MIDAS and Toronto Global hosted this event The University of Manchester and University of Toronto announce the launch of a new Joint Translational Centre for Digital Health which aims to advance digitally-enabled health technologies. Both Greater Manchester and the Toronto Region represent great investment locations for digital health companies to locate and scale up.

The Joint Centre will establish a community of researchers, businesses, and healthcare providers, strengthening the collaboration between academia and business in Canada and the UK to realise the development, implementation, and translation of digital health innovation.

Hear from Manchester and Toronto’s investment promotion agencies (IPAs) and key figures at both universities to learn about:

-The local life science ecosystems and business support services to help companies bridge the geographical divide to establish, expand and grow internationally -Key specialisms at The University of Manchester and University of Toronto encompassing remote monitoring and virtual care; health policy and implementation; data science and AI

-The Joint Centre’s first funded initiative; a case study of the innovation pipeline to advance digital health and therapeutics, illustrating the ways in which industry can engage with the new centre -The main benefits for businesses in collaborating with the Joint Centre to bring new products to market

-The acceleration of digital health innovation in response to COVID

Speakers:

- Catherine Davidson, Head of Business Development - Life Science, MIDAS

- Salman Khan, Senior Advisor Europe, Toronto Global

- Jenny Young, Deputy Trade Commissioner, North America and Consul General Toronto, British Consulate General Toronto

- Professor Joe Wong, Vice-President, International, University of Toronto

- Professor Stephen Flint, Associate Vice-President International, The University of Manchester

- Professor Niels Peek, The University of Manchester - Professor Emily Seto, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto

- Dr. Quynh Pham, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto

- Ms Charlotte Stockton-Powdrell, Centre for Health Informatics, The University of Manchester

- Courtney Bowen, Advisor, Investment Attraction for Europe, Toronto Global - Professor Will Dixon, Professor of Digital Epidemiology, The University of Manchester

- Dan Morley, Business Engagement Officer, Faculty of Science & Engineering, The University of Manchester

- Professor Dionne Aleman, Dept. of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto

- Dr. Illan Kramer, Director of International Research Partnerships, University of Toronto

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