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Event to showcase innovation goes virtual

Hear directly from the scientists and innovators currently developing next generation technologies. 

Earlier this year NPL, in partnership with HM Treasury, planned to host its first ever Innovation Showcase, the event was to demonstrate the important technological developments taking place in the UK’s public sector, ranging from agri-tech, to health and AI. Unfortunately, global events took over and we sadly made the decision to postpone. As we exit lockdown and start to adjust to new digital ways of working, we are bringing the showcase back, albeit - virtually!

NPL recognises the importance of building new collaborations that accelerate the science and technology generated from the UK’s public sector, therefore we are hosting three 1-hour webinars to showcase ideas, knowledge and intellectual property being harnessed within the public sector to improve our quality of life. The first webinar, hosted last month, showcased three examples of innovation being developing and applied to healthcare. Watch the first webinar here. 

The next webinar, taking place on 10th September 2020, will explore how imaging is having an impact in healthcare and how environmental innovation can impact on societal challenges. This webinar will showcase excellent examples of innovation being developed, including;  

  • Pioneering ultrasound breast imaging systems, NPL
  • Game changing technology that finds previously uncoverable fingerprints, Dstl
  • Precision-guided cancer surgery using sensors and imaging, Lightpoint Medical
  • The 100,000 genomes project, Genomics England
  • Unlocking the power of plants to create biologics and rapid response vaccines, Leaf Expression Systems

Guaranteed to inspire, these examples will demonstrate the parallels between real-life applications and the global issues facing society in 2020. 

The UK public sector is full of pioneering ideas and new technologies and has a history in developing cutting-edge science and innovation. These webinars provide the opportunity to hear directly from the scientists and innovators who have developed these technologies and discover how these organisations are spinning out these game changing ideas.   

The webinars will be chaired and hosted by Simon Devonshire, NPL’s Entrepreneur in Residence. Hear from HM Treasury on their strategy for unlocking innovation and how collaboration between the public and private sector can accelerate the development of new technologies.

Watch the first webinar in this series here

21 Aug 2020