I can't believe it's been a year since the launch of DigitalHealth.London, but the packed anniversary summit on Wednesday showed how far the fantastic team has come in driving the digital agenda. From "hacking" STPs, to virtual reality in patient care, it was a lively day of insight and debate around which technologies are transforming healthcare. You can find out who won the NHS Digital Pioneer Awards below.
I'm also pleased to tell you all that MedCity's first ever Biomedical Research Centres event was a great success. We had inspiring speakers from across the NIHR, a showcase of the BRCs' expertise, and above all great feedback on how useful it was to be able to connect and share ideas. We are looking at doing similar events in the future so watch this space.
Phil has just returned from Japan where we joined up with Imperial College to present the opportunities in our region to key players in academia, pharma and biotech. He also helped to form the agenda for BioJapan in October which will focus on regenerative medicine, drug discovery and the interface between digital and life sciences.
We have also been busy reviewing applications for our Collaborate to Innovate programme, which will connect 15 SMEs with academic research groups and provide up to £100k funding per project. I am really excited about the calibre of applicants and I will update you on the winners next month!