December 4th, 2018
Cardiff | Park Plaza


December 4th, 2018
Cardiff | Park Plaza



Market Access


Skills Academy

Future Watch

UK HealthTech

UK HealthTech brings together key speakers to discuss the major strategic issues and policy developments facing the life science and health technology sector.

Join delegates to network, meet collaborative partners and build business development opportunities.

Listen to a programme of valuable sector updates and gain insights and intelligence across the life science and healthcare sectors.

Sessions include:

  • Sources of finance and funding
  • LifeScience Academy, skills agenda & careers fayre
  • Update on regulatory developments
  • Clinical Innovation
  • Future watch – Innovation & university showcases
  • NHS market access and innovation adoption
  • Launch of new Lifescience Industry online & print magazine
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Presentations from industry experts and government officials will offer the latest industry insights and the conference sets the agenda for debate on the future of our business, health and academic communities.

Showcases include the latest advances in R&D technologies and up and coming spin out companies.

Join delegates to have the unique opportunity to engage with industry, UK regulatory, the clinical community, procurement and funding bodies, as well as to meet collaborative partners and build business development opportunities.

This valuable day of briefings and networking has global impact and excellent export opportunities.You will be able to visit the exhibition to meet leading companies and key opinion leaders from the academic and clinical communities, specialising in medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, across research, manufacturing and healthcare delivery.


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Jeroen Nieuwland
Senior Lecturer Biology, Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science - University of South Wales
Sue Bale
Director for Research and Development, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Jenna Bowen
Chief Operating Officer, Cotton Mouton Diagnostics
Darren Clark
Chief Executive, Medilink East Midlands
Michael Graz
Founder and CEO, Biophys
Robyn Davies
Head of Health Innovation, Cardiff and Vale UHB
Andrew Mearns Spragg
Founder & Chief Scientific Officer, Jellagen
Andy Burroughs
Health and Wellbeing Sector Lead - Scale Up Programme, SetSquared
Clare Skidmore
Futures Connect Project Officer, Cardiff University - Future Connects
Christine Henderson
GO Wales Project Officer, Cardiff University - GO Wales
Sabarna Mukhopadyay
CEO, SymlConnect
Ruth Bardell
Project Officer for the Enterprise & Innovation Team, Swansea University - Medical School
Mark Street Docherty
CEO, Elucigene Diagnostics
Shiraaz Essop
Procurement Delivery Manager Projects and Transformation, NHS Supply Chain
Max Gould
Corporate Finance, Cenkos
Conor Feehily
SFI Experienced Post-doctoral Researcher, Teagasc
Greg Richard
Founder, 3DAnatomica
John Jeans
Chairman, Digital Health & Social Care Institute
Christian Kumar
Managing Director, Capital Kinetics
Simon Richards
Director, MEDDEV QA
Alistair Martin
Chief Commercial Officer, Transforming Systems
Christie Harper
Consultant, Gatehouse ICS
Liz Hayward
HR Manager, Creo Medical
Dr Dean Burnett
Neuroscientist, Comedian and Guardian science blogger,
David Sheppard
Deputy Head, Life Sciences, Department for International Trade
Peter Finegold
Head of Education, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
Gwyn Tudor
CEO, MediWales
Michael Clark
Commercial Director, Welsh Wound Innovation Centre
Chris Marshall
Director, Cardiff University – Wales Research and Diagnostic Positron Emission Tomography Imaging Centre (PETIC)
David Thompson
Managing Director and Principal Consultant, Clarity Compliance Solutions
Mark Birse
Group Manager Medical Device Safety and Surveillance & Software and Apps, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
Ifan Evans
Director Technology & Transformation, Health & Social Services Group, Welsh Government
Lars Sundstrom
Innovation and Growth Director, West of England Academic Health Science Network
Dr Richard Thompson
Senior Investment Executive, Development Bank of Wales
Cynthia Bullock
Senior Innovation Lead for Enabling Programmes, Innovate UK
Hamish Laing
Professor of Enhanced Innovation, Engagement and Outcomes, Swansea University School of Management
Dr Peter Groves
Chair, Medical Technologies Advisory Committee NICE & Chair, Devices Expert Advisory Committee MHRA, NICE
Mark Steedman
Research Manager, Deloitte Centre for Health Solutions
Sheryl Warttig
Senior Technical Adviser, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence


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Great conference and good delegates

Emily Lekkas, Scottish Development International