Events and Meetings

The Hub has organised, hosted and attended a range of seminars and events to facilitate cross-sectoral knowledge exchange and research collaborations.


A Pint of Liveable Cities, Lancaster  - 21 November

The Liveable Cities team at Lancaster University held an evening event discussing life in Lancaster and how we can all make our cities more liveable in the future. This sparked conversations and debate around wellbeing, aspirations, energy, city analysis, policy, smart cities and ecosystems services.

Lancashire Clinical Research Facility Grand Opening, Royal Preston Hospital - 21 November 

The Lancashire Clinical Research Facility which Lancaster University is one of the partners was officially opened by the patient group.  Professor Hedley Emsley was one of the speakers at the Official opening.

Digital Health: Lessons learnt and an agenda for the future, Lancaster - 16 November

Professor Sumi Helal, Chair in Digital Health, School of Computing and Communications presented the Gator Tech Smart House initiative and discussed its philosophy and the lessons learnt from it.  The talk included the future of digital health in light of the lessons learnt and emerging technological advances, specifically addressing population health enablement, and the highly hoped-for transformation of the current point-of-care delivery system into a higher-quality, broader-access, and lower-cost continuum-of-care paradigm.

Improving lives through research, Royal Preston Hospital, Preston - 16 November 

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provided a chance to hear about advancements in research and innovation featuring a mixture of external key note speakers and Lancashire Teaching Hospitals staff.  Steve Milan - Project Development Manager, Health Engagement & Innovation Team gave a presentation about Cochrane.

Innovate UK 2017, NEC, Birmingham – 8 & 9 November 2017 

Innovate UK set over 2 days brought UK innovators together to share and inspire businesses, individuals and governments to tackle the challenges of tomorrow. The event hosted 160 exhibitors and 240 speakers across 70 sessions on 5 stages.

What might Social and Healthcare look like in 2025?, Lancaster - 8 November  

This public lecture which was organised by Lancaster University with Professor David Croisdale-Appleby OBE as the keynote speaker.  Also on the panel were Professor Christine Milligan, Director of the Centre for Ageing Research at Lancaster University; Professor Corinne May-Chahal, Head of the Department of Sociology at Lancaster University; Professor Heather Tierney-Moore OBE, Chief Executive, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust and Stephen Sloss, Chief Executive of Salvere Enterprise CIC.  The panel discussed what public and professional health and social care may look like less than 10 years from now and what new solutions are required.

UK-China Life Science Tech Event, Lancaster  - 1 November 

This event provided UK companies the opportunity to explore tech-partnering/transfer to support establishing their businesses, business growth and export plans in the Chinese life sciences market.