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Newsletter - 18 Nov 2016

Hi all,

There are a couple of great DHOx events coming up in the next couple of weeks. First is an evening seminar 'A Big Picture View of Digital Health', on Tuesday 29th November in Oxford Brookes. The speakers are Tracey Grainger, Head of Digital Primary Care Development at NHS England, and Dominic McKenny, Chief Information Officer at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. We're lucky to have two fantastic speakers in a double-header event looking at the macro NHS perspective of digital transformation, and also the fantastic example set by Oxford Health, and I hope you'll be able to join us for what promises to be a fantastic evening, with tea/coffee beforehand, and wine/soft drinks afterwards... and perhaps a mince-pie or two!

Following that, the final DHOx workshop of the year, Designing Personalised Interventions, will be on Thursday 1st Dec in the John Radcliffe Hospital. This is a brilliant and engaging workshop from design-thinking healthcare experts Ctrl Group, and is a must-do for anyone involved or interested in healthcare interventions.

Signup for both events is on the DHOx Meetup page.

Other relevant news and events

There is still time to sign up for the EIT Health Innovation Day at Oxford, which is tomorrow, 19th Nov, 9.30 at the Said Business School. It promises to be a fantastic day for anyone interested in innovation in health and ageing, and is targeted at students and early career researchers, with the opportunity to learn skills such as design thinking, pitching and presenting. More information is available at

The Life Science Innovation and Entrepreneurship lecture series being run by Innovation Forum has a couple of lectures between now and Christmas, and more scheduled for afterwards. Info and signup at

Bethnal Green Ventures are having their demo day (evening) for the teams from their Autumn 2016 program. The 11 teams include a number of health startups, as well as other teams solving big social and environmental problems using technology. Tickets are available here. Applications for their Spring 2017 program are also being accepted, and information and applications are at

Wayra and MSD have launched Velocity Health challenge, and are looking to support startups developing technologies that help on these on 'Living with and Beyond Cancer' and 'Delivering on Diabetes'. More information is at

Have a great weekend,


Posted in Newsletter on Nov 18, 2016