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Workshop in Translational Research: South Africa

Workshop in Translational Research, Health Innovation & Commercialization

Organized by UCL in collaboration with African Health Research Institute (AHRI) and University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)

When: 19th - 20th March 2019

Where: African Health Research Institute, Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, K-RITH Tower Building, 719 Umbilo Road, Durban

What: The workshop is targeted at early stage researchers and aims to introduce participants to the concepts and tools available to plan the translational pathway of their research towards healthcare delivery and social impact, including discussion around the issues of intellectual property and downstream commercialization and adoption.

Organized in three sessions; Session 1 showed an overall perspective on Health Innovation in South Africa with talks covering policy making, funding opportunities and intellectual property legislation; Session 2 focused on the specifics of doing translational research, technology transfer and innovation; and Session 3 focused on case studies based with some teams presenting their innovation journeys in all its diversity.

Sponsor: UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund.

Additional info: Marta Ribeiro, Senior Business & Innovation Manager at UCL Translational Research Office.