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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1 April: Insights to Impact masterclass – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

NICE has completed its first assessment using its digital health technologies guidance development standards. The standards are part of a process for new technologies to evaluate if they are clinically effective and offer economic value. This event will discuss the NICE methods of health technology evaluation (consultation published on the 4th February 2021).

  • Understand how the standards make it easier for innovators and commissioners to interpret what good levels of evidence for digital healthcare technologies look like.
  • Understand how NICE evaluates technologies to see whether they meet the needs of the health and care system, patients, and users.
  • Understand how NICE collaborates with other regulators.
  • Understand routes to engagement with NICE.


5 May: Insights to Impact masterclass – How to commercialise your health technology in the NHS

Develop insight into how to best place your innovation in order to grow your network and improve your chances to get your product into the NHS market. Join Eastern AHSN and a range of subject matter experts at our Insight to Impact workshop on ‘How to Commercialise your Health Technology in NHS’

  • Learn from Innovators who have been there and understand the dos and don’ts of starting out.
  • Understand what funding is available for SMEs in the East of England.
  • Grow your knowledge of how to engage effectively with the ever evolving NHS marketplace.
  • Gain a chance to engage with successful innovators who understand the challenges of commercialising healthcare innovations


Event calendar