Upcoming events

March 2017

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Expression of Interest: Global Speed Networking Event: Global Opportunities for Health, Wellbeing and Digital

Digital Catapult Centre, 101 Euston Road, Kings Cross, London NW1 2RA

Are you an innovator in the healthcare, wellbeing or lifestyles space? Are you using the latest generation of digital tools, techniques, technologies or platforms? Would you be interested in discussing how to progress your ideas with the biggest brands in the technology sector?If the answer is yes, then this forthcoming ‘speed-networking event’ could be for you.

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Do it Digital

Innovation Birmingham Limited, Faraday Wharf, Innovation Birmingham Campus, Holt Street, Birmingham Science Park, Aston, Birmingham B7 4BB

Do It Digital is an independent, not-for-profit signposting and celebrating resources that help small businesses become more digitally active. Do it Digital will be hosting three events on their tour bus, which will be parked at Innovation Birmingham Campus.

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Naidex 2017

National Exhibition Centre, Pendigo Way, Marston Green, Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT

Naidex boasts 250 cutting-edge exhibitors and 150 leading experts over three days of innovation, education, inspiration and networking. With over 12,000 visitors, Naidex is at the forefront of breaking ground in the independent living and physical disability industries, it is open to everyone, and is absolutely free.

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The Future of Cancer Treatment: Can genetic science benefit patients?

Lecture Theatre 2, Education Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Mindelsohn Way, Birmingham B15 2GW

Genetics and genomic medicine is set to transform our understanding of cancer. It will lead to improved diagnosis, personalised treatment based upon the patient’s own genetic make-up and new drugs therapies. Join this free public event to hear about how this cutting-edge science is shaping cancer treatment for patients in Birmingham and the West Midlands.

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Planning marketing and finance to support business innovation

Various

This workshop focuses on the importance of matching your marketing strategy with opportunities in order to maximise chances of success – a method of ‘connecting’ what your business can do to successfully win new business. This workshop will also present the latest research into opportunities for business finance including traditional forms and innovation in funding.

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Enterprising Birmingham Showcase

Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Building, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT

Discover how University of Birmingham research is solving real world problems at the Final Showcase of the Enterprising Birmingham Innovation Competition. Three inventive finalists will pitch their ideas to a Dragons’ Den style judging panel for a £20,000 investment.

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Medicines Discovery Catapult Lab Opening

University of Warwick, Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry CV4 7AL

The official opening of the Medicines Discovery Catapult Laboratory at the University of Warwick

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Tech Nation 2017: Birmingham

iCentrum, Innovation Birmingham Campus, Faraday Wharf, Holt Street, Aston, Birmingham B7 4BB

Hear from Gerard Grech, CEO of Tech City UK, about the findings from Tech Nation 2017, the most comprehensive report of the UK digital sector to date. The event will celebrate the growth of digital tech across the UK over the past 12 months. It will also delve into themes uncovered by the report to discuss the opportunities and challenges for the future.

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Empowered and Connected Communities Research Workshop

Leeds TBC

Public Health England is holding an Empowered and Connected Communities Research workshop, hosted by Leeds Beckett University. They are inviting colleagues from across a range of sectors to come together to stimulate research activity in public health approaches to creating empowered and connected communities.

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Nudgeathon

Warwick Business School, University Of Warwick, University Road, Coventry CV4 7AL

West Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative and NIHR CLAHRC West Midlands are pleased to announce the first Nudgeathon, in association with Warwick Business School. This fun free event will for the first time bring together top behavioural science students from across the UK to work with NHS staff to use nudge theory to solve ‘real world’ healthcare problems.

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Are You Ready for the New European Regulations?

4 Greenfield Crescent, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3BE

Medilink West Midlands, in conjunction with Acclaim Biomedical Consulting Ltd, is offering two half day introductory workshops exploring the new European Regulations for In Vitro Diagnostics Regulations and Medical Device Regulations. Organisations must be realistically prepared, not only for the impact of changes outlined in the short-term, but for the ongoing burden in terms of resources and time required to maintain existing products and bring new products into the market.

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“Yellow hats are not just for builders”

Nicolson Building, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham B15 2RA

This free one day workshop focuses on the importance of understanding and recognising emotional labour. Builders undertake hard physical labour, and wear yellow hats to protect them from the dangers in their environment, yet healthcare professionals engage in hard emotional labour, often without protection or support. The workshop is practical and evidence-based.

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