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The University of Southampton
Institute for Life Sciences

Market Access for MedTech online course Event

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13:00 - 15:00
1 June 2021 - 6 July 2021
On-line training course. A link to each event will be sent to registered delegates.

For more information regarding this event, please email Dr Alexandra Mant at .

Event details

The purpose of the course is to explain the MedTech innovation pathway, from identifying unmet needs, through proof-of-concept to adoption by the NHS and other markets, using experience and real-life case studies from the UK’s top experts in the sector.

The Institute for Life Sciences and the NIHR Surgical MedTech Co-operative invite you to join us for an online course, Market Access for MedTech , hosted by our delivery partner, Empact Ventures.

Building on the success of a 2019 pilot held at the University of Southampton Science Park, we will now offer a more in-depth course, delivered online over six weeks.

The course is free of charge, as a service to support the MedTech sector and enhance collaboration with the NIHR MedTech Co-operatives, regional universities and stakeholders like the Academic Health Science Network and NICE.  Funding for the course comes from a Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF) award to the Institute for Life Sciences.

As a free course, we expect that all attendees will endeavour to provide detailed feedback at the end of the course to help us improve it.


The course will run every Tuesday from 13:00 – 15:00 for six weeks from the 1st June to 6th July 2021.

For more information about the course and to register: (link: )

Topics covered include:

Tuesday 1 June 2021: Will the NHS or other healthcare markets adopt your technology? Understanding unmet needs

Tuesday 8 June 2021: Identifying the right funding

Tuesday 15 June 2021: Development to prototype; navigating the valley of death

Tuesday 22 June 2021: Generating clinical evidence: how much is enough?

Tuesday 29 June 2021: MedTech regulation

Tuesday 6 July 2021: Understanding reimbursement models for market adoption


Who should attend?

Primarily UK-based MedTech start-ups, scale-ups and small to medium-sized enterprises; larger organisations seeking refresher training

Professionals wanting to understand how to support MedTech companies

Researchers and clinicians developing innovative medical technologies



Each training event includes:

Interactive Panel Discussion: Take the opportunity to ask your questions to our industry experts to help you overcome any challenges.

Digital Exhibition: NIHR MedTech Co-operatives showcase their support to Medtech SMEs along with external healthcare support providers and selected MedTech exhibitors

Four to six Industry Expertise Sessions: Specialising in the weekly theme. Speakers will share their insights and expertise in a broad range of topics each week.

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