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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Bristol SEO & Digital Marketing Meetup by Accelerator Agency
Aug
27
5:30 PM17:30

Bristol SEO & Digital Marketing Meetup by Accelerator Agency

Details

The Bristol Online Marketing Meetup is PPC & SEO themed so we will discuss tips & tricks to improve Paid Search, Paid Social and Organic.

The location is the in the upstairs Cafe at the Watershed, 1 Canon's Rd, Bristol.

Thanks

Phil, Nick & Clifton.

Example slides and resources to use for discussion can be downloaded here:

http://searchengineland.com/seotable

https://www.dropbox.com/s/7ou238nghwjnv03/41_PPC_presentations_HeroConf_London_2014.zip?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pmae0zo0nnf6j59/AdWords%20Analytics%20using%20GA%20v2.ppsx?dl=0

http://www.slideshare.net/phildpearce/analytics-tools-to-improve-customer-insight

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Pitchfest South West 2019
Sep
2
9:00 AM09:00

Pitchfest South West 2019

Are you an innovative UK Company that has the potential to scale or is already scaling and looking to raise between £100k – £1m in investment?

PitchFest South West is an intensive training and showcase programme designed to help ambitious businesses become both pitch and investment ready. Delivered by Enterprise Europe Network in partnership with Innovate UK, this programme is designed for companies with innovative products and services that have the potential to scale and are looking to raise investment.

The programme comprises intensive investment and pitch training delivered by real experts culminating in an Investor Showcase where companies have the opportunity to pitch “live” to an audience of real investors.

Who is the programme aimed at ?

– UK registered small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
– Innovative companies looking to scale-up
– Businesses suitable for angel/VC finance and EIS/SEIS registered

How does the programme work?

The PitchFest programme is delivered over 4 days and companies are expected to attend all elements of the programme.

From the applicants, 20 businesses will be selected for the training programme and from those up to 10 businesses will be offered the opportunity to pitch at the Investor Showcase.

To qualify for the Investor Showcase companies will need to successfully pitch to a panel during a private session on selection day.

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Expo 2019
Sep
4
to Sep 5

Expo 2019

  • Manchester Central Convention Complex (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

OVERVIEW

Health and Care Innovation Expo is the biggest NHS-led event of the year. Held every September at Manchester Central, it attracts around 5,000 people from the NHS, social care, local government, the third sector and the commercial sector.

Expo 2019, on 4-5 September, is focused on bringing the NHS Long Term Plan to life.

Expo inspires leaders and clinicians to make improvements for patients and service users – almost three-quarters pledge to start new projects or initiatives after visiting. It unites people from right across the health and social care sector to share perspectives, learn from one another, and find solutions.

Expo informs you about the future: it’s where you’ll hear the big announcements about the future of the NHS and social care, and meet the people leading transformation.

PROGRAMME

There will be a large main stage for Expo 2019 focused entirely on keynote speeches and major announcements.

A second stage will focus on professional panels. This stage will provide a forum for smaller audiences to get involved in deliberative conversations and structured engagement exercises with senior leaders and innovators.

THEATRES AND POP-UP UNIVERSITY

The four theatre rooms at Health and Care Innovation Expo are flexible, quiet spaces ideal for collaborative exploration of a single key topic or work area.

Pop-up university workshops take place in smaller rooms separate from the main conference hall, seating a maximum of 60 people. They sessions allow a bite-sized introduction to a single area of improvement practice that can be replicated elsewhere.

Apply now to lead a session in our Theatres or Pop-up university

FEATURE ZONES

Our feature zones are key building blocks of Health and Care Innovation Expo. Central to the conference floor, they provide targeted focus and deep discussion of major NHS-led innovation and development, celebrating and sharing success as well as exploring issues and challenges.

REGISTRATION

You can register online now.

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C3Bio Bath Conference on Biosensors, Bioelectronics and Biodevices
Sep
9
to Sep 10

C3Bio Bath Conference on Biosensors, Bioelectronics and Biodevices

The Centre for Biosensors, Bioelectronics and Biodevices (C3Bio) at the University of Bath and the Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology, Bristol welcome academics, industry, healthcare professionals, environmental agencies and other stakeholders to this conference on different aspects of biosensors, bioelectronics and biodevices.

