'Turning technology and innovations in to money and jobs'

On September 17, 2013, the UK Science & Innovation Network (UK-SIN), for a second time, conducted a workshop for creating commercial opportunities from concepts for entrepreneurs, SMEs and academics in the healthtech space.

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Key note speaker Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, vice chancellor, University of Cambridge

Titled 'RiffStream# Bangalore-II Digital Innovations in Healthcare: Doing More with Less', the workshop was held at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP) auditorium here in Bangalore. The workshop aimed at creating opportunities for exchange of research, insights and innovation in the healthtech sector.

Speakers at the event included Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, vice chancellor, University of Cambridge, who delivered the key note, Dr Santanu Chattopadhyay, founder & managing director, Nationwide Doctors, Dr Mohanasankar Sivaprakasam, Head, Healthcare Technology Innovation Centre (HTIC), Dr Taslim Saiyed, director & COO, C-CAMP India and others.

The workshop focused on using the RiffStream# methodology to explore new ways of facilitating collaboration across sectors, technologies and investors, with the aim of generating new projects and partnerships as the basis for delivering innovation and securing funding. It also concentrated on innovations in healthcare facilitated by mobile, digital, telecoms and computing technologies, leading to new technological devices and processes to do more with less to increase the efficiency.

RiffStream# is based on a simple musical analogy: Chords (ideas, concepts, technologies and market needs) combined into Riffs, where chords are integrated in to a product or a service which meets an existing or new market need.

The event had a five themed set-up: Innovation in Delivery Systems, Technology Enabled Innovation, Regulation, Point Solutions, and Tele-Health.

The workshop was organized by AcceleratorIndia and supported by the Electronics, Sensors & Photonics Knowledge Transfer Network (ESPKTN), in partnership with UK-SIN, C-CAMP and National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) under the support of Bangalore Cambridge Innovation Network.

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