Hackathon 22 Speakers
University Partnerships Manager, BSI
Emma Glass is the University Partnerships Manager for Healthcare Technologies in the Knowledge Solutions division. She is responsible for engaging with universities in healthcare technology research and innovation to promote participation and raise awareness of standards and standards development. Recent work has included presenting to University of Nottingham’s Centre for Healthcare Technologies and collaborating with universities on innovative research projects in the sector. Prior to working at BSI, Emma launched new open-access science journals in digital health, nuclear medicine, oral health and radiology. She also authored CBP’s Big Data Focus Report in 2016 and 2017. Emma has a degree in English Literature from the University of Exeter.
Dr Elliot Street
Co-founder and CEO, Inovus Medical
Dr Elliot Street is the co-founder and CEO of Inovus Medical, a multi award winning designer and manufacturer of surgical training technology. Elliot started Inovus from his student bedroom during his final year at Manchester Medical School with the aim to democratise access to affordable, accessible and functional surgical training. Elliot and his co-founder Jordan decided that vertical integration of manufacturing, design and sales would be the best way to build a sustainable business from the ground up. Since its launch in 2012 the company has grown its base in St Helens to include a wide armamentarium of manufacturing techniques including production level 3D printing, raised over £2.5 million in outside capital and sold products in over 70% of NHS Trusts and 70 countries worldwide. Alongside his role as CEO of the business, Elliot is an active member of NHS England Clinical Entrepreneur Programme and a Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Alumni.
Co-founder and CEO, Bionabu
Ina Burgstaller is the founder and CEO of Bionabu. Bionabu is a crowd sourced healthtech, medtech & biotech consultancy wrapped up in an open community.
Project Sponsors can publish their project support needs free of charge on the platform and service providers can find and respond to these projects. Bionabu is the leading destination for connection, conversation, and collaboration.
Student, Universtiy of Leeds
Tim is a medical student at the University of Leeds, currently pursuing a master's degree in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. He was a junior member of the Leeds-based team that won the national Green Surgery Challenge in 2021, with their plans for innovative procedures and Medtech solutions to introduce sustainability to surgical care.
Dr William Bolton
Co-founder, MedTech Foundation
Dr Bolton is a NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Neurosurgery at the Leeds Centre for Neurosciences, UK, where he undertakes his neurosurgical training alongside building a programme of neurosurgical technologies research. He undertook his PhD in Global Surgical Innovation and Technologies where his research investigated the use of frugal innovation to develop and evaluate surgical technologies for low resource settings. He is a co-founder of the MedTech Foundation, a student-led professional body that provides free clinical innovation training for interdisciplinary students interested in medtech. He is the Association of Surgeons in Training Associate Honorary Secretary after being their Innovation Lead for two years (2020-2022), where he delivers a rage of innovation and technology skills training opportunities and projects for trainees across the UK and Ireland. He is also the current President of GASOC – a global surgical, anaesthetic, and obstetric collaboration helping trainees to effectively engage in improving outcomes for the neglected surgical patient.
Dr Tony Morgan
Associate Professor, University of Leeds
Tony Morgan is an Associate Professor in Innovation Management Practice at the University of Leeds. He teaches innovation, design thinking and associated skills to students, and to wider organisations as part of the university’s executive education program. Industry experience includes 20 years at IBM, where Tony was the IBM Innovation Leader for a global bank and Chief Innovation Officer for the technology services unit in the UK and Ireland.
Dr Ally Jaffee
Dr Ally Jaffee is a multi-award winning NHS Junior Doctor. Dr Ally is the recipient of the BBC Food & Farming New Talent Award,The Diana Award and The Prime Minister’s Points of Light Award. Ally is the co-founder of Nutritank, a hub for Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine Medicine Education. Ally is passionate about Mental Health and its intersecting fields- particularly The Arts & Nutrition. Ally recently worked on a Nutritional & Cooking pilot project within a London Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit. also holds a BSc degree in Medical Humanities & Creative Arts from Imperial College London.
In the long-term Ally hopes to pursue a career in Psychiatry and dabble in TV, writing and policy- change.
A keen innovator, Ally is on the prestigious NHS Clinical Entrepreneurship Programme. Four years ago, Ally co- founded a BBC award- winning Social Enterprise,Nutritank. Its mission is to promote greater nutrition and lifestyle medicine education within healthcare training due to the staggering increase of chronic disease.
Ally has worked closely with the likes of BBC radio 4 presenter Sheila Dillon and even Jamie Oliver. Ally has featured in articles for the Metro and BBC news. Ally’s passion for nutrition in Psychiatry saw her recently piloting a cooking programme on a Psychiatric unit in London, with promising results.
Ally believes strongly in authenticity and openness and shares her own mental health struggles online, and hopes to normalise the conversation.