Provisional Programme:

Monday           13:00-17:30 – Session I

17:30-20:00 – Poster session / Exhibition & Evening reception

Tuesday            9:00-12:00 – Session II

12:00-13:30 – Poster session / Exhibition & Lunch

13:30-16:00 – Session III

Abstract deadline: 5 July 2019

The abstract should include title, authors (underline presenting author), affiliations and half a page summary. Please indicate your preference for oral or poster presentation (please note that there are limited spaces for oral presentations). Please send your abstract to C3Bio@bath.ac.uk.

Registration fee: £50

The event is free for staff and students of the University of Bath and the University of the West of England, as well as student presenters from the University of Bristol.

Deadline for registration: 27 August 2019

Exhibitors: £200, which includes a table, space for banners and 2 participants in the conference

 Please register on http://www.bath.ac.uk/events/c3bio-conference-on-biosensors-bioelectronics-and-biodevices-2019-c3bio-ibst-joint-event/

Satellite event: C3Bio Training Workshop on Lab-on-Chip, 11-12 September 2019

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Sensors in Medicine 2019
Sep
11
to Sep 12

Sensors in Medicine 2019

  • Royal Geographical Society (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Future of Sensors in Healthcare"
The 6th Annual Sensors in Medicine Conference features Wearable sensors for monitoring chronic conditions, Point of Care technology, Low cost and disposable sensors, and Sensors for infectious diseases. SiM19 uniquely brings togther academic research, industry and clinicians to explore trending developments in the application of sensor technology in healthcare.

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South West Stroke Conference 2019
Sep
13
8:45 AM08:45

South West Stroke Conference 2019

OVERVIEW

Join the Southwest Stroke Conference 2019 to learn about the recent developments in the world of stroke and network with colleagues in the multi-disciplinary team involved in the care of patients with stroke.

The conference in its new format is a collaboration between the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital Trust and the University of Exeter College of Medicine and Health, with an exciting programme and line up of exceptional national and regional experts in this field.

PROGRAMME

Topics will include:

  • update on new developments in the world of stroke care

  • learn about managing TIA and new NICE guidelines

  • learn about the management of intra-cranial heamorrhage

  • learn about new developments and research on stroke thrombolysis

  • contribute to the stroke services and thrombectomy development debate

  • learn about managing disability in stroke and stroke rehabilitation

  • learn about dementia in stroke

  • learn about challenges of stroke management and therapy in paediatrics

Aimed at all clinicians involved in stroke care including consultants, nurses, and therapists, specialty doctors, trainee doctors, and GPs

REGISTRATION

Please register your interest on the Southwest Stroke Conference 2019 website

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Maternal and Neonatal Health Safety Collaborative Local Learning System
Sep
13
9:30 AM09:30

Maternal and Neonatal Health Safety Collaborative Local Learning System

  • South West Academic Health Science Network Offices (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

OVERVIEW

This event aims to support the work of the Maternal and Neonatal Health Safety Collaborative, bringing together our regional teams in an opportunity to learn, share and network in the following areas:

  • Mat Neo Waves 1,2 and 3 teams project updates and facilitated learning time

  • The South West PReCePT team update and facilitated learning time

  • Update on smoking cessation system level project

  • QI knowledge sharing and input

  • Life QI – opportunity to update, amend and improve projects using expert guidance

Facilitators present will include members of the Q community, PHE, CCG, ODN, NSI improvement lead and both SW AHSN and mat neo faculty.

PROGRAMME

The event will start at 9.30am and lunch will be provided. More details will be sent out with the agenda to registered attendees.

REGISTRATION

You can register online now 

Places are limited at this event and we would kindly ask anyone who signs up to ensure they can attend, where reasonably possible.

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18 - Late Summer
Sep
16
7:00 PM19:00

18 - Late Summer

September 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Bristol

Details

Agenda (subject to change)

18:30 Open: Networking and Refreshments
19:00 Announcements

PRESENTATIONS

1. Full Metal Update - Phil Robinson, Technical Director, Witekio
2. ...

20:10 Lightning Introductions

Your name here?

20:20 Networking and any remaining refreshments
21:00 Close

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FullMetalUpdate - A secure open source over-the-air update solution using containers

see https://www.fullmetalupdate.io/

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Autumn ReSPECT event
Sep
18
9:00 AM09:00

Autumn ReSPECT event

We would like to extend a warm invitation to all West of England ReSPECT (Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment)  stakeholders to our autumn event.  The event will provide another opportunity for early adopters to learn from one another.

The full agenda will be supplied shortly.

Who should attend?

  • Health and social care staff who have or are intending to implement ReSPECT from both primary and secondary care.

