The UKRMP Niche Hub and the UKRMP Immunomodulation Hub are holding a Dragon’s Den event in London in February.

The main aim of the event is to provide advice from industry experts to help shape the translational and commercial opportunities for technologies being developed within the UKRMP Programme. The format of the meeting will be for the invited panel to identify key development milestones, regulatory issues and barriers to market that will help shape the downstream development and funding opportunities for these exciting regenerative medicine innovations. There will be presentations from Panel Members that will give more insight into the hurdles that need to be addressed for effective translation.

UKRMP Niche Hub researchers (individually or in teams) will each submit an idea/abstract for a product or service that would be an output from their UKRMP research. Examples of outputs could include assays, ECM, cell therapies, tools and technologies etc. These ideas/abstracts will then be scored by the Scientific Advisory Board’s from both Hubs; 7 ideas will be chosen and these teams will then pitch their idea at the workshop to our “Industry Dragons”. It is hoped that the advice and information gained from the workshop will help inform future work and develop new funding applications to further UKRMP research outputs.

Prizes will be awarded to the top two presentations.

Time and Date: 10.00 – 15.00, Thursday 23rd February 2017

Venue: Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, Kings College London



Where will the workshop take place?

In London at the Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, Kings College London.

Does it cost anything?

No, it is free to attend.

Do I need to do anything in advance?

Yes. Please register through this site, so we know how many lunches and refreshments we need to order.

PDRAs need to submit their ideas for pitches to our panel of experts by Friday 6th January.

7 pitches will be selected to be presented on the day. Jenny & Curtis will be in touch with more information once the pitches have been selected.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

The workshop is coordinated by the UKRMP Niche Hub and the UKRMP Immunomodulation Hub, and you can email them with any questions:

UKRMP Niche Hub Manager: Jenny Cusiter,

UKRMP Niche Hub Administrator: Sarah Neal, S.J.Neal@ed,

UKRMP Immunomodulation Hub Manager: Curtis Asante,

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, please bring your printed ticket along as you would need to hand this to reception to gain access to the building.

Who are organising this event?

The workshop is organised by the following bodies:

UKRMP Niche Hub:

UKRMP Immunomodulation Hub:

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