Health and life sciences

Smart time to learn more about artificial intelligence

As Innovation Lead for Precision Medicine at Innovate UK I am sometimes asked about the best STEM subjects to study, usually by parents wanting to help their children select the best university courses. Something they’re really interested in, I have …

Helping Agri-Tech innovators stay ahead of the game

There are so many challenges facing agriculture these days that it’s hard to know where to start – new diseases, labour issues, hyper competitive supply chains, Brexit…?

Unlocking the power of medical images with AI for patient benefit and economic growth

As the deadline for our centres of excellence in medical imaging competition looms, I am thinking of all those across the UK working feverishly on their applications. It is a challenging brief, and it’s great to see that companies, clinicians, …

Growing UK businesses through third sector partnerships

This year Innovate UK has teamed up with Coeliac UK to co-fund a competition addressing challenges facing patients with coeliac disease. We are delighted to be collaborating with a charity like Coeliac UK to fund innovative ideas that will not …

BIO 2018 – the world’s premier Life Sciences event

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BIO is undoubtedly the world’s premier Life Sciences event and a great opportunity to network with colleagues across multiple disciplines and gain access to global pharma and biotech leaders. The dust has settled and it’s back to business as usual …

The NHS at 70 – driven by innovation past, present and future

Many things have contributed to the NHS’s success, not least the vital role of innovation in treatment, equipment and process. Happy Birthday NHS, from - alongside many, many others - everyone at Innovate UK!