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Digital Care Surgery – Innovating for Change

October 17, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Invitation: Digital Care Surgery – Innovating for Change

Showcase Opportunity – Call for Participation

The DISCOVER Digital Care Surgery is connecting digital innovators with care professionals, local

authority and NHS commissioners, social care associations, third sector and academia to look at new

approaches to delivering and enhancing care provision.

As part of the DISCOVER event, Innovate UK, is providing up to 6 businesses with the opportunity to

present at the Digital Care Surgery – Innovating for Change at Fazeley Studios in Birmingham on

Friday 17 October, 2012 (9.30 – 4.30pm). The event will support greater collaboration and focus on

innovative uses of digital technologies that will inspire new collaborations, concepts, ideas and

business models in this sector and stretch the boundaries of user led digital innovation in the care

sector market.

This is a unique business opportunity to pitch your company application, idea, service or prototype

to a highly targeted and relevant audience as well as provide for knowledge sharing and networking

to highlight the challenges and opportunities in the care sector.

How to take part

To be considered applicants should in no more than 500 words state why they should be allocated a

place at the DISCOVER Digital Care Surgery to pitch their ideas. They will be assessed on criteria that

cover the level of innovation, the way in which their idea or application can help innovate and

transform care and the stage of development of the application or service. We will be selecting up to

a maximum of 6 organisations to participate.

Applications should be submitted by email to: digital@birmingham.gov.uk by Friday 3 October 2014.

Selected organisations will be notified by: Wednesday 8 October

Each organisation selected will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas and then break out into

smaller groups to make the most of the audience’s specialised and user knowledge to help adapt,

validate, challenge and refine these ideas to spark new innovations that will help get these ideas off

the ground and to market. An expert Dragon’s Den style panel will give feedback on the commercial

potential of the application or service, the level of innovation and the transformative opportunities it


If you would like to attend as a delegate, please register here

Supported by

Participants will benefit from

Specialist user perspective from sector professionals providing valuable insight and feedback

Make connection to knowledge and other people working in this space

Networking and collaboration opportunity

The Event

Technology is rapidly changing the world around us and our expectations; however it is still early

days in realising the potential that digital has to transform care. To date attention has focused

largely on telehealth and telecare and the use of devices such as personal alarms and health

monitoring equipment to raise alerts and monitor vital signs such as blood pressure and blood

glucose levels. Less attention has been given to the use of technology and how online services can

be made more purposeful to those with care responsibilities and for those that manage care at a

professional level.

By enabling greater collaboration across different disciplines and sectors and inspiring people to do

things differently, the aim is to create a step change in how we turn knowledge into ideas and ideas

and data into societal, technological and healthcare solutions – real customer oriented approaches

to innovation to improve the future of care and in turn the quality of life for citizens and patients.



October 17, 2014
9:30 am - 4:30 pm