Develop Your Innovative Medical Product or Service with the NHS

By LBF2018 (other events)

Thursday, November 8 2018 10:00 AM 1:30 PM

Discover the entry points into the NHS for developing your innovative product or service, from creating prototypes, to testing and clinical trials, CE marking and getting clinician and patient input. 
Learn how to access academic expertise from the University of Leicester to help develop your innovative medical product or service for access into the NHS.

This event will provide local businesses with knowledge on how to access expertise from Leicester's hospitals and the University of Leicester to develop innovative medical products for patient benefit. 

This event is aimed at SMEs (MDs and R&D Directors) and start-up businesses; business angels, and investors. Ideally anyone that is developing, or wants to develop, an innovative medical product or service and those interested in investing in/commercialising great ideas already developed by the NHS and the University of Leicester.  


  • 10:00 - 10:30 - Registration and networking 

  • 10:30 - 10:40 - Welcome from Martin Traynor OBE, Deputy Chairman, Leicester’s Hospitals 

  • 10:40 - 11:00 - Keynote: An SMEs journey with the NHS – Mologic Ltd case study          

  • 11:00 - 11:15 - What are the entry points for innovative products or devices in the NHS? (Dr David Hetmanski, Assistant Director of Research and Innovation, Leicester's Hospitals)           

  • 11:15 - 11:30 - Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering – a gateway to developing products and devices with the NHS (Dr Emma Chung, Medical Physics Research lead) 

  • 11:30 - 11:45 - Did you know? Snapshot of Innovations developed from Leicester’s Hospitals and the University of Leicester (Dr Riddhi Shukla, University of Leicester, Research and Enterprise Division)

  • 11:45 - 12:00 - Any additional questions from audience and summary of session            

  • 12:00 - 13:30 - Light lunch and 1-2-1 sessions (request during registration) 

Delegates will also have the opportunity to meet with colleagues from the University of Leicester, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and Innovate UK for a 1-2-1 non-confidential discussion between 12 noon till 1.30pm. This is an opportunity for delegates to share their ideas, ask for advice and ask any further questions.  Each session will last 20 minutes, enabling delegates to meet more than one colleague if they wish.

Colleagues available include:

  • University of Leicester: Dr Andrea Koekemoer and Dr Riddhi Shukla

  • University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust: Rita Patel, Dr Emma Chung, Dr David Hetmanski

  • Innovate UK: Julian Bowrey

Delegates can book their 1-2-1 meetings on arrival at the event at the registration desk.

The event will be compered by Alistair Gaw, Director of Research and Enterprise Division, University of Leicester.

Mailing Address

Leicester Business Festival CIC, Friars Mill, Bath Lane, Leicester. LE35BJ