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Medical Imaging - Opportunities for Business Seminar
24/01/12

Session 3a - Developing Your Product and Market

This session looks at funding opportunities and working with a university

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  • Medical Imaging – Opportunities for Business 24.01.12 Henry Wellcome Building University of Leicester A Space IDEAS Hub Event In association with:
  • About Space IDEAS Hub• A knowledge exchange project from the Space Research Centre of the University of Leicester• Feed expertise developed from space missions into commercial benefit for UK industry.• Delivering Innovative Design, Engineering, Analysis and Support (IDEAS) to your business.• Part financed by the European Regional Development Fund• UK companies can access and benefit from our technology and experience.If your organisation would like to benefit fromour knowledge and expertise, please contact usat enquiries@spaceideashub.com
  • Session 3a – Developing you Product and Market 13:35 Space IDEAS Hub Dr Ed Chester 13:50 Funding your Product Development Dr Ros Graves 14:10 Using the University Knowledge Base to Grow Business and Drive Innovation Dr Chris Jones
  • MEDICAL IMAGING – OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUSINESS Leicester, 2012-01-24 Dr. Ed Chester ec65@le.ac.uk
  • SPACE RESEARCH CENTRE• The Space Research Centre (SRC) has been building space flight instruments for 50 years• Ariel 1 launched in 1962• Centre of excellence for the development of space research instrumentation• Working in partnership with some of the largest engineering organisations in the world, as well as emerging SMEs [2]
  • SPACE RESEARCH CENTRE Space Research Space Science Centre Earth Observation and Science Instrumentation Novel sensors and optics High Energy astrophysics Investigation of Planetary landers and orbiters Sea and Land surfaces Interdisciplinary research in life sciences and Atmosphere and medicine from space [3]
  • 0.5 1 1.5 5Semi-major axis [AU] [4]
  • CITYSCAN• Research by Earth Observation Group• Innovative air pollution monitoring for cities and urban areas• 360° horizontal scanning every 6 minutes• 10-20km scanning range• Multi-instrument sites enable unprecedented monitoring of the chemical and dynamic evolution of lofted plumes [5]
  • ADDITIVE MANUFACTURE• Additive manufacturing has the potential to revolutionise manufacturing: – Production of parts of unlimited complexity with no penalty on production time and tooling – Minimal material wastage• Goal of project is to establish the environment to use additive manufacturing in space – Establish best part production methods – Quality assurance systems development [6]
  • MINI GAMMA RAY CAMERA• Portable, sensitive gamma ray imaging camera• Primary use in medical operating theatre• Follow-on product with added visual images• Collaboration with Nottingham and De Montfort universities• Spin out company – actively seeking new investment [7]
  • ANTI-COUNTERFEITING• Simple to operate, low-cost, hand-held system to identify counterfeit products• Focus on medicines and in-bottle liquids• Collaborations with De Montfort University, regional SMEs and SWRI.• Funding from Lachesis seed fund and regional iNet 1 Intensity (1=maximum) 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.3 Item 14 Item 13 0.2 Item 18 Item 15 0.1 Item 12 Item 16 0 480 580 680 780 880 [8] Wavelength (nm)
  • ART HISTORY• Understanding origins of important historical tombs constructed around the time of Henry VIII (ca. AD1530s)• Virtual reconstruction 3D models of the Framlingham tombs using: – 3D scanners – to create 3D images of tomb and fragments – X-ray spectroscopy – Materials and processes used for construction [9]
  • SPACE IDEAS HUB• Initiative of the Space Research Centre• 3 year project focusing upon technology transfer to business• Part financed by the ERDF + matched funding from the University = £2m• Dedicated team and activities to help external companies (especially SMEs) to exploit space-related technologies• To improve productivity, performance and competitiveness of SMEs [ 10 ]
  • GOALS• Sustainable programme of technology development and commercial exploitation;• enable access for SMEs and innovators to bring ideas and challenges forward;• stimulate large projects with consortia via partnerships with regional research and technology centres;• establish plans for technology items and ideas to reach industrial applications;• proactive engagement with KTNs, ISIC, etc. [ 11 ]
  • CHALLENGE• Demonstrating how space technologies can benefit other sectors by solving real problems in real companies• Businesses invited to discuss technical challenges in products or processes• FREE 2-day project/problem evaluation and consulting• Mechanisms available to support identified solutions• Opportunities for new graduates [ 12 ]
  • Session 3a – Developing you Product and Market 13:35 Space IDEAS Hub Dr Ed Chester 13:50 Funding your Product Development Dr Ros Graves 14:10 Using the University Knowledge Base to Grow Business and Drive Innovation Dr Chris Jones
  • Funding Your Product Development Ros Graves Innovation Advisors Medilink East Midlands
  • Grant / Consultancy Support• iNets (Healthcare and Bioscience; Food and Drink; Transport; Construction.)• Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS).• Technology Strategy Board (TSB).• Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE).• Department of Health.• European Union.• UK Trade and Investment (UKTI).• Business Coaching for Growth (BCG).• Others.
