UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering


Big Ideas with Barry Shrier, GIANT Health

20 April 2023, 11:00 am–1:00 pm

Barry Shrier

Join us for a talk with the CEO and founder of GIANT (Global Innovation and New Technology) Health

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff | UCL students




Alice Hardy


Room 1.02
Malet Place Engineering Building

Part of a new series, Big Ideas in Healthcare Engineering:

A dynamic and thought-provoking series that explores the latest advancements and trends in healthcare engineering. From AI to healthy ageing, we delve into the biggest topics that are shaping the future of healthcare delivery. With expert speakers from both academia and industry, you'll hear about the leading-edge research and solutions that are revolutionising patient care.

'Leading challenges and opportunities in health-tech commercialisation'

This will be an introduction to some of the leading challenges and opportunities in the world of healthcare technology commercialisation. Barry will also share his experience as a successful international technology entrepreneur including topics such as recruiting people to work from you when you have no resources to pay them, managing relationships with investors, and more.

And we will also cover content for researchers looking to spin out their intellectual property.

About the Speaker

Barry Shrier

CEO & Founder at GIANT Health

Barry is a “visionary pioneer”. He is a serial entrepreneur with a successful track record in launching new businesses that solve commercial needs with leading-edge innovations.

Established for 7 years, GIANT is “Europe’s largest and most valuable international festival of Healthtech innovation” according to The Financial Times. It’s a vibrant, engaged global business community (nearly 200,000 people) and the event enables and commercialises leading Healthtech innovation from around the world.