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Award winning top 20 accountants with 7 offices across the south with a focus on strategic consultancy, talent management and use of innovation and technology in business across 8 core sectors, including healthcare and technology. Part of an international network in over 140 countries.

Offer to SIGHT members:

  • Free initial chat (on fund raising, business planning, R&D claims, strategy, routes to market, etc., or any other topic)
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Across all our services we want to provide you with commercially-savvy, expert legal advice that is easily integrated and actionable in your world.

Offer to SIGHT members:

  • a free 30 minute initial call with individual members to understand their current position in moving their business forward so they can work out an efficient and cost effective strategy from the outset.
  • For SMEs with IP in place, we can offer an IP review which will be supported by the Government funding or alternatively do a more thorough IP review.

Moore Barlow is one of the UK’s leading law firms, focused primarily on meeting the needs of owners and leaders of fast-moving organisations and businesses, private individuals and families and people whose lives have been affected by serious accidents or negligence. With 70 partners, 272 lawyers and legal professionals, and a total staff of nearly 500, Moore Barlow has offices in Southampton, Guildford, Woking and Lymington, Richmond and London. 

Offer to SIGHT members:

We understand many small and medium sized businesses in the healthcare technology sector struggle to deal with the legal risks associated with their business. Moore Barlow is offering business owners and entrepreneurs a free 1 hour legal consultation by phone or video conference to help understand the legal issues that impact their healthcare technology business.

Contact Dorothy Agnew at Dorothy.agnew@moorebarlow.com to find out more about the consultation.

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  • 25% off the cost of an office for a year at Portsmouth Technopole, part of Innovation Connect.
  • 4 free days of hot-desking for each member company (can be redeemed by the same or by different employees), including free onsite parking and broadband (subject to local COVID restrictions)

The size of Technopole makes it more than suitable for growing businesses looking for larger private office space and meeting rooms. Its location is particularly useful if you want to provide easy access for any clients visiting from outside Portsmouth, with close proximity to the M275 – the main road leading into the city.

Office space facilities

  • High-speed WiFi
  • VOIP telephony systems
  • Access to AV equipment in larger meeting rooms
  • Printing, scanning and photocopying service through the reception team
  • Free on-site parking
  • Secure bike parks on site for customers and visitors
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour access to members
  • Shared kitchen facilities
  • In-house cafe with hot and cold drinks, and sandwiches and snacks open Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 2.30pm
  • Free tea and coffee
University of Portsmouth

Our students are available to take up a variety of placements:

  • Psychology Work Based Learning – Level 5 Unit
  • Psychology Sandwich Year Placement (year out of university between L5 and L6)
  • Psychology Work Placement Level 6 Unit

Our Work Placements enable undergraduate students on the BCs (Hons) and BCs (Hons) Forensic Psychology degree pathways to develop a range of knowledge and employment-related skills, gain work experience and give them the opportunity to try out a particular career area that they intend to go into.

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London boasts one of the world’s best clusters of medical research facilities, comprising internationally renowned universities, hospitals and a huge and diverse NHS patient population. All this provides a highly supportive environment for the commercialisation and application of health technology. London accommodates some of the most innovative health technology companies with particular excellence in areas such as digital health.

London’s MedTech sector is sizeable at 390 firms and our annual Review of the sector in London has seen the number of companies almost double over the past 4 years. 48% of the London-based MedTech companies are in the digital health sector. The next most populous sub-sectors are the in-vitro diagnostics and professional services and consultancy sub-sectors.

Midnight Consulting specialises in the sales and marketing of new and innovative products to the NHS. Working closely with growing technology companies, their focus is to establish winning strategies with clear execution plans, in order to help customers achieve their first sales to the NHS and quickly expand their reach and presence in the marketplace. In the last year, projects executed include products such as: Validation software, asset tracking systems, pathology laboratories and surgical pathway solutions.

The 6 Week Medical Innovation Go-to-Market Strategy Programme is ideal for a medical inventor, innovator or entrepreneur who has created (or is in the process of creating) a medical product/service that they wish to market and sell within an acute hospital setting.

