Details of next Medtech Accelerator Health Hack Announced

Details of next Medtech Accelerator Health Hack Announced

Supported by Marks & Clerk LLP and Jaltek Systems, Medtech Accelerator are pleased to announce details of the next Health Hack - Surgery. Taking place on Thursday 18th & Friday 19th January 2018 at the Cambridge Science Park we are keen to build on the success of the first Hackathon - Rehabilitation Technology.

Not sure whether to attend??? Take a look back at October’s successful Health Hack – Rehabilitation Technologies.

Theme: Frugal Innovation in Surgery

Date: Thursday 18th & Friday 19th January 2018

Location: Bradfield Centre (Thursday) & Trinity Centre (Friday), Cambridge Science Park, Cambridge

Programme: Click here to view further details

Register: Click here

Overview: Second in a series of three the Medtech Accelerator Health Hack workshops are designed to engage a wide community of stakeholders, focused on stimulating innovation within the NHS, through the identification and development of innovative new products and services with the potential to meet unmet clinical needs and generate commercial benefit.

There is increasing pressure on surgical services, the cost of delivering surgery and patient waiting times. Theatres and intensive care staff provide a vital role supporting all surgical activity across a range of elective, trauma, emergency and day care procedures. We are seeking medical technologies that result in dramatically lower-cost products and services within the theatres, anaesthesia and critical care setting but without comprising quality (by adopting approaches such as frugal innovation).

Some examples of the technology ideas we are looking for Idea Owners to bring to the event, for illustrative purposes only, are shown below:

  • New medical devices: novel design ideas for catheters, tubes, pumps, endoscopes, sutures, forceps, dressings, implants, retractors, specula and other devices that could be used in surgical setting in addressing unmet clinical needs.
  • Digital tools: mobile apps, software, IT platforms that help produce more efficient, less labour intensive and more cost-effective methods to complete surgical procedures. Use of artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics and augmented reality (AR). Telesurgery platforms that allow surgeons to lead or help with operations remotely in real time.
  • Medical equipment: surgical lights, operating table accessories, patient positioning & support systems, anaesthesia apparatus, next generation surgical robotic systems, diagnostic equipment and surgical waste disposal units.
  • Surgical training & simulation tools: use of virtual reality (VR) tools and 3D printing for training and personalised pre-procedural planning.
  • Wearable technology: Use of sensor technology for patient monitoring before, during and/or after surgery to improve surgical outcomes.

Further Information and Booking Details:

Contact Us
If you have any questions concerning the Medtech Accelerator Health Hack, would like further information or have an idea you would like to discuss, please call 01223 928040 or email

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Marks & Clerk are committed to providing exceptional intellectual property advice around the world, helping you to navigate the complexities of IP, patents, trade marks and design protection. Innovation is the life-blood of business and it’s vital that you do not overlook the need to protect your intellectual property. From the capture of an idea, to the enforcement or defence of rights in disputes Marks & Clerk is your expert partner to ensure your IP is protected and fully exploited. Today’s local is tomorrow’s global – and with our diverse team of practitioners, you’re always supported by a network of experts.

Delivering solutions through Technology and Partnership
Jaltek Systems is a leading technology solutions provider offering a comprehensive range of vertically integrated design and manufacturing solutions tailored to meet our client’s highly diversified business requirements. We recognise the market need to be flexible and responsive to meet the demands of a constantly changing landscape, focusing on low to medium volume high mix product profiles with localised support.

Previous Hacks
View details of the first Health Hack – Rehabilitation Technology which took place in late October.