  • Quality improvement leads

  • CCG Commissioners

  • Researchers involved in Advance Care Planning

  • Patient representatives

  • Voluntary sector representatives

  • Hospice staff

Register

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Innovating for improvement conference
Sep
26
9:00 AM09:00

Innovating for improvement conference

Our Innovating for Improvement conference offers an outstanding opportunity to engage with enthusiasts and influencers across our local healthcare systems, during a unique day of education and networking for people with a passion for building knowledge and developing skills, to deliver safer and better care across our health care systems.

The conference will examine the Innovation cycle, from idea conception, through development and testing, improvement psychology and the wider spread for the benefit of patients.

We are planning an exciting mix of inspirational speakers and interactive workshops to offer leading edge learning to innovators and improvement enthusiasts across the West of England and beyond – and especially to all members of The Health Foundation Q Community.

More information will be available soon, including a confirmed venue and registration details – so save the date!

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Healthcare Excellence Through Technology
Oct
1
8:30 AM08:30

Healthcare Excellence Through Technology

Designed by the healthcare industry, for the healthcare industry; HETT 2019 will drive transformation by connecting health technology innovators with digital leaders from across the healthcare ecosystem

Supported by NHS Digital, NHS England, the AHSN Network and techUK, HETT 2019 will connect health technology innovators, pioneers and leading suppliers with digital and IT leadership teams from across the healthcare ecosystem.

HETT will be the platform for health tech suppliers to work with CIOs, CCIOs, CTOs, CDOs and other IT leaders from NHS Trusts, CCGs, national bodies and private hospitals to address the biggest issues in healthcare technology adoption, including IT legacy issues, interoperability, data security and overcoming financial pressures.

The free-to-attend, two-day event will showcase best practice and real life success stories, plus over 120 suppliers demonstrating the latest health technology, including; EMIS Health, Toshiba, Bittium, Imprivata, and Servelec.

Find out more about about how to be part of the event, register your attendance and exhibit.

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Bridging the Gap 4, South Coast
Oct
2
9:00 AM09:00

Bridging the Gap 4, South Coast

  • Axis centre, Southampton Science Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bridging the Gap (BtG) is a series of events held on behalf of the AHSN Network. Preceded by 3 BtG events, this 4th event focuses on showcasing the south coast AHSN offer to industry. The full breadth of the innovation value chain will be decomposed through educational talks and workshops delivered by key experts in their fields.

The aim is to foster learning, collaboration and ultimately technology-enabled care.

Further, delegates will have the opportunity to:

  • network with supporting organisations, key NHS stakeholders and other like minded innovators

  • consult commercial directors across the AHSN Network through 1:1s, covering areas including how to access funding, navigate the NHS, scale-up and build collaborations.

Talks:

This exciting day event will include speakers from:

  • South coast Academic Health Science Networks

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

  • British Standards Institution (BSI) Group

  • NHS Supply Chain

More to be confirmed.

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Health Innovation Programme: Applications now open
Oct
3
9:00 AM09:00

Health Innovation Programme: Applications now open

An intensive, fully-funded, four-day personal development course, our Health Innovation Programme has been running since 2015, delivering high quality coaching, mentoring and personal development support.

The next round of the programme will run on the 3rd, 4th, 7th & 11th October in The Village Hotel, Swindon. Applications for this programme are open now and will close on the Sunday 11 August.

Apply now

Who can apply?

We are looking for people working in the West of England with innovative business propositions that have real potential for health and care. This could be a product or service already in development or simply the germ of an idea but the concept must be realisable into a sustainable business model/proposition and you will need to be genuinely passionate about taking your proposition forward.

To be eligible you need to be one of the following:

  • a healthcare professional or academic employed by one of the West of England AHSN’s member organisations (NHS providers, CCGs and universities);

  • a public contributor involved in one of our member organisations;

  • or a Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) or micro-business.

Read the candidate selection criteria here.

What does the course cover?

You will have the opportunity to build core skills in entrepreneurship, including:

  • customer analysis

  • building a business case

  • funding strategies

  • market analysis.

The course will provide:

  • an opportunity to make a compelling pitch to an experienced panel

  • a great way to network with like-minded innovators

  • a friendly environment to try-out your ideas

  • a chance to get continuing support from us to further develop your proposition.

Who are the course tutors?

The course has been designed in partnership with Wessex AHSN and will be led by the West of England AHSN, supported by SETsquared.

