Latest events

Whilst we are unable to run face to face events due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are looking at what can be delivered virtually.

Under normal circumstances we run a series of events, often in partnership, to support innovators, health providers and patients turn great ideas into positive health impact.

For example if you are looking to develop and commercialise your innovations, our insight to impact workshops, clinical innovator or scale-up academy events are a great opportunity to meet peers, hear from experts, debate key topics and access 1:1 support to develop your idea. The MedTechBOOST programme we initiated in 2019 brings together researchers, academics, entrepreneurs and early stage start-ups to develop, validate and design solutions to some of the biggest health challenges. The topic in 2019 was mental health and healthy ageing and we are looking forward to running this event again in 2020 when restrictions are eased.

We also convene senior leaders and industry experts at our regional leaders innovation forums to discuss, debate and make connections to help solve some of the biggest issues faced in health and care.

Our innovation exchange events are designed to match innovators with local healthcare providers around specific challenges and our medical directors masterclasses bring together senior clinicians from trusts across our region to share best practice and learn about innovation in our region.

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15 September – Insight to Impact: Funding and investment for healthtech companies

Funding is essential for health technology companies to develop, successfully validate and commercialise a product. 

Learn from AHSN and investments experts on:

  • How to leverage grant-based funding from Innovate UK, NIHR and other sources.
  • Accessing Angel funding and what later stage investors are looking for in a company to fund.
  • How to access business support available from Eastern AHSN and other partners for Healthtech companies

Speakers will include experts from private investment companies, Hertfordshire Growth Hub, Eastern AHSN and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).


Leading for care integration – the big collaboration

Between 29 September and 13 October, 2021

  • Session 1: Wednesday, 29 September (09:00 – 12:30)
  • Session 2: Monday, 4 October (12:00 – 15:30)
  • Session 3: Wednesday, 13 October (15:00 – 18:30)

The East of England regional NHS Leadership Academy has partnered with Eastern AHSN and our six integrated care systems (ICSs) to support the embedding of collaborative, compassionate and inclusive leadership within developing ICSs. Delivered virtually over three sessions, the big collaboration is for healthcare leaders and will explore collective innovation, enabling high performing integrated teams with systems as well as the leadership skills and behaviours health and care leaders will need for the successful integration of public sector, social care and third sector.

Click here to find out more and book your place

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