Talk , Mentoring , Workshop

Bringing together the physical and life science eco-system to make connections and increase collaboration

Connect: Health Tech – Live!

About this event

  • 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

14 June 2023, in-person and hybrid tickets.

Connect: Health Tech is a University of Cambridge enterprise zone bringing together the physical and life science eco-system to make connections and increase collaboration.

To harness the power of our successful interdisciplinary online community, Connect: Health Tech – Live! will bring into a real-life/hybrid setting the drive for knowledge exchange and connections that enable collaborations to turn ideas at the interface between medicine and technology into reality for the benefit of society.

This multi-faceted event will build on our core values by bringing together and integrating a community of knowledge, expertise, ideas and experiences around key topics for people working in health tech.

Attend this event to explore the world of health tech collaborations, understand why it’s the future for enabling innovations and addressing our most pressing healthcare challenges. Built around distinct themes, the day will provide an environment for you to learn, share and be inspired both professionally and personally.

Event Format and Confirmed Speakers

This event is made up of: panel discussionsroundtable discussionsworkshopsmentoring sessions

Keynote speakersProf. Anne Ferguson-Smith FRS (University of Cambridge) and Prof. Dame Athene Donald DBE FRS (Churchill College, Cambridge)

Sessions speakers include: Kathryn Chapman (Babraham Research Campus), Kath Mackay (Alderley Park, Cheshire), Jane Kennedy (Discovery Park, Kent), Araminta Ledger (Cambridge University Health Partners), Aga Iwasiewicz-Wabnig (Maxwell Centre), Prof. Colin Watts (University of Birmingham), Claire McGlynn (University of Cambridge), Prof. Jane Clarke (Wolfson College), Paul Deemer (NHS Employers), Manaz Javaid (Judge Business School), Tarquin Bennett-Coles (SCi Partners), Siwan Smith (ARUP), Joanna Gould (VisusNano), Prof. Rebecca Fitzgerald OBE (Cyted), Hanadi Jabado (Sana Capital), Mireia Crispin-Ortuzar (52 North Health), Juliette Lee (EQT Partners), Jason Mellad (Start Codon), Emma Fadlon (Innovate UK/KTN), Lilly Wollman (Synteny AI), Jeroen Verheyen (Semarion), Namshik Han (CardiaTec), Gina Warren (University of Cambridge), John Amaechi OBE (APS Intelligence)

For access to the full programme with session titles and guests go to the event space on Connect: Health Tech after registering to attend.

Event Themes and Benefits of Attending


  • Make new connections, foster introductions across disciplines/sectors, and engage in discussion and debate on hot topics.


  • Hear how different disciplines and sectors approach the same challenge. Learn how interdisciplinary collaborations can unlock the potential of the most pressing health tech challenges.


  • Your knowledge or project through one of our curated sessions, developed to engage and inform, such as creating a diverse and inclusive work environment to drive up innovations in health tech.
  • Gain insights into entrepreneurial journeys or new approaches for research impact from expert speakers.


  • Ask questions relevant to you and hear from leading experts on topics including diversity and inclusion as a driver for research innovation, how to build the right team for your spinout and what changes are needed to increase early-stage investment for female founders.


  • We are all about community and committed to fostering serendipity, a culture of democratising access to expertise, knowledge and talent and developing a thriving innovation ecosystem.

Who should attend?

This event is aimed at those working in or are interested in the broad area of health tech across a number of areas including research facilitation and translation, research and development, knowledge exchange, early-stage entrepreneurs, research partnerships, business development and support, and those who facilitate the entrepreneurship journey. The event will also be of interest for early career scientists/researchers (PhD students and Postdocs) who are seeking inspiration regarding their next career move.


There is wheelchair access both through the gardens and the Adams Road entrance. All levels are accessible via two large lifts. There is a hearing loop. There is not a BSL interpreter. Between ground floor rooms and first floor rooms there is step-free level access.

Please get in touch with us if you have any accessibility questions or concerns by emailing

Location: Crausaz Wordsworth Building, Robinson College Adams Road, Cambridge CB3 9AD

To attend or register your interest, contact: Event information