As a network organisation bringing together the health and care sector with industry and academia, the West of England AHSN specialises  in helping innovators navigate their way through the complexity of the NHS.

Book

SETsquared has extensive experience in delivering training in entrepreneurship and small business incubation.

See our list of FAQs.

If you’ve got any other questions, please get in touch with Rosie Brown at Rosie.Brown@weahsn.net or call 0117 984 1547.

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BioJapan Expo
Oct
9
to Oct 11

BioJapan Expo

EEN Japan is currently calling for applications for its next Biotech Cluster/SME mission to be organised, from 8 to 11 October 2019, alongside “BioJapan” Expo.

We would be most grateful if you could promote this below call among your SME clients that could be interested.

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Biotech Cluster/SME Matchmaking Mission to Japan
The mission is organised alongside the “Bio Japan Expo" (http://www.ics-expo.jp/biojapan) in Pacifico Yokohama.

· Mission dates: 8-11 October 2019
· Application deadline: 23 May 2019

Unique opportunity for B2B meetings!
One day before the fair, on 8 October, EU clusters and SMEs will be able to attend a partnering event ” the European Biotech and Pharma Partnering Conference” that will take place in Osaka during which pre-arranged B2B meetings will be organised with companies from Kansai regions.

From 9 to 11 October, mission participants will have the opportunity to exhibit at the “BioJapan” Expo in Pacifico Yokohama https://www.ics-expo.jp/biojapan/en/, identify relevant key contacts, benefit from face-to-face meetings and gain market knowledge about the Biotech industry in Japan.

Targets:
The programme targets SMEs and clusters from EU or COSME partnering countries active in the following sectors (large companies may apply but will not be given priority):
· Drug and Drug Discovery (Small-Molecule Drug, Biologics, Vaccine etc.)
· Drug Discovery Support and Contract Services (Drug Synthesis Services, Analysis Contract Services and Chemical Compound Libraries and Screening etc.)
· Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices
· Functional Food, additives, enzymes
· Medical Treatment, Diagnosis and Medical Devices and Equipment
· Research Devices, Bioinformatics and Bio imaging etc.
For the full list of exhibitor categories go to: https://www.ics-expo.jp/biojapan/en/info_exhibitor.html .

Programme's objectives:
· Identify relevant key contacts (decision makers, R&D centres, potential partners etc)
· Establish relationships with potential partners (trade and technology)
· Benefit from face-to-face meetings leading to possible business opportunities
· Gain knowledge about market structure, sector analysis, Japanese business culture and policy

Special support for SMEs and clusters: No tuition fee; participants from SMEs and clusters can apply for a grant of EUR 600 to partially cover their living expenses.

For more information about the mission and to apply: https://www.eu-japan.eu/events/biotech-cluster-sme-mission.
For queries, feel free to send them to: d.lula@eu-japan.eu

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Maternal and Neonatal Health Safety Collaborative West of England 5
Oct
9
10:00 AM10:00

Maternal and Neonatal Health Safety Collaborative West of England 5

Please join us and colleagues from across the region at the fifth Local Learning System on 9 October 2019 (rescheduled date from 25 September 2019). Our learning system is an opportunity to interact and discuss with colleagues working to improve maternal and neonatal care across the local maternity systems, and a forum for local improvement to thrive.

Our aim in the local learning system is to inspire your improvement projects, act as an encouragement network learning and sharing from each other, and give you all the tools you need to go back to the shop floor and make that improvement project happen.

Our Local Learning System is part of the three year National Maternal and Neonatal Health Safety Collaborative, whose mission is to create and embed the conditions for all staff to improve the safety and outcomes of maternal and neonatal care by reducing unwarranted variation and provide high quality healthcare experience for all women, babies, and families across England.

We would like to invite representation from across the maternity and neonatal workforce particularly frontline doctors, midwives, nurses, support workers, as well as commissioners, and women and their families.

As discussed at our last event please bring a “plus one” — a colleague not familiar with QI or MatNeoQI collaborative to encourage education, information sharing and encouragement.

This event is open to all across the West of England region and Somerset including services in Bristol, Weston-Super-Mare, Swindon, Gloucester, Stroud, Cheltenham, Bath, Wiltshire, Taunton, Yeovil.

Register

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Bristol Hackspace Open Evening
Aug
15
7:00 PM19:00

Bristol Hackspace Open Evening

August 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm Studio G11

Bristol Hackspace is a social enterprise which aims to open up technology to anybody who takes an interest in it.

