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Kate Lodge

Interim Managing Director, Leeds Academic Health Partnership

Rachel Clarke

Business Engagement and Knowledge Exchange Manager Bournemouth University Business School

Na'el Clarke

Commercial Director at University Hospital Southampton

mike Kippings

Health Innovation Lead Innovate UK

Amando Vargas-Palacios

Senior Research Fellow University of Leeds

Ian Jones

Head of External Relations Bournemouth University

Kartheka Bojan

CEO at BrainBerry

Carina Cunha

Founder of Nosy

David Brettle

Chief Scientific Officer at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Deborah Stocken

Director Surgical Interventions, Diagnostics and Devices (SIDD) Division & Head of Statistics

Steve Parr

Enterprise M3 LEP

Anastassia Bolotkova

sBD Lead, Life Sciences, Bruntwood SciTech

Rebecca Hindley

Senior Lecturer In Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour

Lois Farquharson

Executive Dean of Bournemouth University Business School

David Jayne

Clinical Director NIHR Surgical MedTech Co-operative

Phil Carvil

Science and Technology Facilities Council

Nikki Rousseau

University Academic Fellow University of Leeds

Dan Gilpin

Topol Digital Fellow Health Education England

Jo Slota-Newson

IQ Capital

David King

Digital Design Manager
 University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)

Kosta Mavroulakis

Founder and CEO Empact Ventures

Robert Middleton

Professor of Orthopaedics Bournemouth University

Philip Marais

UK-Northern Europe Lead OVHcloud Startup Program

Vee Mapunde

Programme Director NIHR Surgical MedTech Co-operative

David Meads

Associate Professor in Health Economics University of Leeds



Qasim Akhtar

QV Bioelectronics

Megan Morys-Carter

Director of TheHill

Ádám Kehrer

Chief Marketing Officer – DiabTrend

Richard Renaut

Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer at University Hospital Dorset

Adrian Hall

Chief Operating Officer Brandon Medical Co Ltd

Ryan Mathew

Associate Professor (Clinical) at University of Leeds

Naeem Soomro

RCS Co-Director in Robotic and Digital Surgery & Professor of Urology at Newscastle University

Alejandro Frangi

Professor at University of Leeds Centre for Responsive Health Innovations

Keith Tsui

CEO and Co-Founder Medwise

Amir Bozorgzadeh

Co Founder CEO at Virtuleap

Mike Lewid

Healthcare Programme Director at NIHR i4i and SBRI

Maciej Szurek

Co Founder CEO at Remmed VR

Andrew Sears

Campaigns Associate at Seedrs

Luan Linden-Phillips

Innovation Adoption Specialist at Leeds Academic Health Partnerships

Lesley Booth

Director of Research and Public & Patient Involvement and Engagement Bowel Research UK

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