 delegates to the Bridging the Gap conference on 22 September in Liverpool. Comprising healthcare SMEs, clinical entrepreneurs and established innovators, the AHSN Network's Bridging the Gap conference really was an event not to be missed!

Through a series of engaging presentations, workshops and panel sessions, Bridging the Gap aligned our commitment to support the growth and development of innovation and help to navigate the complexities of working with the NHS.

Delegates joined us to learn more about the role of the AHSN Network and how the wider landscape can play a part in their innovation journey and how beneficial it is to be part of this dynamic community.

The event provided attendees with advice on accessing the health and care marketplace and the challenges commonly encountered in the latter stages of the innovation pathway. Successful innovators who have already been supported by the AHSN Network, also shared their journey and experiences.

Keynote addresses were delivered by Lindsey Hughes, Director of Research and Engagement for Innovation, Research and Life Sciences Group, NHS England and StJohn Crean, Pro Vice Chancellor at UCLan.

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You can view the speaker presentations via the links in the agenda below.

08:45 - Registration, coffee and exhibition

09:30 - Conference welcome and opening address
Dr Phil Jennings, CEO - Innovation Agency

09:45 - Bridging the Gap between early adoption and scale adoption
Mike Kenny, Co-Director of Enterprise and Growth - Innovation Agency

09:55 - Our journey to commercial success - how we bridged the gap
Jordan Van Flute, CTO - Inovus Medical
Mark Ratnarajah, Managing Director - C2AI

10:25 - Keynote address
Prof. StJohn Crean, Pro Vice Chancellor - UCLan

10:50 - Coffee, networking and exhibition

11:20 - Parallel workshop sessions

  • Regulation
    Phil Brown, Director, Regulatory & Compliance - ABHI
  • Investment landscape - panel discussion
    Andy Round, Investment Director - Praetura Ventures
    Hannah Randles, Innovation Pipeline Manager - Lyva Labs
    Ben Carter, Investment Manager - Life Sciences - Deepbridge Capital
  • Adoption to scale adoption - panel discussion
    Peter Snuggs, Chief Operating Officer - Definition Health
    Fardeen Siddiqui, CEO - Sidqam
  • Digital readiness
    Tony Woods, Director of Operations & Digital - Innovation Agency

11.20 - 13.20: 1-2-1 surgeries with industry experts

13:20 - Lunch, networking and exhibition

14:20 - Keynote address
Lindsey Hughes, Director of Research and Engagement in the Innovation, Research and Life Sciences Group and Accelerated Access Collaborative - NHS England

14:45 - Digital inclusion / patient view
Mat Taylor, Commercial Director - Brain in Hand
Connor Ward, User Experience Lead
Debbie Parkinson, Patient and Public Involvement Lead - Innovation Agency
Steve Adams, Commercial Programme Manager - Innovation Agency

15:20 - Our journey to commercial success - how we bridged the gap
Rob Halhead, COO - Docobo
Caroline Gadd, Director - Holmusk

15:50 - Benefits realisation work with remote monitoring
Tony Woods, Director of Operations and Digital - Innovation Agency
Casey Black, Data Analyst - Innovation Agency
Janet King, Regional Director of Digital Transformation, NHS England

16.30 - Conference close and networking


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