HealthTec Cluster Huddle: Getting to know your neighbours

– a spotlight on opportunities in Ireland and UK.

Join us on the 29th April from 12 to 1pm to learn more about the UK and Ireland market, and potential opportunities to collaborate across the health and life science sector.

Register HERE to attend OR present your organisation (90 seconds).

This will be your opportunity to check-in with peers, share ideas and stories about the inspiring work taking place. This event is open to organisations and companies across the UK and Ireland to participate in, particularly across the UKRI Science and Technology Facilities Council’s clusters in Harwell and the North West.

Joining us for this edition will be representatives from the  NorthWest Healthtec Cluster as well as the wider UK health and life science sector. The lead organisations in the development of this HealthTec Cluster are the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and the North West Coast Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) – the Innovation Agency. There are 15 health innovation networks across England, established by NHS England in 2013 to spread innovation at pace and scale – improving health and generating economic growth.


The UK is globally recognised as a leader in health technology research and innovation. Health technology encompasses a number of disciplines across life sciences from medical technologies and digital applications, to pharmaceuticals and biomedical technologies.

In the North of England there are over 28 universities fueling research, education and skills development and over 1200 life science companies employing more than 50,000 people (Bionow, April 2019).

The HealthTec Cluster provides an opportunity to bring these hubs of expertise from across the industry, academia, public sector, investor networks and entrepreneurs together to share ideas and collaborate to stimulate innovation and tackle global challenges.

The HealthTec Cluster spans four local enterprise partnerships in the North West:

  • Cheshire and Warrington
  • Greater Manchester
  • Lancashire
  • Liverpool City Region.

These regions come together to share knowledge and facilities specifically designed to develop health technology businesses and to transform healthcare.

As usual, everyone has the opportunity to participate either through:-

  • Listening
  • Presenting

To present, we have some opportunities for a 2 minute spotlight talk (please contact if you would like to be invited to give a spotlight talk as these are limited). We want to hear who you are, what your organisation is doing and what you are looking for to support health and life sciences growth and innovation.

So get those coffee’s ready for this huddle and register today as pitchers are limited (you will be notified a week in advance of the pitching request outcome).

Spotlight talks, you can expect to hear from:-

  • Breanndán CaseyConnected Health and Wellbeing Cluster – Ireland
  • Phil Carvil, The North West HealthTec Cluster – UK
  • Julie Bellew – HSE Telehealth Roadmap 2024-2027; Building blocks for embedding and expanding telehealth

    Julie Bellew | LinkedIn – Programme Manager for Telehealth at HSE, will give a short overview of the recently-launched Telehealth Roadmap., and upcoming opportunities for industry and healthcare providers. The roadmap provides a strategic plan for telehealth development, addressing challenges and promoting adoption of telehealth solutions in healthcare services. It outlines the key building blocks for digital healthcare transformation, providing a strategic vision to incorporate and expand telehealth. This will lead to better services, patient outcomes, and a transformed healthcare experience.

Companies based in Ireland can contact:

Breanndán Casey |

See registration HERE