Techcelerate Healthcare Pitching

2010-05-25 18:00
2010-05-25 21:00


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Healthcare Sector - Market Size

Selling to the NHS - Demand led Innovation by TrusTech

9.45% of the 51,323 active companies in the health and social care sector are based in the North West, generating over £2 billion in revenues for the regional economy. NHS employs more than 1.7m people. Of those, just under half are clinically qualified, including 120,000 hospital doctors, 40,000 general practitioners (GPs), 400,000 nurses and 25,000 ambulance staff. When the NHS was launched in 1948 it had a budget of £437million (roughly £9billion at today’s value). In 2008/9 it received over 10 times that amount (more than £100billion).

Techcelerate Healthcare Pitching

Techcelerate Pitching to Healthcare Sector 2010 May Techcelerate Healthcare Pitching Application

Techcelerate Healthcare Pitching provides a compelling environment for technology companies to pitch to a panel of buyers from the healthcare sector. It is arranged as two sessions, each session with up to four companies pitching to a panel of 3 to 4 buyers. Each company is given 5 minutes to deliver a razor-sharp pitch and the health care companies have 10 mins to quiz the technology proposition.

Plenty of networking time is provided for the audience to interact with the pitching companies before the event start as well as after the event. Networking till early hours (at KRO Bar) is a usual feature of our events.


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Dr Paul Hanmer - TrustTECH

TrusTECH was established in early 2001, as a partnership between Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust and the University of Central Lancashire. TrusTECH facilitates the building of relationships across the NHS to disseminate innovative ideas and acts as a point of contact between the NHS and industry to build commercial relationships. Paul has over twelve years experience of design, development and manufacturing of medical devices in a commercial setting and primarily involved with TrusTECH’s business consultancy service.

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Dr Roz Kelly - Mimit

MIMIT - Manchester: Integrating Medicine and Innovative Technology, aims to improve patient care by bringing clinicians, scientists and engineers together to catalyze the development of innovative healthcare technologies through scoping and validation of unmet clinical need, project managing every stage of the innovation cycle and facilitating the realization of longer term investment and commercial exploitation of novel solutions. MIMIT is the only international affiliate of CIMIT® a collaborative initiative of world renowned academic and healthcare delivery organisations in Boston, USA. Founded in 2008, MIMIT is a partnership between the University of Manchester and six Greater Manchester NHS Trusts; Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust, Salford Primary Care Trust, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust. We provide the means by which innovators in all disciplines (e.g. in science, engineering, informatics) can brainstorm ideas to develop novel solutions, with early investment in interdisciplinary translational developments. The projects cover a wide range of clinical and technological challenges and whilst utilising the extensive expertise of its partner institutions, MIMIT welcomes additional collaborative input from industry.

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Alan Edwards - Chairman

Alan Edwards has an extensive general management background in the medical device industry. He was C.E.O of Credent Vascular Technologies Ltd formed after a successful £10 million Management Buy Out from Cardiotech International Inc. Credent was sold in 2003 and since then Alan has specialised in developing and growing early stage development companies. He is Chairman, Dialog Devices Ltd, a University of Loughborough Spin-out, Chairman at VivoMedica Plc and Chairman of Asep Healthcare Ltd an Imperial College spin-out. He is an advisor to MinuteBox, Scubacraft and Carbonvine

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Jim Bristow - MedTech

The MedTECH Centre has recently been established on the Manchester Science Park and is a joint venture between Central Manchester University Hospital Foundation Trust, TrusTECH, and MSPL. It receives support funding from the NWDA. Its aims are to identify and support the accelerated development and commercialisation of medical technologies through the provision of incubator and consultancy services. Jim Bristow is the MedTECH Centre Manager, and most recently was Chair and CEO of Oncoprobe Limited a Manchester biotech start-up. Prior to this he has been a director of several companies across a range of industries, and has undertaken institutional backed MBO’s during his 35 year career in business development and management.



iCare Planning

iCARE's innovation has been to turn an expert ‘consulting role’ into an easy to configure software application suite that can be rapidly deployed time over. provides a highly interactivity environment for publishing and distributing an organisation’s public documents across the Internet. Once uploaded to, both the organisation as well as the growing edocr community and visitors who come across the documents start to distribute to friends and colleagues as well as to the world’s most popular social networks such as Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter. At the same time, Google and other search engines ensure that the documents are found easily, giving the organisation significant global market place, which they could not reach out through their document inventory in the past.



Xicon is an established, independent, IT solutions and managed services company providing infrastructure and managed services solutions for organisations who demand high availability, performance and security from their IT systems.



Mobysoft is the No. 1 provider of automated tenant communication systems to UK housing organisations working with over 40 social housing providers across the UK, providing solutions that cover over 300,000 homes. Mobysoft now wishes to explore similar success within the healthcare sector.


SimX - Modelling and Simulation Software

SimX specialises in modelling and simulation of Production Systems (including Advanced Robotics-based and Vision Systems), Resource Management and Process Planning in a wide variety of areas in the Manufacturing and Service Industry.


MHA Integrated Electronic Services

MHA Int-Elect is a leading electronics design house and manufacturing services company based in the North West with considerable experience in designing and delivering electronic products for applications in automotive, security, consumer, construction, defence and industrial control, and now wish to explore healthcare sector as a potential new market.


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