MedTech FUTURES Conference

A must attend event Health Enterprise East (HEE) are pleased to announce details of the MedTech FUTURES Conference on Wednesday 31st October from 9:00am - 4:30pm at the inspiring surroundings of the Wellcome Trust, Genome Campus,  Hinxton, Cambridge.

Hosted by Science Writer and Broadcaster Vivienne Parry OBE the conference will include keynote addresses from clinical entrepreneurs and senior leaders within the NHS and industry speakers from emerging tech areas such as AI, robotics and 3D printing.

Who Should Attend:

NHS staff, academics, third sector and healthcare industry colleagues with an interest in the latest emerging trends in medical technology innovation.

The event is free to all NHS staff; for other attendees including other public sector bodies and private sector a small fee will apply.

*** Click here to view the latest Draft Programme***


Speakers Include...


Andrew Laidlaw - Linux Specialist
IBM  Power Systems 

Dr Mark Slack - Medical Director
CMR Surgical 

Dr Waheed Arian - NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Fellow, Senior Emergency Medicine Doctor
Founder/CEO Arian Teleheal 

Stuart Thomson - Managing Director​

Karen Livingstone - National Director SBRI Healthcare & Director of Partnerships & Industry Engagement 
Eastern Academic Health Science Network

Richard Fordham - Professor in Public Health Economics
University of East Anglia 

Bekah Fong - Consultant Health Economist
Health Enterprise East 

**Further speakers to be confirmed**

Medtech Accelerator Showcase - Supported by the Eastern AHSN:

Spotlight on projects funded by the Medtech Accelerator, an innovative joint venture set up to facilitate the early stage development of medical technology innovations emerging primarily from within the NHS.

Presentation Include...

SAFIRA - Safer injection for regional anaesthesia 
Dr John Gibson - Consultant Anesthetist
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn NHS Foundation Trust

Non-Contact, Sleep Apnoea Diagnostic Device
Dr Ian Smith - Consultant Physician, Deputy Medical Director and Director of R&D 
Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Helping Children with Glue Ear to Hear 
Dr Tamsin Brown - Community Pediatrician
Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust


Other Highlights Include..

  • Dedicated Breakout Sessions with a Focus on: Raising Investment, Health Economics, ​​​R&D Tax Credits and Regulatory/IP
  • Plenary Debates: Key Emerging Medech Trends & Learning from Experience (Successful Innovation Case Studies)
  • Exhibition Stands: Chance to see the latest innovations in development from HEE’s Member Trusts and related healthcare industry partners
  • Competition: NHS staff from across HEE’s NHS membership compete for the chance to win funding for their idea.

Partners and Sponsors 

We are delighted to announce a number of key partners & sponsors & have already confirmed their attendance, these include: 

Exhibitors Include



Packages are still available to any interested organisations. For more information click here or email Marketing & Events Manager at Health Enterprise East or call 01223 928040.