  • iNet - Subsidised Support for Innovation, Advice and Guidance (nice snappy title!)• To support engagement with external expertise• Up to £8,000 per project (subject to all sorts of things)• Up to 50% contribution towards innovation project cost• Funds market research, IPR, regulatory, design, prototyping, evaluation .......• Contact –max@medilinkem.com / melanie@medilinkem.com / ros@medilinkem.com 0115 912 4332
  • Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS)• To support engagement with external expertise• Up to £3,000 per project• Up to 50% contribution towards improvement project cost• Can apply up to 3 times in 12 months• Funds IPR strategy, sales and marketing strategy, finance strategy, e-commerce, in-house training, new product development .......• Contact – 0845 658 9600 or refer to www.mymas.org
  • Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) (within the MoD)• The CDE is open to any idea that can contribute to UK Defence• ‘open’ call plus specific, themed calls.Successful applicants could benefit from: •Proof-of-concept funding in the form of a research contract •Support from military scientists and engineers •MOD trials and testing facilities •A mentoring service ensuring a single point of contact within the MODurl - http://www.science.mod.uk/engagement/enterprise.aspxEmail: science-enterprise@mod.uk Telephone: 01235 438 445
  • i4i Invention for Innovation• NIHR (DoH) funding for applied health and social care research• Individual awards are for a period of 1-3 years.• The amount of funding awarded is determined by the scaleand nature of the research activity to be conducted.• Must have already achieved proof of scientific principle• Collaborative project, industry, NHS, HEI’s eligible as partners• Next call opens 18th April 2012.• http://www.ccf.nihr.ac.uk/i4i
  • i4i Life Sciences Accelerator Programme• Designed to support small and/or early-stage companies, academic researchers and clinicians applying for medical- based funds, as well as those seeking investment to take their early-stage products forward or to market.• 4 day intensive residential programme• Next session – 15th to 17th Feb and 6th to 7th March 2012• £1750 per participant (excl VAT).• Contact Ed Cooper - 0118 935 7115 ed.cooper@vitalsix.co.ukhttp://www.ccf.nihr.ac.uk/i4i/Pages/i4iAcceleratorProg.aspx
  • i4i Challenge Awards• New scheme addressing a particular ‘challenge’ that is a priority for the NHS• First challenge is cardiovascular disease – POC cardiac and monitoring devices based on platform technologies• A working prototype is required• Funding for up to 3 years, 100% of eligible costs, lead applicant must be an NHS Trust based clinician based in England, with commercial / HEI partners as appropriate.http://www.ccf.nihr.ac.uk/i4i/Pages/i4iChallengeawards.aspx
  • Eureka Eurostars (EU money)• Open technology call• Two rounds per year• One shot application• UK SME plus one other EU based company required• €300,000 for UK SME• Next round deadline is March 2012• 4 month application process www.eurostars-eureka.eu for info.
  • European Framework Programme (Currently FP7)• Thematic calls• Average funding intervention rate around 50%• Need European partners• BIG undertaking• Think of starting as a partner• Work with someone with EU funding experience – auniversity for instance.
