On 12 June the University of Westminster held its fourth annual research event as part of the London Technology Week, celebrating enterprise and partnerships in science and technology, with this year a special theme being health and digital Innovations.

Dame Karen Dunnell, independent governor of the University of Westminster and previously Chief Executive of the Office of National Statistics, introduced the event and emphasised how important this event and the health innovation work done at the University were in helping the University to achieve its strategic objectives.

The keynote presentation by Nigel Edwards, Chief Executive of the Nuffield Trust and alumni of the University of Westminster, tackled the challenges behind the delivery of digital healthcare and highlighted that these have more to do with cultural change and people rather than technology.

This was followed by presentations illustrating the diversity of services offered from short courses to contract research and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs), and the variety of the work done within our health innovation ecosystem from social prescribing evaluation (Dr Marie Polley) and resilience (Prof David Peters and Justin Haroun) to predictive risk modelling of hospital admissions (Rob Halhead, COO, Docobo and Dr Philip Worral) to liver disease (Dr Henry Wilman, KTP associate, Perspectum Diagnostics).

The event which was attended by around a hundred delegates concluded with a buzzing networking poster session.

Westminster’s Professor Thierry Chaussalet, who organised and chaired the event, said: “Everyone I spoke with during the networking session was eager to engage with the University of Westminster in all forms of enterprise activities.”

All presentations can be viewed at this link.

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Cover image: Nigel Edwards giving a keynote lecture

University of Westminster Digital Innovations networking event
University of Westminster Digital Innovations networking event

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