Translation into the clinical environment - SUPA INSPIRE / Health Science Scotland meeting

  • When:  Wednesday 19 June 2013
  • Location:  Postgraduate Centre, Heriot-Watt University

How can academic research get the clinical input it needs to address societal challenges? How can industry access the NHS to develop its products for patient use? These are some of the questions that will be answered in an event hosted by the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance INSPIRE project in conjunction with Health Science Scotland.

The event will present case studies showing how academics and industry have successfully interacted with the NHS to further the R&D process, and will additionally feature speakers from a range of organisations that can assist with the translation into the clinical environment. The event is aimed at academics, industry and clinicians, and will provide an excellent opportunity for networking and information gathering.

Health Science Scotland will run a session for businesses in the afternoon looking at commercial interactions with the NHS, and giving attendees the opportunity to ask questions specific to their organisation.

Registration details are here. For further information, please contact Mat Wasley (, tel 0131 451 4427).

Outline agenda

  • 09:00 – 09:30 Registration and coffee
  • 09:30 – 11:00 First session (Case studies, invited speakers from NHS Research Scotland and National Institute of Health Research)
  • 11:00 – 11:30 Refreshments and poster session
  • 11:30 – 12:30 Second session (Case studies, Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Health Innovations Ltd)
  • 12:30 – 13:00 Panel Q&A chaired by Professor David Wyper
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch (and presentation of best poster prize)
  • 14:00 – 16:00 Company session – commercial interactions with the NHS


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