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Manchester Connected Health Ecosystem: European Medtech Collabs

27th October 2020 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am

The October 2020 Manchester Connected Health Ecosystem event will focus on the East Netherlands as a gateway for UK businesses in Europe.

The Netherlands is a Life Sciences & Health powerhouse, with a high life expectancy, an accessible healthcare system and low number of hospital admission days. Internationally, the Netherlands is a desired discussion partner that tackles problems in an interdisciplinary manner and thinks in terms of total solutions.

Our keynote speaker will be Marloes de Goeijen, Advisor to New Businesses (UK) at the East Netherlands Development Agency. Oost NL (East Netherlands Development Agency) is an agency that focuses its activities and projects on strengthening and stimulating links and contacts between the Netherlands and UK.


1. Introduction – Niels Peek, The University of Manchester

2. The East Netherlands: Your Gateway to Europe – Marloes de Goiejen, OostNL

Maintaining a good connection between the UK and Netherlands to support business development

3. Medtech/Healthtech opportunities – Rik Luimes

Overview of region and medtech/healthtech opportunities

4. Industry perspective

5. Q&A

OostNL is holding an introductory webinar with the Netherlands-British Chamber of Commerce, September 29th. You can register at this link.

About the Manchester Connected Health Ecosystem:

The Manchester Connected Health Ecosystem is a collaborative network that brings together world leading academic expertise, industry partners from SMEs to major international digital & pharma companies, Health and Social Care professionals across the NHS, Public Health and local government, and patient and service user representatives.

The Ecosystem, which is coordinated by Digital Futures, plays an important role in bringing together key organisations and personnel in this area, creating a platform for sharing new and important policy developments, research, funding opportunities and innovations.

We are a member of the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance), a network of permanent multi-stakeholder Ecosystems across Europe, North America & China.

The Ecosystem is delivered in partnership with the ECHAlliance and Health Innovation Manchester.