Science Innovation Union
Spreading innovation, connecting ideas and impacting solutions
The Science Innovation Union is a translation-in-science communication and training platform, bridging the gap between academia, industry and government to build a new generation of bio-entrepreneurs.
SIU organises high-quality professional events, providing holistic views from the top speakers within academia, industries and government. Networking is always an integral feature.
This event will be looking at how the relatively recent technology boom is affecting and changing the age old practice of medicine. This follows the the shift in healthcare to prioritising quality of life intended to support treatments, rather than treatments alone. We will be discussing how to begin to approach the biggest problems using technology tools. Looking into which challenges to target first, as well as the development of such projects. Further more, how will this fast paced field change in the coming years? Join us for an exciting event which looks into the changing landscape of healthcare.
Speaker: Cecily Morrison - Researcher at Microsoft
Cecily Morrison is a researcher in the Human Experience & Design (HXD) group at Microsoft Research Cambridge. Her research lies at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction and Artificial Intelligence. Working in a cross-disciplinary collaboration, my current focus is on AI applications for those with visual disabilities. Ongoing projects include Torino (a physical programming language inclusive of children with visual disabilities) and Assess MS (a system to support the tracking of disease progression in patients with Multiple Sclerosis). Cecily holds a PhD in Computer Science from University of Cambridge and an undergraduate degree in Ethnomusicology from Barnard College, Columbia University.
THE BIO-ENTREPRENEURSHIP Programme
January 2017 - March 2017
The Science Innovation Union is offering a groundbreaking bio-entrepreneurship course aimed directly at the UK’s top scientists and budding entrepreneurs.
Each seminar will introduce and develop core skills necessary to succeed in the business world and over time will augment the scientific skills of attendees with entrepreneurial flair and acumen.
The course is free to all those interested so don't miss out on this incredible opportunity.
The SIU 360 Programme will be a high impact series of evening seminars given by world renowned industry and academic leaders.
Wednesday 25 January
Future care: AI technology in health
Wednesday 8 February
Perish or fail: academia vs business
Wednesday 22 February
The dynamic role of science in society
Wednesday 8 March
Innovation breach into Education