Healthtech Challenges and Solutions Symposium and b2match Networking

30 Mar 2023

9.00am - 4.00pm

Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AB


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This event aims to explore some of the prominent challenges around developing new health technologies and seeks to provide engagement and networking opportunities for Healthtech businesses, enabling them to meet with a tailored audience of clinicians, patient research representatives/patients, academics, business development experts and support organisations. The event will utilise the b2match software platform provided by Innovate UK EDGE in order to tailor discussions and pre-book one-to-one meetings to optimise availability of clinicians and academics.

The event will take place on 30th March 2023, 09:00-16:00 at Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth PO1 2AB.

We will have speakers and representatives from organisations such as Portsmouth Hospitals University Trust (PHU), Innovate UK EDGE, University of Portsmouth, National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), British Standards Institution (BSI), Department for International Trade (DIT), Wessex Academic Health Science Network (WAHSN), Portsmouth Technologies Trials Unit (PTTU) and Barclays Eagle Labs. The event will include main stage presentations on challenges for MSK implants and surgery, Surgery 4.0, Respiratory, Rehab and Mental health, round table discussions under different themes such as access to finance and funding, regulatory, health economics, designing a study, business development, and dedicated spaces for pre-arranged 1:1 meetings.

Attendees will have the chance to win funding to support collaborative engagement with the University of Portsmouth and Portsmouth Hospitals University Trust.


8:30-9:15 Registration (Portsmouth Guildhall, North Foyer)

9:15 - 9:30 Welcome address and housekeeping (Studio, Ground Floor)

9:30 - 10:30 Challenges and opportunities in Healthtech: 10 min long presentations by academics and clinicians on surgery, respiratory, rehab, digital health and MSK (Studio, Ground Floor)

11:00 - 12:10 Supporting your healthtech innovation: a series of 10-minute long presentations focusing on key topics linked to supporting the journey from medtech idea to market (Studio, Ground Floor)

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch and networking (Zodiac Room)

14:00 - 15:00 Who can help? A series of 10 minute long presentations focusing on supporting organisations and funding streams (Studio, Ground Floor)

15:00 - 16:00 Networking (Zodiac Room)

16:00 Close

10:45 - 16:00

  • The Portsmouth Room will be open for the attendees who have pre-booked 1:1 meeting through the b2match platform. For more information on how to access this platform and organise meetings with other attendees at the event, please contact the SIGHT team at
  • The Freda Swain Room will be open for attendees to visit exhibitors stands exhibitors' stands.

The event is powered by global super connectors Empact Ventures who will provide warm email introductions to potential partners, clients or funders after the event for those that register, opt-in and attend on the day.

Please note that this is an expression of interest only - once you register your interest we will contact you in due course with further details in order to secure your place at the event.

Spaces are limited. Register your interest now!