We want to ‘open’ technology both in the sense of taking things apart to learn how they work, and how to mend or adapt them; and in the sense of sharing the knowledge we gain from doing so. We are committed to the principles of Open Source and Open Knowledge.

It is currently only open to members most days although we do run public access courses and workshops.

If you’d like to find out more about the hackspace, you’re very welcome to drop in to one of our (free!) open evenings – every Thursday from 7pm (ish) until late. Here are instructions on how to find us.

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Calm coding with Background workers
Aug
14
6:45 PM18:45

Calm coding with Background workers

August 14, 2019 @ 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm Desk Lodge, 5th Floor, 1 Temple Way

In August join us at DeskLodge for talks about Background workers and Mindfulness for Developers.

We also have a new venue sponsor - Toolstation.
Toolstation is one of Britain’s fastest growing suppliers of tools, accessories and building supplies to the trade, home improvers and self-builders. With over 350 branches throughout the UK and an award winning website our multi-channel offering is developed entirely in-house.
Toolstation are excited to sponsor PHPSW. As a PHP driven retailer with its roots firmly in the South West, we are looking forward to meeting other PHP evangelists to both inspire and learn from.

This month's talks are:

- The benefits of background workers
Dan Ackroyd

Some things that need to be processed in a web based application can take a long time to run.
Moving this work to be done in a background worker can provide lots of benefits for the user and make your life easier as a developer.
Dan's going to talk about this stuff, going through exactly what the problems are, how to implement background workers, and the diverse benefits they give.

- Mindfulness for Developers: Calmness for Coders - wellbeing in the tech workplace
Arabella Tresilian

The developer’s brain works hard. Billions of neurons hyperwire to enable the coder to think multidimensionally for hours a day, under complex deadlines, day after day. An understanding of what keeps the brain/mind fresh makes for a more fulfilling and productive career. This interactive session gives participants an overview of neuropsychology for the coding mind, and presents them with a go-to tool for keeping their workplace brain-state healthy, calm and balanced.
Arabella is a workplace and civil mediator, specialising in conflict prevention and mental health. She is an associate trainer to the charity Mind, leading on corporate workplace wellbeing training for the Bath region, and she's also a certified Mental Health First Aider. Most of her family members seem to be developers now, and she works from the heart of the tech world in Bath, at the Guild Co-Working Hub. Following a diagnosis of autism in her thirties, she set about hacking her mind to establish better mental health for herself, and now shares her learning with others. Find out more at arabellatresilian.com.

Afterwards we'll head to the pub, probably the Volunteer Tavern (http://volunteertavern.co.uk/real-ales)!

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Your first time coming to PHPSW? Welcome!

Here's how the evening tends to run:
* Feel free to turn up from 6:30pm.
* We'll have pizza and a selection of soft drinks & alcoholic drinks available from about 6:45pm, all free of charge thanks to our sponsors. It's a great chance to speak to people (we're a friendly bunch!) and do a bit of networking. Just speak to an organiser if you'd like an introduction to people, or just dive in and say "hello!".
* At 7pm, we'll do a quick welcome talk and some community announcements
* At ~7:10pm we'll have our first talk
* After our first talk, there's a small break whilst we switch over speakers
* At ~8:10pm We have our second talk
* We finish at ~9pm. We always go for a drink somewhere afterwards to discuss the talks and anything else that takes your fancy.

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As always, a big thanks to our venue sponsor Toolstation (https://www.toolstation.com/) and our regular meetup sponsors Ents24 (http://www.ents24.com/), Brightpearl (http://www.brightpearl.com/), Space 48 (https://www.space48.com/) & Deep Blue Sky (http://deepbluesky.com/) without whom we wouldn't be able to put on our meetups.

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2019 Summer Social @ The Watershed
Aug
1
7:00 PM19:00

2019 Summer Social @ The Watershed

Bristech
Thursday, August 1 at 7:00 PM

We have a break from talks for August, so we thought it'd be good this year to have a social. There are always valuable discussions over pizza and drinks after the regular monthly events, so this is an opportunity to talk at greater length without the inconvenience of being shooed out of the venue.

We won't be providing pizza at this event, but we will put the normal cost of a Bristech monthly meetup behind the bar.

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Care homes: The art of the irresistible
Jul
25
12:00 PM12:00

Care homes: The art of the irresistible

  • South West Acadeic Health Science Network (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

OVERVIEW

In a growing population that is living longer, it is inevitable that many of us will come in to contact with care homes at some point in our lives.

Following recent media coverage on the care home system and inspired by TEDxExeter 2019, the South West Academic Health Science Network together with Devon Care Kite Mark are welcoming speakers to share their stories and ideas on what makes care homes irresistible to both people and the health and care system.

Join us for an afternoon of informative, uplifting and awe-inspiring talks from some of the industry’s leading experts.

You will be given the opportunity to discuss ideas, network, and explore interactive exhibition stands.

REGISTRATION

Limited tickets are available free of charge with lunch and refreshments provided. Please register here.

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PEMC Industrial Solutions – healthy ageing & biomedical
Jul
18
9:30 AM09:30

PEMC Industrial Solutions – healthy ageing & biomedical

OVERVIEW

Join the Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre (PEMC) team, Innovate UK and ZEISS at their next sector-focused Industrial Solutions event to discover what Electron Microscopy could do for your business. Designed to be informative, relevant and useful in terms of practical analysis and future funding opportunities, the event will be brief, but packed with useful information to inspire.

PROGRAMME

There is a terrific line-up of speakers for the Industrial Solutions event, which focuses on the healthy ageing and biomedical sectors. Not only do they have two of their industry customers talking about how EM has made a real difference in their companies, but also funding and support opportunities for those in the sectors, or, importantly, looking to enter the sectors.

SW AHSN’s associate director of delivery, Rupa Chilvers, will be delivering a presentation on how the SW AHSN has supported businesses with innovative ideas to enter the health and care sector.

Register

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South of England Mental Health Collaborative
Jul
17
9:00 AM09:00

South of England Mental Health Collaborative

The South of England Mental Health Quality and Patient Safety Improvement Collaborative is funded and supported by the West of England and the South West Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs). The Collaborative is led and delivered by a faculty of committed professionals. 11 NHS Mental Health Trusts in the South of England make up the Membership of the Collaborative.

The purpose of the South of England Mental Health Quality and Patient Safety Improvement Collaborative is to make care safer by improving quality in mental healthcare.

Our next two day event will be held on the 17-18 July in Bristol and will focus on improving physical health in mental health”. If your trust is one of the 11 collaboratives register for your free place below.

Register here

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Assisted Living Action Network: Digital tools to support a more physically active lifestyle
Jul
15
6:00 PM18:00

Assisted Living Action Network: Digital tools to support a more physically active lifestyle

The ALAN runs a quarterly seminar programme to bring together business, healthcare professionals, service user groups and academic researchers to discuss the key issues and areas of unmet need.

Our aim is to build up and facilitate new collaborations, to promote knowledge transfer and the uptake of research and create commercial opportunities for products or services.

Our focus is to improve the health and wellbeing and support economic development in the South West of England. We will draw on best practise from the UK and Europe.

The founding members are: University of Bath, Bath Research and Development, Designability, the South West Academic Health Network and the University of West of England (Institute of Bio-sensing Technology).

https://designability.org.uk/our-organisation/our-networks/assisted-living-action-network/

Schedule for the event:

6.00pm: Drinks and refreshments

6.30pm:

  • Welcome from Nigel Harris, Director of Innovation and Growth West of England AHSN

  • Jo Bangoura, West of England AHSN – Have your vision realised – Hyvr. A social media community engagement platform

  • Tommy Parker KiActiv®, – Development and evaluation of a digital personalised physical activity therapy programme

  • Open Mic – is your organisation working on a project to encourage a more physically active lifestyle?

  • Update on upcoming events

  • Zoe Banks Gross, Knowle West Media Centre (KWMC) – Engaging with the community to develop a ‘physical activity guidelines toolkit’

8:00 pm: Drinks and networking

Our speakers:

Jo Bangoura, Senior Project Manager, West of England AHSN

Jo leads the development of the Hyvr – have your vision realised, social media community engagement platform. The platform was developed as a resource to support crowdsourcing of ideas of solutions to real problems. The ASHN are supporting four community and social enterprise sector Hyvr exemplar projects.

Tommy Parker, Digital Innovation Lead, KiActiv

KiActiv®,is a clinically proven digital therapy that delivers sustainable behaviour change for personalised everyday physical activity in the context of health. The guided 12-week programme is not about exercise or sport but finding the value of movement in the daily routine of life. Optimising everyday physical activity is vital to our health and will improve strength, balance and functional capacity, supporting greater independence. Re-establishing everyday physical activity as the foundation for health and wellbeing is also a powerful catalyst for other positive lifestyle changes.

