Measuring Medical Innovation
Yesterday, attorney Dr Lisa Brown attended a Medical Innovation event sponsored by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) at the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre on the University of Huddersfield campus. Lively round table discussions were had about the challenges to push through technological changes in this field and the resources available to accelerate commercialisation such as sources of funding and advice were highlighted, particularly in the sense of IP advice by Lisa.
Speakers included Laura Kent of NPL who gave an enlightening presentation on new electronic materials for medical device implants and Jo Dixon-Hardy of Grow MedTech /University of Leeds regarding the consistent growth of this sector within the region. It was agreed that events such as these are a great way to bring various and diverse stakeholders together.