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Oxford Road Corridor Masterclass

Wednesday 5 September
10:00 – 16:00
Registration fee: £145

The Oxford Road Corridor is a dense Innovation District which is currently undergoing a significant amount of investment, with Enterprise Zone status in place to encourage further growth. The Partnership, established as a company Limited by Guarantee in 2007, has evolved over a period of time through the interactions between universities, industry and government. Many of the assets within the Oxford Road Corridor area have gained international recognition and include higher education institutions, cultural venues, digital infrastructure projects and research and development facilities.

10:00 – 10:20 Registration & Refreshments
10:20 – 11:05 Oxford Road Corridor – Manchester’s Innovation District Steven Cochrane, Oxford Road Corridor
11:05 – 11:50 Academia working with Healthcare & Industry Doctor Emma Stanmore, the University of Manchester
11:50 – 12:20 Enterprise Zone Kay Faulkner, Life Sciences Enterprise Growth Manager
12:20 – 13:20 Lunch Break
13:20 – 14:05 Smart Cities Mark Duncan, Manchester City Council
14:05 – 14:45 The University of Manchester Intellectual Property – Commercialisation Pathway Doctor Arnaud Garcon, the University of Manchester Intellectual Property
14:45 – 15:45 Knowledge Sharing in Practise TBC
15:45 – 15:55 Closing Comments Steven Cochrane, Oxford Road Corridor

Digital health care innovation: the power of Triple Helix Partnerships Masterclass 

Wednesday 5 September
11:00 – 15:10
Registration fee: £145

The power of partnerships is seen as a promising solution to many
problems of today’s healthcare systems such as the mismatch between supply and demand; the disconnect between health and social care; and the slow pace of digital healthcare innovation.

The workshop will focus on how health, social care industry and academia can come together to harness to power of data and analytics to learn from every patient and feed the knowledge of ‘what works best’ back to clinicians, public health professionals, patients and other stakeholders to create cycles of continuous improvement.

Chair: John Ainsworth, Director Connected Health Cities

11.00 – 11.10  Purpose of the workshop John Ainsworth, Connected Health Cities
11.10 – 11.40 Health Innovation Manchester: Challenges and Opportunities of a data driven health care system Linda Whalley
11.40 – 12.10 Critical mass of linked data, methods and expertise required for health systems to adapt to the needs of the populations they serve Iain Buchan
12.10 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 14.00 Panel session:

What does industry need from the NHS

Dipak Kalra, CHC Director of External Relations

Gaj Srikanthan, Head of Clinical Strategy & Innovation, Hearst Health

Amanda Lamb, COO, CHC

Elaine Chesworth, Innovation Adoption Manager, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

14.00 – 14.30 The Greater Manchester Integrated Health and Care RecordBen Brown Stephen Dobson
14.30 – 15.00 Case study: Smart medication safety dashboard (SMASH) Ben Brown
15.00 – 15.10 Close

Arts and Health Masterclass

Wednesday 5 September
11:00 – 16:00
Registration fee: £145

A unique opportunity to explore the complex and rich relationship between arts, culture and heritage – and their potential to influence health and social change. This master-class all takes place in the city that gave birth to the Arts & Health movement – Manchester. Led and co-facilitated by a rich range of people whose work has informed policy, driven cultural change and inspired new thinking, this masterclass will equip participants to better understand the potential of arts participation to promote health, prevent ill-health and inspire social change. With input from the UK, Japan and Australia and a focus across the life course, this master-class is a one-off opportunity to be inspired and equipped to take home new ways of thinking about public health.

Chair: Dr Clive Parkinson, Director Arts for Health and the Manchester Institute for Arts, Health & Social Change

11:00 – 11:15 Registration and refreshments
11:15 – 11:30 Introduction to the day – Anecdotes and Evidence Clive Parkinson
11:30 – 12:00 Strategy and evidence in the UK – the report of the All Party Parliamentary Committee on Arts, Health and Wellbeing Dr Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt (including Q&A)


12:00 – 12:30 A Japanese Perspective on Hospital Arts and Health Professor Yutaka Moruguchi (including Q&A)


12:30 – 13: 30 Lunch and walk to Central Manchester University Hospitals
13:30 – 14:15 LIME Arts at the heart of Central Manchester Hospitals Dawn Prescott and LIME Arts musicians


14:15 – 14:30 Walk to Whitworth Art Gallery
14:30 – 16:00 The Whitworth Art Gallery: Health & Wellbeing Wendy Gallagher and gallery colleagues
16:00 Reflections thanks and close Clive Parkinson

Please note programme may be subject to change.

Triple Helix Masterclass

Wednesday 5 September
14:00 – 16:00
Registration fees:
£50 for delegates / £35 for members of the TH Association /
£20 for (PhD) students and developing countries

University-industry-government relations can be considered as evolving as a Triple Helix (TH). The different stakeholders have each their own societal tasks and missions but can also take the roles of each other. Universities nowadays both patent and publish; governments act as venture capitalists and firms run company universities. The Triple Helix model can be elaborated at the institutional level, for example, in terms of academic entrepreneurship and industry’s role in organizing higher education. One of the objectives of TH practices is to construct competitive advantages, development, and innovation strategies. The key to the Triple Helix is the creation of collaborative projects and hybrid organizations to enhance innovation and entrepreneurship, typically at the initiative of a Regional Innovation Organizer (RIO) an individual or organization respected by all. This can be expected to vary among countries and regions. Synergies in TH relations among wealth generation, novelty production, and legislation and regulation can be studied both in-depth and comparatively using, for example, the TH indicator of mutual information in three dimensions. Presenters: Loet Leydesdorff (University of Amsterdam) and Henry Etzkowitz (President, Triple Helix Association). Chair: Maria Nedeva (University of Manchester).








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