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Insider Northern Powerhouse Health Innovation Conference 2018

  • Bright Building Manchester Science Park Pencroft Way (map)
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7:45am - Registration
8:30am - Panel
12:00pm - Approximate close
Guests are invited to remain behind after the formal close for coffee and networking


Identifying the challenges | 8:35am - 9:40am

Prof Steve Haake
director, Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre, Sheffield

Keith Chantler
founder and executive director, TRUSTECH

Dr Gareth King
life science partner, Catapult Ventures

Keith Austin
chief executive, EMS

The scale of the opportunity | 10:00am - 11:00am

Rowena Burns
executive chair, Health Innovation Manchester and chairman at Manchester Science Partnerships

Dr Hakim Yadi
founder and ceo, Northern Health Science Alliance

Jason Taylor
general manager, innovation service, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Peter Jackson
director, The AMR Centre

Growing global | 11:00am - 12:00pm

Mark Street-Docherty
chief executive, Elucigene

Chris Walker
distributor manager EMEA, Sky Medical Technology

Bonella Ramsay
partner and co-chair, global life sciences sector, DLA Piper

Lee Dentith
founder and ceo, Now Healthcare Group


The Northern Powerhouse health and life sciences sector operates on a global platform, exporting its expertise all over the world. Fast-growing private sector companies in pharmaceuticals, medtech and digital health are supported by the global expertise and world-beating research led by northern universities and hospitals.

And the sector’s set to get even bigger. In its most recent report, the Northern Powerhouse Partnership predicted GVA growth in the sector is set to rise from £17.5bn to £43bn at 2011 prices by 2050. Insider’s conference will shed light on how this can be achieved and what challenges lie ahead.

Our event will discuss the strengths of the regional cluster, and illustrate the supply chain and collaboration opportunities.

With many companies in the health innovation space seeking opportunities beyond our borders, the conference will also identify priority markets for health innovation companies and hear why global giants are choosing to invest in the Northern Powerhouse.

The scale of opportunity is immense, so join us to hear the success stories and make new discoveries.