Date: Tuesday 30th November 2021
Time: 16.30 – 18.00
Location: Core Technology Facility: The Dalton Room, 46 Grafton Street,Manchester, M13 9WU


Part 2 of the Digital Health Series – IP for Digital Health technologies. This is an informational and networking event, held at the UoM.

About this event

Part 2 of the Digital Health series is an in-person networking event for digital health innovators on Tuesday 30th November. At this event, we will hear from SME’s that have taken their digital health innovations to market in Greater Manchester and beyond. We will also have a workshop-style group discussion about the example case studies introduced in Part 1’s webinar. These will form the basis of a broader discussion of commercialisation strategies, including an examination of IP considerations such as trade secrets, the use of open-source software, potential ownership disputes with employees and contractors, and IP licences. Our panellists facilitating the workshop will include people with medical, computer software, research, IP and medical device specialisms.

Event Agenda

16:20 – Registration & welcome drink

16:30 – 16:40 – Welcome & brief intro to ERDF R&I Health Accelerator

16:40 – 16:50 – Case study Dignio, by Ewa Truchanowicz

16:50 – 17:00 – Case study Safe Steps, by Lee Omar

17:00 – 17:30 – Networking break in the street outside the Dalton Room with drinks and canapes

17:30 – 17:55 – Digital health workshop – group discussion with audience and panel led by Peter Thorniley and Gary Whiting (Venner Shipley patent attorneys)

17:55 – Closing remarks

18:00 – End

Drinks and refreshments will be served during the event.

Register here


About the Digital Health Series

The ERDF R&I Health Accelerator project is delivering a two-part digital health series on IP for Digital Health Technologies.

This Digital Health Series is targeted at the multi-disciplinary Digital Health sector including clinicians, researchers, and scientists with a wide range of expertise in healthcare, engineering, social sciences, public health, health economics and data management.

To review the webinar delivered in Part 1, visit:

About the Research and Innovation Health Accelerator and Venner Shipley

The Research and Innovation (R&I) Health Accelerator is an ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) part-funded project delivered by Health Innovation Manchester, The University of Manchester, The University of Manchester Innovation Factory, Manchester City Council and Bionow.

The project invites SMEs to collaborate with Greater Manchester’s research and innovation institutions to accelerate development and improve commercialisation of innovative healthcare products and services within life sciences. SMEs will be able to access expertise and support including information about navigating the health and care system, developing value propositions, ethics & regulatory advice and access to university-wide expertise. To find out more about this programme, email or

Venner Shipley is a prominent full-service European intellectual property firm with a uniquely diverse team and a leader in patenting AI and machine learning. Our team comprising of UK and European patent attorneys, trademark and design attorneys, patent solicitors and barristers provide a complete IP service.