Up to 90 businesses, ranging from corporates to micro SMEs in the digital healthcare field attended the second in a series of LEP conferences on Convergent Medical Technologies, on Wednesday 22 October. Organised by Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and sponsored by The University of Hertfordshire, the event at the Fielder Centre, provided a great opportunity for businesses to debate the important links between digital health products designed for use by both professional medical providers and consumers.

The conference heard from experts in the field of, sensing technologies, mhealth and the patient experience, ‘Big Data’, product design and funding for digital health businesses. The speakers included senior executives from Google, The Technology Partnership, and Toumaz Group including academics from UCL. The conference saw a fascinating demonstration of Google Glass showcasing changing trends in wearable technology.

Crowd Mission outlined the opportunities of raising capital through crowd funding and Grant Tree highlighted the benefit of R&D tax credits; enterprise investment scheme and grants to support business development.

Rowan Gardner from RowAnalytics, who presented on Big Data, said: “The conference provided a great opportunity to consider a world where health care technology has an impact on professional companies and consumers, and is making an impact on better health and healthier living”

See presentation slides below: 

Christopher Dawson & James Stein presentation
Alison Burdett presentation 
Ann Blanford presentation 
Rowan Gardner presentation 
Paul Young 
Daniel Tenner