  • UKTI Support• Support from your local specialist Trade Adviser;• Passport to Export – market visit support, mentoring, training;• Gateway to Global Growth - programme of strategic, tailored support;• Export Marketing Research Scheme – help with export marketing research, with potential for a 50% grant ;• Overseas Market Introduction Service – subsidised access to global UKTI trade teams;• Tradeshow Access Programme – grant support available to attend overseas trade shows, usually as part of a group;• R&D Partnerships - international partner matching service;http://www.ukti.gov.uk/pt_pt/export/howwehelp.html
  • Business Coaching for Growth• To be launched in January / February 2012• Help for high growth potential businesses to address barriers to growth and grow more rapidly• Coaching of senior management teams• Tailored, specialist help to develop a successful investment pitch• Facilitated introductions to potential investors• IPR strategy advice
  • The N8 Molecular Engineering Translational Research Centre – METRC• Virtual lab specialising in soft nanotechnology (thescience and engineering of soft materials such as polymers,organic materials and liquid crystals)• Expertise from a collection of northern universities• Innovation Award to be launched Feb 2012 of £5,000• Award covers 50% of the cost of engaging with oneof the following universities – Bradford, Durham,Newcastle, Sheffield.http://www.molecularengineering.co.uk/funding_calls.php
  • European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Schemes• Range of business support / engagement programs funded regionally by erdf and run by various organisations, such as :- • Universities / Councils / Enterprise Partnerships• Providing :- • small grants; • free or subsidised consultancy; • free or subsidised training; • access to placement students / graduates / apprentices.
  • Medilink• Specialised business support to health technology companies through :- – personal consultations; – site visits; – business meetings; – events; – workshops.
  • Electronics Technology Network• Have launched a free ‘New Business Opportunities’ service;• Provides notification of tenders and business opportunities, via RSS feed, from:- • Enterprise Europe Network • SBRI (Small Business Research Initiative) – from MoD, Department of Health, WRAP, Defra and other Government organisations • Ninesigma – open innovation opportunities from large multinationals Register at http://www.etn-uk.com For example feed see http://www.etn- uk.com/DesktopModules/RssRotator/List.aspx?id=7456&tm=14721
  • RSNA 2012• Radiological Society of North America• 98th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, November 2012, Chicago. (http://rsna2012.rsna.org/).• UKTI held successful event at the 2011 meeting introducing UK businesses to senior executives from GE, Siemens, Philips, Samsung, etc.• UKTI happy to help those attending RSNA 2012• Contact Nadeem Ali-Khan at the British Consulate-General in Chicago - nadeem.ali-khan@fco.gov.uk - for info.
  • OPTIMISING MEDTECH DEVELOPMENT & INNOVATION THROUGH RESEARCH• The NIHR Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure (NOCRI) and HealthTech & Medicines KTN have launched a new series of regional workshops to support the medical technology industry.• This workshop will help you to navigate the complex and changing innovation landscape for medical devices• Thursday 23rd February @ BioCity, Nottingham, 10am start.For info - http://www.medilinkem.com/events-training/events- calendar/2012/02/23/optimising
  • Session 3a – Developing you Product and Market 13:35 Space IDEAS Hub Dr Ed Chester 13:50 Funding your Product Development Dr Ros Graves 14:10 Using the University Knowledge Base to Grow Business and Drive Innovation Dr Chris Jones
  • Growing and Innovating Businesses using the HEI Knowledge Base Dr. Chris A Jones Head of research Commercialisation Enterprise & Business Development University of Leicesterwww.le.ac.uk caj24@le.ac.uk 0116 223 1054
  • Growing and Innovating Businesses using the HEIKnowledge Base
  • Growing and Innovating Businesses using the HEI Knowledge Base • Intense competitive pressure • Globalisation • Low barriers to entry • Shrinking product cycle times • Rising customer expectationwww.le.ac.uk caj24@le.ac.uk 0116 223 1054