Zoe Banks, Community Engagement Manager, Knowle West Media Centre

Knowle West Media Centre supports people to make positive changes in their lives and communities, using technology and the arts to come up with creative solutions to problems and explore new ways of doing things.

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Bristol Hackspace Open Evening
Jul
11
7:00 PM19:00

Bristol Hackspace Open Evening

  • Studio G11 37 Philip Street Bristol BS3 4EA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bristol Hackspace is a social enterprise which aims to open up technology to anybody who takes an interest in it.

We want to ‘open’ technology both in the sense of taking things apart to learn how they work, and how to mend or adapt them; and in the sense of sharing the knowledge we gain from doing so. We are committed to the principles of Open Source and Open Knowledge.

It is currently only open to members most days although we do run public access courses and workshops.

If you’d like to find out more about the hackspace, you’re very welcome to drop in to one of our (free!) open evenings – every Thursday from 7pm (ish) until late. Here are instructions on how to find us.

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A Summer Evening of Reward & Opportunity for the Health and Lifesciences Sector
Jul
10
6:15 PM18:15

A Summer Evening of Reward & Opportunity for the Health and Lifesciences Sector

  • The Garden Room, The Clifton Pavilion (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A Summer Evening of Reward & Opportunity for the Health and Lifesciences Sector

Date:       Wednesday the 10th July 2019
Venue:    The Garden Room, The Clifton Pavilion, Bristol Zoo Gardens, College Road, Bristol BS8 3HH
Time:       6.15 - 8.30pm

Upon arrival enter via the main entrance doors, there will be clear signposting to the registration desk where you can collect your name badge. The programme will be as follows:

  • 5.30pm Arrival Drinks & some time to explore the Zoo grounds

  • 6.15pm Welcome & Introductory Talks

Come and find out about the latest opportunities from the Health Tech Hub, the West of England Academic Health Science Network and Medilink South West.

  • 6.45pm Networking

  • 7.00pm Food Available

  • 7.30 Medilink South West Award Presentations

  • 8.30pm Close

 Located in the Clifton area of Bristol, The Clifton Pavilion Zoo Gardens are in walking distance of the Clifton suspension bridge and Clifton village. It is easily accessible by bus, train, bicycle or car.

 

By Car

Sat Nav Reference: BS8 3HH

From the M5: J17 take the A4018 then follow brown zoo signs.

From Bristol City Centre: follow the brown zoo signs and/or signs to Clifton.

Parking

There is complimentary parking in the West Car Park from 4.30pm. The West Car Park is situated on College Road opposite The Clifton Pavilion entrance. Cycle racks are also available.

By Bus

Frequent services: 8 and 9 buses run between Temple Meads Station, the City Centre and the Zoo. Call the Traveline on 0870 608 2608 for further details. 

By Train

There is a local train service to Clifton Down Station (10 minute walk to the Zoo), From Bristol Temple Meads Station take an 8 or 9 bus to the Zoo main entrance. Call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 for further details.

Registration for this event is now closed.

 

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Health & Life Science Tekki Brekki Meetup
Jun
26
8:15 AM08:15

Health & Life Science Tekki Brekki Meetup

  • Health Technology Hub Meeting Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Health and Life Science Brekkie meet up takes place on the last Wednesday of the month.

Theme: ‘IOT & Healthcare’

There will be a round table discussion focussing on a different subject each month, with experts in the field joining the discussion.  These Meetups are for anyone with an interest in Life Sciences; including areas such as healthtech, bio-engineering, genetics, bio-sensing, medtech, diagnostics and more. Whether your interest is commercial, as a researcher, healthcare professional or from a support organisation you are welcome to join us!

 all meet ups are from 8.15-9.30am and T&Cs/croissants etc provided

For more details and to register please go to  https://techspark.co/calendar/

 

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Health & Life Science Tekki Brekki Meetup
May
29
8:15 AM08:15

Health & Life Science Tekki Brekki Meetup

The Health and Life Science Brekkie meet up takes place on the last Wednesday of the month.

Theme: ‘Virtual and Augmented reality in healthcare’

There will be a round table discussion focussing on a different subject each month, with experts in the field joining the discussion.  These Meetups are for anyone with an interest in Life Sciences; including areas such as healthtech, bio-engineering, genetics, bio-sensing, medtech, diagnostics and more. Whether your interest is commercial, as a researcher, healthcare professional or from a support organisation you are welcome to join us!

all meet ups are from 8.15-9.30am and T&Cs/croissants etc provided

For more details and to register please go to  https://techspark.co/calendar/

 

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EUREKA Global Innovation Summit
May
14
to May 16

EUREKA Global Innovation Summit

 

Why join the summit?

