• Stonehouse lecture theatre, Portland Square building, University of Plymouth, PL4 8AA

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EPIC – eHealth Productivity and Innovation in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly – has been bringing together digital technology businesses with health and care professionals, and patient and service user groups, to find technological solutions to improve health and wellbeing.  

This session will present how, locally, the EPIC project has succeeded in developing networks and helping small companies develop their products and services further. We will also show how, globally, ‘Testbed Cornwall’ is now a region to trial new digital products and services, from robots to health record systems.

The three-year project, funded by ERDF, presents a strong example of interdisciplinary working between health, arts, science, engineering and technology. It has brought considerable research impact for its positive effect on patients, carers and healthcare providers, and established foundations for a legacy of continuing innovation.   

Join the team behind EPIC and some of the SMEs that have benefitted from their support, to learn about the journey so far, the next steps for health technology in the region, and the opportunities available to be part of the next generation of eHealth research at the University of Plymouth through its newly-launched Centre of Health Technology.


12:00 | Arrival, light lunch and exhibition with SME demonstrations

13:00 | Welcome

13:15 | Local

  • Introduction: EPIC and local successes in Cornwall by Professor Ray Jones
  • Students who have acted as digital health champions talking about their experience and contribution to EPIC
  • Demonstrations from three Cornish companies (two software, one robotics) supported by EPIC and the knowledge transfer process

14:30 | Tea/coffee break

14:45 | Global

  • Introduction: Incubation to scaling-up innovations through the Cornwall Testbed by Dr Arunangsu Chatterjee
  • Presentation on the evaluation of GP software from Finnish company in Cornwall
  • Presentation on the evaluation of Irish robot in Cornwall (including films of the robots in action)
  • Developing partnership with IBM

15:45 | Discussion: The scope for increased inter-disciplinary collaboration between the University, companies, and health and care providers

Who is this event for?
This event will be of particular interest to colleagues in science and engineering, such as computing and robotic engineering; arts, health or medicine; and anyone who works with digital technology. It may also appeal to those who work in Derriford Hospital and the NHSTrusts, those in community groups that support patient wellbeing, health-related charities, and further education providers.

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eHealth Productivity and Innovation in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (EPIC)

EPIC is a collaborative project partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund with additional financial support from the South West Academic Health Science Network. The University of Plymouth and partners aim to improve the use of eHealth in Cornwall.

We aim to improve the use of technology in both health and social care hoping:

  • to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
  • and improve the Cornish economy in this sector.

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