Roundtable: New Technologies for Health

Event

Title:
Roundtable: New Technologies for Health
When:
Mon, 3. April 2017
Where:
Auditório Prof. Dr. Manuel Machado Macedo (CEDOC) - Lisbon,
Category:
Workshop

Description

2nd MIT Portugal International Industry Roundtable (IIR) on New Technologies for Health

 

The  first   MIT Portugal  International  Industry  Roundtable  (IIR)   on   New  Technologies  for   Health  took  place  in  February  2016  and  was  a  resounding  success,  with  a  full  room,  world-­‐ class  speakers  and  several  concrete  business  and  research  collaborations  started  or   strengthened  during  the  event.  

This  second   Healthcare  IIR   will  be  dedicated  to  the  topics   of   wearable   devices   and   health/fitness  monitoring  technologies.  It  will  deal  with  how  new  technologies  and  business   models  are  empowering  patients  and  radically  changing  the  role  of  physicians.  It  will  also   aim  to  show  how  new  entrepreneurial  projects  are  contributing  to  this  change  and  what   challenges  these  projects  face,  in  Portugal  and  elsewhere.  Questions  to  be  tackled  range   from  how  the  IoT  and  smart  textiles  are  bridging  healthcare  and   so-­‐called  traditional   industries,  to  how  permanent  access  to  health/fitness  data  is  changing  our  lives  and  the   practice  of  medicine  itself.    

This  roundtable  will  be hosted by Healthcare City at  the  newly  opened  facilities ofCEDOC, in the  School of Medical  Sciences  of  NOVA  University  (Lisbon),  and  will  bring  together  (1)  scientists  and   engineers  from  the  bio-­‐sensor,  smart  textiles,  health  apps  and  related  fields,    (2)  leaders   from  the  retail,  telecommunications  and  medtech  industries,  (3)  entrepreneurs  opening  new   business  avenues  in  related  areas,  and  (4)  MIT  Portugal  students.  

The event will have speakers from MIT, Fraunhofer, PLUX, Kinematix, and a fantastic group of fast-growing Medtech and Digital Health start-ups. Among the audience we have confirmed the presence of representatives from José de Mello Saúde, Sonae, SYTE Institute, Coimbra Hospital and University Center, Champalimaud Foundation, Start-up Braga, Caixa Capital, ALCEA Advisors, P-BIO, Portugal Ventures, Hovione Capital, Busy Angels, among many others. 

The event is compulsory for first-year EDAM and Bioengineering doctoral students. All other MIT Portugal students and faculty are very welcome but must register online.

Registration Form

pdf Program (651 KB)


Venue

Location:
Auditório Prof. Dr. Manuel Machado Macedo (CEDOC)
Street:
Rua Câmara Pestana n.º 6
ZIP:
1150-082
City:
Lisbon
Country:
Portugal