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Innovate UK – UEA Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences (FMH) Innovation Workshop, 16th May 2019

The UEA Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences (FMH) Innovation Workshop with InnovateUK, was held on campus at the Constable Terrace Doctoral Training Centre Training Room on the 16th May 2019. The day was designed to inform UEA - FMH researchers about funding opportunities for academics to work with industry partners and facilitate future discussions around potential collaborations. Twenty-five academics from both the Norwich Medical School and the School of Health Sciences attended as did Mark Hitchcock the MD of UEA Health & Social Care Partners.

Prof Michael Hornberger (FMH) gave an illuminating introductory talk about FMH industry interactions to date and encouraged colleagues to avail themselves of the new opportunities ahead.  Jan Stringer, Knowledge Transfer Adviser for Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk and London East presented several interesting case studies showcasing how academia and industry combining forces could result in significant wins for both. She also spoke about the Innovate UK programme and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships. Dr Karen Smith, UEA Relationship Manager for Medical and Life Sciences and EIRA Team Manager also spoke about a range of funding opportunities including upcoming calls from Innovate UK and the full range of EIRA funding interventions available. You can contact Karen via email Karen.l.smith@uea.ac.uk.