The North-South MedTech Summit 2021

The aim of the free of charge North-South MedTech Summit was to promote and encourage new collaborations between MedTech startups, scale-ups, SMEs, academics and clinicians across the UK. We wished to raise awareness of the support on offer from the NIHR Surgical MedTech Co-operative, Bournemouth University, OVHcloud Startup Program and Empact Ventures across the UK including the North and South of England.

The virtual event took place on Friday 26th November 2021 bringing together the UK MedTech ecosystem with its global equivalents to create new discussions, insights and collaborations. It involved MedTech startups, scale-ups and SMEs pitching and exhibiting in our Startup Showcase with live demonstrations to welcome new collaborations.

The virtual initiative took place on our Hopin Virtual Event platform featuring keynote talks (Stage), MedTech Showcase (Sessions) roundtable discussions (Sessions), live chat, polls, live Q & A, video speed networking (Networking) and our digital exhibition (Expo).

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Conference Recordings

If you missed out or were unable to attend this event, you can view the proceedings via the following videos:

What can the NIHR Surgical MedTech Co-operative (MIC) do for you? (Chaired by NIHR)


Identifying Funding Options for MedTech (Chaired by Empact Ventures)


The Rise of AI, Big Data, Robotics, AR/VR & Cloud infrastructure for MedTech (Chaired by OVHcloud)


The Challenges, Trends and Opportunities faced by MedTech Companies in the North and South (Chaired by Bournemouth University)


The Rise of Surgery 4.0 in the Digital Health Landscape (Chaired by NIHR)


Overcoming Procurement Challenges to Maximise Digital Health Adoption (Chaired by Empact Ventures)


University and Industrial Collaborations: Sharing Knowledge and Enhancing Innovation (Chaired by Bournemouth University)