Taking a strategic look at MedTech innovation: People, place and process

Ideas In Practice Symposium

The world of MedTech is global, complex, competitive, regulated and dynamic. It is not just about having the most brilliant technology; success in this world means being strategic and understanding the people element in technological innovation – both suppliers and users. Leeds University Business School would like to invite you to join them for a one-day Symposium to discuss:

  • The strategic challenges of managing innovation in MedTech
  • How to manage the innovation ecosystem
  • How regulation affects innovation strategies, including emergent technologies where regulation is under-developed
  • Digital innovation and technological/industrial convergence

This event is supported by EU-funded MSCA-EID COINS (agreement number 675866).

Event format

09:00 Arrival and refreshments
09:30 Welcome and introduction: Prof. Krsto Pandza, Professor in Strategy and Innovation
09:45 Graeme Cameron, Head of UK Hospital Care Division, B Braun: MedTech – Innovating Beyond the Product
10:15 Bill Pigg, Director, Holden Consulting Limited: MedTech Innovation: Regulatory Challenges and Return on Investment
10:45 Q & A
11:00 Tea and coffee
11:30 John Fisher, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of three funded MedTech research centres, University of Leeds: MedTech Place: A Regional Approach to Medical Technology Innovation
12:00 Michael Branagan-Harris, CEO, Device Access Ltd: The Principles of Successful MedTech Market Access
12:30 Q & A
12:45 Networking lunch
13:45 Panel discussion with all speakers, chaired by Prof. Krsto Pandza: Disruptive Change or Business as Usual?
14:30 Andrew Jackson, Client Executive Northern UK, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, IBM: IBM in Healthcare and the Role of Publication in Innovation
15:10 Tea and coffee and networking
15:30 Event close

For further information, please contact Naomi Colhoun at n.colhoun@leeds.ac.uk