Over 5,000 delegates attended the Health and Care Innovation Expo 2017 that was held on 11th and 12th September in Manchester.
This year, the NHS Expo explored the most important developments across health and social care, including:
- The achievements and lessons of the New Care Models vanguard program
- Delivering Sustainability and Transformation Plans
- Building and maintaining the right structures for collaborative, prevention-focused services
- New digital technology solutions supporting transformation of health and care services
- Accelerating the uptake of successful innovations across health and social care
The Health and Care Innovation Expo 2017 highlighted the importance of a collaborative approach to medical innovation and gave an opportunity for young medical companies to interact with all the main healthcare stakeholders.
Enrico Giuliani, Neuron Guard CEO, had the opportunity to share his experience during a panel discussion about How the NIHR is accelerating technology and innovation in the NHS.
One of the key messages of this session was that the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and the Healthcare Technology Co-operatives (HTCs) are performing a vital task in the new environment of innovation as they are bridging the gap between prototypes and medical products, assisting companies in overcoming barriers that would be otherwise very difficult to overcome.
Since 2014, the NIHR Brain Injury HTC has been supporting Neuron Guard navigating the complex pathway from a prototype to a medical device ready for commercialisation and liaising with relevant partners and experts. The HTC’s network has been very valuable for this young, but very promising, medical company.
Enrico also had the opportunity to present his prototype to the Health Minister Lord O’Shaughnessy, who showed a great interest in the interactions between the NHS institutions and private companies.
“It was a great honour to have the opportunity to present to the Health Minister, Lord O’Shaughnessy, the work we have done with the NIHR and the Brain Injury Healthcare Technology Co-operative in evolving our technology from a proof of concept stage to an advanced human prototype. Together we bridge the gap to bring this innovation to patients” – Enrico Giuliani
If you missed anything, you can download the slides and presentations from the Expo 2017 app and read about the key moments on the @ExpoNHS twitter page!
See you next year at the Expo 2018 (Manchester Central on 5-6 September)!
Visit Neuron Guard website to read their article on what they learned at the NHS Expo!