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iBridge UK-China Open Innovation Workshop: ‘Diagnostic Systems’

date_range Event date: 08/12/18

location_on Tianjin and Guangzhou

iBridge UK-China Open Innovation Workshop: ‘Diagnostic Systems’

The University of Bradford has been commissioned by iBridge TT International Limited to organise two Open Innovation Workshops for UK diagnostic and digital health companies wishing to engage with partners in China, to access development funding and to create commercial opportunities in the Chinese market. The workshops will be held between 2nd and 8th December 2018, in Tianjin and Guangzhou, on the theme of ‘Diagnostic Systems’.

These workshops provide a unique opportunity to build partnerships in China and to secure up to £220,000 funding for arising projects. Substantial follow-on funding is available from both government and private investment sources. The in-country costs of participating in the workshop will be principally met by iBridge, who will also provide a travel grant of up to £800 per participating company towards the costs of a Chinese visa and airfare.

The programme is open to small and medium-sized companies, to research and charitable institutions, as well as to clinicians and academics working in the diagnostic and digital health field, with technology that is near commercialisation or commercialised outside China.

About the workshops

The focus of the Diagnostics Systems Open Innovation Workshops will be on developing and applying digital and diagnostic solutions to improve the speed and accuracy of diagnosis, to facilitate remote diagnosis, and to streamline patient care through efficient use of diagnostically-informed treatment pathways. The workshop and arising programme will enable the further development and application of diagnostic systems by bringing together different functional expertise. The focus will be on creating projects capable of a commercial return (either through sale or out-licensing) inside four years, and will therefore focus more on the application of known solutions than on fundamental research.

The application process

iBridge will select 12 participating organisations (plus reserves) from submitted applications. Visa invitation letters will then be arranged. Successful applicants will be offered a full pre-departure cultural and programme briefing.
To apply to attend the Open Innovation Workshops in Tianjin and Guangzhou (2nd to 8th December 2018) please complete an application form and send it to open-innovation@bradford.ac.uk.
For more information, please consult the briefing document. Should you have any questions about the programme, please contact Wendy Towler on: w.towler@bradford.ac.uk.