  • Growing and Innovating Businesses using the HEI Knowledge Base • Intense competitive pressure • Globalisation • Low barriers to entry • Shrinking product cycle times • Rising customer expectation • High cost of capital investment • Specialist skills shortages • Time pressures • Race for an (enduring) competitive edge • Breadth of skills required to innovatewww.le.ac.uk caj24@le.ac.uk 0116 223 1054
  • Growing and Innovating Businesses using the HEI Knowledge Base But why with Universities? • Range and depth of activities & expertise • “Library” of Innovation ready to go • Huge inventory of equipment and skilled operators • Broad capability for research and investigation • Accessible and “Open for Business” • Incentives and access to public fundingwww.le.ac.uk caj24@le.ac.uk 0116 223 1054
  • Growing and Innovating Businesses using the HEI Knowledge Base But why with Universities? • Range and depth of activities & expertise • “Library” of Innovation ready to go • Huge inventory of equipment and skilled operators • Broad capability for research and investigation • Accessible and “Open for Business” • Incentives and access to public funding • SURPRISES !www.le.ac.uk caj24@le.ac.uk 0116 223 1054
  • Growing and Innovating Businesses using the HEI Knowledge Base Licensing Intellectual Property • Oven ready innovation • Not just patents but research results, confidential data, know-how, copyright etc • Investment & due-dilligence already done • Often well towards protected statuswww.le.ac.uk caj24@le.ac.uk 0116 223 1054
  • Growing and Innovating Businesses using the HEI Knowledge Base Licensing Intellectual Property • Oven ready innovation • Not just patents but research results, confidential data, know-how, copyright etc • Investment & due-dilligence already done • Often well towards protected status Two Main Issues • Terms • Finding the right IPwww.le.ac.uk caj24@le.ac.uk 0116 223 1054
  • Growing and Innovating Businesses using the HEI Knowledge Base Terms • “Commercial” i.e. Royalties etc. • Exclusive vs. Non Exclusive • “Field” • Geography • How long for? Large Company Needs? SME Needs? • Protected IP with broad coverage • Less concerned with protection? • Exclusive & long term • Non-Exclusive & Trial periods? • Worldwide • Regional or National? • Can pay upfront • Cash usually an issue!www.le.ac.uk caj24@le.ac.uk 0116 223 1054
  • Growing and Innovating Businesses using the HEI Knowledge Base How to Find Licensable IP? • Search For it? e.g. esapacenet, google patents etc... • Specialist stuff & need to know exactly what to search for • Brokerage sites e.g. IPNET • Poor coverage • Easily get out of date • University Websites • Poorly updated • Not detailed enough • Contact Enterprise at sector active Universities! • Often have sector specific expertise e.g. SIH • Can advise on nascent or emerging IPwww.le.ac.uk caj24@le.ac.uk 0116 223 1054
  • Growing and Innovating Businesses using the HEI Knowledge Base Business Services • Consultancy • Analytical Services & Equipment Access • Training • Vast array of expertise, services and equipment available • Tailored to individual needs • Low entry costs Dr. Lisa Stocks ls164@le.ac.uk 0116 252 5120www.le.ac.uk caj24@le.ac.uk 0116 223 1054
  • Growing and Innovating Businesses using the HEI Knowledge Base Research and Collaboration with Business • Contract Research – Bespoke sponsored research • Collaborative Research – Part of a research consortium Although public sector support for research is waning, especially regionally, there are still many incentives for Universities to work with business • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) • Technology Strategy Board • EU e.g. “Research for SME’s” • Specific support schemes e.g. Innovation Partnerships Dr. Lisa Stocks ls164@le.ac.uk 0116 252 5120www.le.ac.uk caj24@le.ac.uk 0116 223 1054
  • Growing and Innovating Businesses using the HEI Knowledge Basewww.le.ac.uk caj24@le.ac.uk 0116 223 1054
  • Thank you for your interest If your organisation would like to benefit fromour knowledge and expertise, please contact us. Space IDEAS Hub W: www.spaceideashub.com E: enquiries@spaceideashub.com T: 0116 229 7700 Follow us on: