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Leicester Precision Medicine Institute leads discussion on innovation in healthcare at Venturefest 2017

The University of Leicester will be showcasing its strengths in healthcare, space and transport innovation at a major event designed to support regional innovation led growth.

Dr Alasdair Gaw, Commercial Director of Leicester Precision Medicine Institute, will lead a session on innovation in healthcare at this year’s Venturefest East Midlands at Derby Arena on 22 March.

Dr Gaw will share the stage with a senior figure from pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson as he delivers his session on ‘Delivering innovation in Healthcare: The need for collaboration between industry, universities and the NHS for UK health and wealth’.

The University of Leicester, which is one of the main regional sponsors of the event, will also be showcasing its strengths in healthcare, space and transport innovation in the exhibition hall.

Anjuu Trevedi, Head of Regional Business Engagement at the University of Leicester, said: “We are really excited to be leading the healthcare session at Venturefest East Midlands this year. It enables us to showcase our medicine and healthcare expertise through the Leicester Precision Medicine Institute and to engage with forward-thinking companies and entrepreneurs interested in collaborating with the University to capitalise on the high tech, innovation-led opportunities in the healthcare sector."

Dr Alasdair Gaw will lead his session, ‘Delivering innovation in Healthcare: The need for collaboration between industry, universities and the NHS for UK health and wealth’, at 12pm on Wednesday 22 March 2017.

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More information about Venturefest East Midlands is available here

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