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Neurotechnology SIG: Kick-off Workshop

Event details
Thursday, 11 July 2019
9:30 am – 16:00 pm
Be part of the first workshop for the new Neurotechnology SIG

From bioelectronic medicines that treat chronic diseases, to brain computer interfaces that help stroke rehabilitation, neurotechnology will play an increasingly important role in meeting some of the challenges of an ageing society. The KTN is launching the Neurotechnology Special Interest Group (SIG) which aims to grow the neurotechnology community and accelerate innovation through cross-sector collaborations. The SIG will help transfer knowledge from academia to the fast-growing industry sector and will provide a vital meeting place for clinicians and technologists.

The kick off event on the 11th July will introduce the aims and objectives of the SIG and give delegates the opportunity to hear about the latest innovations in the field, network with leading experts in the sector and find out about funding opportunities.

Draft agenda

9.30 Registration and refreshments

10.00 Welcome and introduction to the SIG – Dr Charlie Winkworth-Smith, KTN

10.10 Overview of the neurotechnology landscape in the UK – Prof Tim Denison, University of Oxford

10.40 A neurosurgeon’s perspecitve – Prof Keyoumars Ashkan, King’s College Hospital

11.10 New technologies for neuropathic pain – Dr Tacson Fernandez, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

11.40 Refreshments and networking

12.10 Non-invasive neurotechnology – academia to spin out – Prof Damien Coyle, Ulster University & NeuroCONCISE

12.40 Starting a neurotechnology company in the UK – Emil Hewage, BIOS Health

13.10 Lunch and networking

14.10 A view from MHRA – Shaleenah Ramjan

14.40 A view from NICE – Dr Chris Pomfrett

15.10 The funding landscape – Dr Andreea Iftimia-Mande, Innovate UK

15.30 Highlights from the Royal Society’s Neural Interface Technologies Report – Dr Patrick Noack, Royal Society

15.50 Closing remarks

16.00 Refreshments and networking

16.30 Event end