Health Innovation Exchange: Opportunities for Immersive Tech in health

Our Health Innovation Exchange events bring industry innovators and NHS stakeholders together to explore and discuss healthcare challenges.



This event will be our first held entirely on a virtual reality platform and will showcase Immersive Technology (XR) and its application within the health system as well as the potential low carbon benefits it can bring. The event has been designed primarily with SMEs in mind and will provide them with a chance to find out more about the XR health landscape, understand how they can access support and funding and network with other innovators and stakeholders from the health system. The event may also be useful for Clinical and Digital Leads in healthcare organisations who want to learn more about XR and its applications in training and patient care.

The meeting will be held on the Spatial VR platform and access details will be provide to registered delegates nearer the time. Although access to the meeting with a VR headset is recommended it is by no means essential and delegates will be able to access the meeting via their laptop or tablet devices.
Guest speakers will include:

Richard Price, Learning Technologies Advisor, Health Education England will talk about Health Education England’s Immersive Technology Strategy and XR Hubs

William Bolton, Academic Clinical Fellow in Neurosurgery, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust will talk about deploying Immersive Technology across an entire patient pathway

Neesma Mangalaparathy, Programme Lead for XR, NHSX will talk about how NHSX is supporting the NHS to harness the potential of extended reality

Dr Dave Wright, Consultant Anaesthetist and Deputy Director of Simulation, Hull Institute of Learning and Simulation will consider the benefits of an Immersive Technology Network across the Yorkshire, Humber and North East region

Dr Ellis Marshall, Business Manager, Aura Innovation Centre, will talk about low carbon innovation and the work of the Aura Innovation Centre

Phil Moore, Digital Innovation Lead, Insight will discuss the development of an Immersive Technology marketplace for the health sector

Innovator companies exhibiting at the event will include:

Another Space VR


Eon Media


NIHR Surgical MedTech Co-operative

Oxford Medical Simulation



TDP Consulting


Virry Life

The event is finished.


Nov 02 2021


10:00 am - 12:30 pm