MedConnect North: Together Towards Tomorrow 19

09/10/2019 9:00 am to 09/10/2019 3:30 pm @ Ramside Hall Hotel

Event Details

  • Ramside Hall Hotel, The Ballroom, Carrville, Durham DH1 1TD

The annual MedConnect North Event “Together Towards Tomorrow 19” will take place Wednesday 9 October 2019.


The aim of the event is to showcase the support available through MedConnect North to SMEs and NHS/Academic staff facilitating successful collaboration for medical technology research development, and learn about success stories.

The day will provide excellent networking opportunities connecting SMEs that design medical technologies, with NHS, to enable the development of these technologies through clinical research and evidence generation.



Arrival, registration and networking


Welcome and introduction to MedConnect North, Professor Sam Eldabe

Funding Innovation Development, Peter Sargent, NOCRI

Innovation in Practice, Professor Amar Rangan and Kurt Scott (IBEX)

The CRN landscape, Dr Ashraf Azzabi

Refreshment break and networking

NICE HealthTech Connect, Dr Teik Goh

Company perspective, speaker TBC



Lunch and networking


Driving the spread and adoption of new technologies, speaker TBC

Clinical investigations and requirements for clinical evaluation, MHRA

How Innovation helped me, Patient


Closing Remarks, Professor Sam Eldabe


About MedConnect North

MedConnect North offer a bespoke service to SMEs, National and International Medical Technology Companies, providing guidance and assistance throughout the Medical Technology Research and Innovation Pathway. The group supports companies to form partnerships with Academia and the NHS in the North East and North Cumbria region. In addition, MedConnect North supports NHS staff to encourage, drive and develop innovation within their organisation.

To find out more about MedConnect North visit: