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Technology Partnering Event | Innovative Detector Technologies in Healthcare

27 June 2013 | STFC, Sci-Tech, Daresbury

The ever-increasing need for early detection of potentially life-threatening conditions is driving researchers to push the boundaries of technology to the limits.  As a result, innovation and blue skies thinking are playing a key role in addressing some of the challenges we face today. It is probable that any major breakthrough in technology will come through collaborative partnerships and this event is aimed at bringing together academia and industry to address current challenges as well as to highlight some of the progress already being made. It is hoped that this event will help develop partnerships to tackle some of the more aggressive barriers to progress. 

All areas of detector technology are open for discussion and companies and researchers that are working on sensor or detector technology are encouraged to attend and share their vision. The event aims to facilitate information exchange via presentations followed by an afternoon of partnering discussions where companies can discuss directly with technology providers how the technology might be used in support of new product development.

Hear about:

  • A user's viewpoint: Innovative detectors for medical physics and where innovation is needed, from Melvyn Carroll, Head of Medical Physics at Royal Liverpool Hospital
  • Funding: Invention for Innovation, from the i4i Programme Director, Martin Hunt
  • See a demonstration of the Hartree Centre Visualisation suite

Novel technology being presented includes:

  • ProSPECTus SPECT imaging system: A partnership between STFC, University of Liverpool and the Royal Liverpool Hospital
  • A novel electrochemical sensor platform capable of providing up to 1000 times the sensitivity of conventional electrochemical sensing platforms, from NanoFlex
  • A small field of view gamma camera, from the BioImaging Unit, University of Leicester
  • Wound diagnostic sensors, from the University of Strathclyde
  • Pixelated CdZnTe detector development for medical imaging applications, from The Institute of Cancer Research and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
  • Micro PMT for point-of-care diagnostics, from Hamamatsu Photonics UK
  • HEXITEC: Medical applications of hyperspectral imaging, from University of Surrey and Royal Surrey Hospital

This is a major opportunity to meet key players in the detectors and healthcare sectors: the delegate rate is £100+VAT for non-UKIF members or £75+VAT for UKIF members.  A limited number of concessionary passes are available for full-time students, at £50. Catering is provided. Registration is open here.

Driving Your Eco-Innovation Workshops | Events across Wales in June 2013

University of South Wales and BIC Innovation

Ever wondered how eco-Innovation leads to Growth? How can you increase your market share, gain a competitive advantage and improve your products/ technologies?

  • Discover the support available to drive business eco-Innovation.
  • Explore the Eco-Innova Project.
  • Network with other SME’s to increase collaboration.
  • Discuss with our specialist advisors & Keynote Speakers how eco-Innovation can help you grow your business.

Due to the success of the previous series of events during December 2012 the University of South Wales and BIC Innovation will be holding three more seminars across Wales during June:

  • 04 June: Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), Powys (12-4pm)
  • 11 June: Bridge Innovation Centre, Pembrokeshire Science and Technology Park (12:15-4pm)
  • 21 June: Redwither Tower, Redwither Business Park, Wrexham (12-4pm) 

Join us to explore with SME's the Eco-Innova Toolbox developed as part of the ECO-INNOVA project, an international project established to build a transnational structure to inform and promote Eco-innovation in SME's and the creation of eco-businesses.

The Centre for Research in Futures and Innovation at the University of South Wales is the partner responsible for delivering the project in Wales, with five other partners in Spain, Portugal and France.

Click here to view the flyer in full and for event speaker details. For more information visit this site

Attendance is free of charge, however it is essential to reserve your place prior to the event. To book, please contact Jennifer Rao (t:01248 671101)

Mid-year conference discounts from BioPartner for UKIF members

BioPartner, the UK Trade Organisation supporting internationalising life science SMEs, has negotiated the best discounts available to UK companies attending many key international partnering events. For some of these events we have obtained additional funding support and/or showcasing opportunities. Our mid-year programme includes discounts on the following events:

  • ChinaBio - Beijing, 29-30 May
  • Asia BioInvest - Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3-5 Jun
  • Vaccine Partnering for Emerging Markets - Berlin, 10 - 12 Jun
  • BioPartnering Latin America - Rio de Janeiro, 10 - 12 Sept
  • BioPharm America - Boston, MA, 17 - 19 Sept
  • UK BioScience Forum - London, UK, 10 Oct.
  • Nordic Life Science Days 2013 - Stockholm, 14-15 Oct
  • Life Sciences Israel - Tel Aviv, 16 - 17 Oct
  • Central European Investment Conference - Krakow, 17 - 18 Oct
  • BIO-Europe 2013 - Vienna, 4 - 6 Nov 

Discounts and benefits are only available through BioPartner. You don't have to be a member to save money - our reciprocal arrangements with the UK Innovation Forum give their members access to our higher level discounts.
TAP support is provided by UK Trade & Investment, the Government agency that helps UK-based exporters succeed globally. Terms and conditions apply.

The full list of BioPartner supported conferences is here


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