NIHR Industry and SME Roadshow Event

07/07/2022 12:00 pm to 07/07/2022 4:00 pm

Event Details

Are you a Medtech SME looking for support to get your innovative Medical Device, Diagnostic or Digital Health Technology to market?


The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) and AHSN NENC, working in partnership, invite you to apply for a place at this roadshow specifically tailored for medtech SMEs to find out more about the local NIHR Infrastructure:

  • opportunities for non-dilutive funding
  • how we can help SMEs to formulate research plans, find collaborators, supporting centres, data, samples and facilities for R&D
  • how we can support SMEs to conduct clinical trials in the NHS
  • connecting you to other organisations that can help
  • how we fit into the wider health innovation ecosystem in [location] and beyond

This is one of a series of events that will take place across the country. Future events will be publicised on the NIHR website when the venues and dates are finalised.

On the Day – we’ll keep the formal presentations short to give you the chance to engage more interactively with the things most relevant to your needs.


12:00 – Lunch, networking and visit the exhibition

13:00 – 16:00:

Welcome and introduction

Mainstage: Overview of the NIHR offer to industry

  • Including mapping onto the AHSN Innovation Pathway

Case study 1

Round tables:

  • Funding
  • Accessing people, facilities and more
  • Clinical study support
  • Tell us what you think – an opportunity to tell us what you’d like

Networking and exhibition

Case study 2

Round tables:

  • Funding
  • Accessing people, facilities and more
  • Clinical study support
  • Tell us what you think

Mainstage: Q&A panel

16:00 – Close


About the NIHR

The NIHR funds, enables and delivers world-leading health and social care research that improves people’s health and wellbeing, and promotes economic growth. We translate discoveries into practical products, treatments, devices and procedures. We are a publicly funded body managed by the Department of Health & Social Care. We invest approximately £1.3 billion annually into the most integrated clinical research system in the world, driving research from bench to bedside for the benefit of patients and the economy.



We are the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC) and we are proud to work across a wonderful region, supporting innovation in all its forms within the NHS and Social Care.