Join the EUREKA Global innovation Summit and you can expect to meet people from over 45 countries and find solutions to all of these challenges:

discover sources of government R&D funding and investment to enable your international growth

foster potential partnerships and collaborations with global business and government representatives

participate in face-to-face networking and take advantage of the 1500 matchmaking opportunities that will enable you to identify new innovation opportunities across borders

develop knowledge in areas such as how to commercialise your IP, how to identify your perfect investor, and how innovation agencies work

To see the full event agenda and to register visit www.egis2019.org. Book now to secure your place. Register

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UWE Bristol's Enterprise Zone presents: Invest - Connect - Explore May 2019
May
8
4:00 PM16:00

UWE Bristol's Enterprise Zone presents: Invest - Connect - Explore May 2019

Innovation happens here

Join us on Wednesday 8 May 2019 for an exclusive opportunity to meet the businesses based in UWE Bristol’s University Enterprise Zone (UEZ) as part of Invest – Connect - Explore 2019.  

Now in it's second year, this event gives you the opportunity to connect with the innovative businesses based in UEZ and find out about how you and your organisations can invest and explore partnerships and collaboration.

UWE Bristol’s University Enterprise Zone offers innovation and business development to entrepreneurs, innovators and high-tech businesses. It also provides support, incubation and scale-up space for them to flourish. 

Through access to modern facilities, expert knowledge and collaboration, we make the out of reach, reachable.

This exclusive opportunity will give you the chance to meet with all these forward thinking companies in one innovative space. 

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Health & Life Science Tekki Brekki Meetup
Apr
24
8:15 AM08:15

Health & Life Science Tekki Brekki Meetup

  • Health Technology Hub Meeting Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Health and Life Science Brekkie meet up takes place on the last Wednesday of the month.

Theme: ‘Technology to help people age well’

There will be a round table discussion focussing on a different subject each month, with experts in the field joining the discussion.  These Meetups are for anyone with an interest in Life Sciences; including areas such as healthtech, bio-engineering, genetics, bio-sensing, medtech, diagnostics and more. Whether your interest is commercial, as a researcher, healthcare professional or from a support organisation you are welcome to join us!

– all meet ups are from 8.15-9.30am and T&Cs/croissants etc provided

 For more details and to register please go to  https://techspark.co/calendar/

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BEIS Regional Life Sciences workshop
Apr
15
2:00 PM14:00

BEIS Regional Life Sciences workshop

The Office for Life Sciences (OLS) is a joint unit between The Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) and BEIS (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy). Its purpose is to generate inward investment to the UK and support the growth of innovative life science companies across the UK landscape. It is currently engaging with SMEs across the life science sector to better understand the concerns, impacts and plans that companies are developing and enacting to prepare for EU exit.

We would like to invite you to a Regional Life Sciences workshop to understand your key concerns and needs. This will also be an opportunity for the team to update you on Government planning for Brexit in areas such as regulation, borders, continuity of supply, trade continuity and migration.  

We will use the findings from the workshop to influence Government policy across relevant departments and Ministers. The information you provide will be treated confidentially and will not be shared outside of Government.

DATE: Monday 15 April, 2-4pm

LOCATION: WECA Office, 3 Rivergate, Bristol, BS1 6EW 

Background

In December 2018, Cabinet Office agreed to proceed with the Government’s next phase of no deal planning. HMG recommended that businesses ensure they are prepared and enact their own no deal plans as they judge necessary. We are keen to ensure that companies are aware of all the information available, providing updates on current developments, and identifying gaps on the information provided to them.

Outline Agenda

  • Update from Government, followed by Q&A

  • Gather companies’ key areas of concerns regarding EU exit and trade.

  • An opportunity to discuss the activities that business currently has in train, as well as future plans: and further information required from Government.

Attendees will include a mix of:

  1. The life sciences and health industries.

  2. Representatives of regional life sciences groups from BEIS and key Government stakeholders.

  3. The event will be chaired by an OLS official and will involve an initial overview / presentation from OLS  on Government planning, followed by a Q&A discussion.

  4. We would be very happy if you would agree to provide specific questions on areas such as regulation, borders, continuity of supply, trade continuity, and migration.  

 If you wish to attend the session, please register with your details here.

 

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