The programme consists of the following elements:

Week 1: Setting your sales and marketing aims & objectives
Week 2: Establishing your target customers and how YOU solve their problems
Week 3: Creating your marketing strategy
Week 4: Creating your sales strategy
Week 5: Establishing your required resources and data sources
Week 6: Planning for the future with additional markets & revenue streams

Following the six weeks of working together, you will have a full sales and marketing strategy, designed specifically for your innovative product. You will be able to take your commercially-viable product to the NHS and begin the sales process immediately. You will also gain fast-tracked market knowledge and relevant personal introductions for your product.

If you are interested in working with me on this programme and getting your medical innovation ready to market, please contact jennifer.head@midnightconsulting.co.uk or follow https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-head-consulting/

Maucher Jenkins works with creative people and businesses that wish to patent protect their inventions, trade mark their brands, and register their unique designs.

Our ambition is to see inventors and innovators realise their dreams and enjoy commercial success. By using our experience and legal know-how, we advise our clients on the most effective way to protect their assets. We have an expression at MJ… “your work is safe in our hands”.

With offices in the UK, Europe and China, our clients have access to Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, Attorneys-at-Law and IP Litigators; we’re uniquely placed to advise businesses that need global IP rights and offer a one-stop-shop service to our clients.

You can find out more at https://www.maucherjenkins.com/ and we’re always happy to have a no-obligation conversation to see how we may be able to help.

Aetha Design is a full-service product design consultancy based in a coastal community in Dorset, with a commercial portfolio of products and +70 clients in the UK and overseas ranging from start-ups right through to global brands. In the past, Aetha have designed medical products for care homes and the NHS with clients but are not limited to medical and healthcare in terms of sector. Aetha Design are a privately owned consultancy based in Dorset and have a number of SIGHT members as clients. They have designed products which have been successful on Dragon’s Den as well as raise +£200K on crowdfunding site’s.

Offer to SIGHT members:

  • Free initial consultation to discuss a product with Co-owner and Director of Aetha Design – Sophie Parsons
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Description:

IMB Developer

IBM Developer has 3 main tenets: Code, Content and Community to help developers solve real programming challenges.

Code – reusable assets and information (Code Patterns, How-to Guides on numerous technical topics, Open Projects)

Contenton a huge number of technical topics (Tech talks and online education, Vlogs and Blogs, Documentations and FAQs)

Community – Meetup Groups area great place to meet others and learn more

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Build with up to  $120,000 in Cloud Credits

With IBM’s scalable solutions, you can revolutionize your build. Use your free IBM Cloud credits to access more than 130 unparalleled services including:

  • Watson – It can learn from small data sets, protect your insights and help you reimagine workflows to provide AI where and when you need it
  • IBM Blockchain – Cut out the middleman and improve the time it takes to execute business transactions with IBM Blockchain
  • Analytics – IBM Analytics helps you make your data simple and accessible. Organize your data into a trusted, business-ready foundation with the built-in protection and compliance controls
  • Security – IBM Security helps you work with clients to accelerate and assess threats with security innovation that incorporates cognitive, cloud and collaboration

Member Level

Credit: Use the services that are called Lite which are free within scope.

Qualifications: Sign up to the IBM Cloud

Stay at Member level using the Lite and other free services (e.g. Open source into containers) for as long as you are able as the 12 month clock starts once you apply for the Builder Level.

Builder Level

Credit: $1,000/month in IBM Cloud credits for one year

Qualifications:

  • Your business revenue in the last 12 months is less than $1M USD
  • Your business has been in business for fewer than five years
  • You have previously received no IBM technology credits
  • You are not a paying IBM Cloud customer
  • At Builder level the 12 months start

Premium Level

Credits: $10,000/month in IBM Cloud credits for up to one year

Qualifications: You are in an approved VC/accelerator/incubator

  • You’re working with innovative technologies like blockchain, AI and etc.
  • Free access to virtual entertainment, educational activities and wellness resources for all medical students across the south coast who are working for/supporting the NHS.

Due to the current circumstances, the platform will initially focus on virtual events and content. As everything opens up again, tickets to in-person events will be added into the mix. You can sign up to the waiting list today here: https://ticketsforgood.co.uk/southcoastmedicalstudents

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Roke is a leading UK innovator in science and engineering. For over 60 years we’ve been improving the world through innovation by combining the physical and digital in new ways. We create technologies and products to solve real world technical challenges and help deliver critical missions for our customers.

SIGHT member offer:

  • A free 30 minute consultation with a member of our Engineering team regarding; R&D, project/technical challenges being faced, partnership, capabilities.
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