ORUK x NIHR Emerging Technologies for Improving Musculoskeletal Health | 19 July 2024


An MSK innovation online forum, co-hosted by ORUK & NIHR 

During the forum, the NIHR will announce the results of a horizon scan, undertaken by its Innovation Observatory arm in partnership with Orthopaedic Research UK (ORUK), identifying emerging MSK medical and digital health and care technologies. The event will also feature a short case study for MSK innovators, an opportunity to share best practices and discuss issues and challenges facing MSK innovators.



The forum is free to attend but delegates must register in advance via zoom


10:00-10:05    Introduction & welcome   

                        Mr Martin Thomas, Orthopaedic Research UK

10:05-10:15    Accelerating innovation   

                        Dr Arash Angadji, Orthopaedic Research UK

10:15-10:40    Emerging technologies for improving MSK health: An evidence gap map   

                        Dr Fiona Pearson, Innovation Observatory, NIHR

10:40-10:55    i4i and innovation in MSK   

                        Dr Helen Compton, NIHR

10:55-11:05     Case study   

                        Dr Josh Steer, Radii Devices

11:05-11:25     Q&A with ORUK Innovation Partners

                         Mr  Jim Dawton, Impeller Ventures

                         Dr Arash Moavenian, Embryo Ventures

                         Dr Ian Newington, NIHR

                         Dr Hiten Thakrar, MedTec SuperConnector, Imperial College London

11:25-11:30     Supporting the MSK Community   

                        Mr Martin Thomas, Orthopaedic Research UK