College of MVLS to hold Industry and Innovation Day

Published: 22 October 2019

College-wide event brings together academics and industry to provide a forum for discussing collaboration opportunities

The College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences is holding an Industry and Innovation Day on Wednesday, 30 October 2019 at the Queen Elizabeth Teaching & Learning Centre, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

This college-wide event brings together academics and industry to provide a forum for discussing collaboration opportunities and highlighting developments across the College. The confirmed programme includes presentations from the College, MRC, Innovate UK and industry. Afternoon workshops aimed at promoting translation and collaboration with industry, will be followed by a gin-omics reception allowing additional time for networking.

Workshop 1: Data science challenges in healthcare. Canon Medical Research Europe Ltd

Data-driven approaches have a huge potential to revolutionise healthcare provision and delivery. However, a number of challenges currently limit widespread adoption. This workshop will describe three diverse applications of data science to healthcare and explore some of their associated challenges.

Workshop 2: The Living Laboratory: driving economic growth in Glasgow through real world implementation of precision medicine. Dr Carol Clugston, Chief Operating Officer/Director of Professional Services, College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences

The vision to develop a living laboratory at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital will strengthen Glasgow's ecosystem by establishing new innovation pathways in a real-world clinical setting. This workshop will outline our ambitious plans to drive precision medicine led innovation and implementation.

Workshop 3: Building bridges with industry to enable translation. Dr Veronique Birault, Director of Translation, The Francis Crick Institute

This workshop will identify academic and industry challenges to their participation in translational research; identify potential synergy areas to overcome challenges; enhance translation and explore opportunities that could be implemented by the College.


First published: 22 October 2019