Making an impact

Keynote: Building a culture of innovation.

11:00am - 12:00pm / Wednesday 18th May 2022
Type: Lecture / Category: Public / Series: Making an Impact 2022
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Keynote: Building a culture of innovation.
There are few more working environments with greater personal impact and pressure than paediatric surgery, but Alder Hey Director of Innovation Iain Hennessey uses that pressure to develop new treatments and drive innovation. He will deliver this keynote on building a culture of innovation using his personal experience, from starting a surgical simulation company as a trainee to forming partnerships with multinationals such as Sony and IBM. Join Iain to hear about his unique underground innovation facility for collaboration with the tech sector and how he developed a team of clinician entrepreneurs to drive change within the NHS.

Dr Iain Hennessy is a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, Clinical Director of Innovation at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, and Honorary Associate Professor (Lead for Healthcare Technology and Design) at the University of Liverpool.
As Clinical Director of the Alder Hey Innovation Hub he has formed partnerships with multi-national companies such as Sony and IBM, building a unique underground 1000sqm innovation facility for collaboration with the tech sector and developing a team of clinician entrepreneurs to drive change within the NHS. This work has been recognised with a Health Service Journal Improving care with technology award.