9.45    June 24th, 2015    Enterprise Ireland, Eastpoint 

SBIR uses the power of government procurement to drive innovation. It provides opportunities for innovative companies to engage with the public sector to solve specific problems.

SBIR enables the public sector to engage with industry during the early stages of development, supporting projects through the stages of feasibility and prototyping.



Key Speaker: Dr Anne Blackwood, CEO Health Enterprise East Ltd (HEE delivers the SBRI healthcare programme for England)

Date: Wednesday June 24th

Time: 9.45am arrival for 10am start 12noon finish

Location: Enterprise Ireland Offices, The Plaza, Eastpoint Business Park, Dublin 3

Further Details: Contact ARCH to register.

Bio: Dr Anne Blackwood

Appointed in 2010, Anne is the Chief Executive of Health Enterprise East Ltd and brings a wealth of experience in technology transfer and SBIR competitions. Anne’s experience spans the life science and medical fields having previously worked for Cambridge Enterprise, the University of Cambridge’s technology transfer company. Anne has been leading the operational delivery of SBIR programmes at HEE for over 6 years, working with a number of public sector authorities within the health sector to manage and administer over £40m of public sector funding to date.

HEE Ltd is a technology consultancy that provides advisory, support and programme management services to a wide variety of public & private sector clients

HEE has a unique heritage grown from the development & commercialisation of innovation from the NHS to providing assistance to medical technology companies developing innovative product solutions

HEE has been running SBIR competitions in the UK for over 6 years, responsible for overseeing the contracting of £41m of government funding to 97 companies

It has over 20 years of commercial healthcare business and technology consultancy experience