MedTech NAVIGATOR - Unmet Clinical Needs Workshop in Respiratory Disease

6th February 2020, 09:00-17:00
Rowley Mile Racecourse, Newmarket

Are you a product developer, healthcare professional, patient or researcher interested in contributing to future research in respiratory disease?

The MedTech Navigator is a programme that supports knowledge exchange between industry, including small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), the NHS and academia. The programme will facilitate the development of novel medical technologies that have the potential to improve healthcare and quality of life for patients.

The first in a series of themed events, this workshop will explore opportunities for collaborative research and innovation, and identify key areas that could be further developed into funding applications. Key themes to be explored include COPD, Asthma and Lung Cancer.

The workshop will include presentations from clinicians who will share the major clinical challenges and unmet needs related to respiratory diseases. Confirmed clinical speakers include Dr Jonathan Fuld, consultant in acute and respiratory medicine at Cambridge University Hospitals, Dr Robert Rintoul, honorary respiratory physician and lead clinician for cancer at Royal Papworth Hospital and Dr Linda Pearce, Respiratory Consultant Nurse at West Suffolk Hospital.

Delegates will also hear from companies at the forefront of developing innovative solutions in this growing field including Dr John Altrip, clinical entrepreneur fellow and the co-founder and medical director of Cambridge Respiratory Innovations and Dr Victor Higgs, founder and managing director of Applied Nanodetectors.

Key objectives of the day are:

  1. Exchange of information, insights and knowledge between industry and the NHS.
  2. Enable companies to identify potential market opportunities in respiratory disease and apply for Innovation Grant funding through the programme.
  3. Engaging SMEs in new R&D projects that are both customer-focussed and collaborative in nature.
  4. Creation of partnerships between clinicians, academics and industry to develop the right products for the healthcare market of the future.

The event will also see the launch of two white papers, covering the health economics and industry landscape for respiratory disease respectively.

To download a copy of the draft Agenda for the day please click here.

Venue and Refreshments

This event will be held at the Rowley Mile Racecourse, Cambridge Road, Newmarket, CB8 0TF. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.


Please note this is a free event and pre-registration is essential. To book your place please visit the event page here.

For more information please contact Dr Evangelia Vezouviou at or Tel: 01223 928041.

This project is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

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