The first event in our ‘Future of…’ series will explore tech-enabled innovations of the future along the patient journey from next generation medical training tools (including pioneering 3D printed organs) to AI-enabled medical diagnostics and wearable technologies that will quickly alert medical staff to patient deterioration and allow for quicker interventions.

The Future of Healthcare is delighted to introduce you to a group of ground-breaking, inspirational innovators and knowledge experts in Scotland working creatively and collaboratively (across business, academia, government and the third sector) to drive the diffusion of disruptive technologies in the healthcare sector.

Prof Will Shu, Founder and Director of OrganLike, will talk about the company’s advanced 3D printing technology, which produces hyper-realistic organ models for surgical rehearsal and training. These extraordinary products, which emerged from pioneering work carried out by Dr Isaac Wang, Herriot Watt University and Prof Will Shu, Strathclyde University, will help to significantly improve surgical outcomes, patient recovery and the efficiency of surgical activities. Using data from MRI and CT scans, OrganLike produces near exact copies of actual organs that require surgery. Prof Shu will showcase an example of these extraordinary organ models at the event.

Prof Paul Chapman, Head of the School of Simulation and Visualisation at Glasgow School of Art, will discuss the lack of accurate anatomic models of the human body have posed problems in medical education over the last decade. Paul will talk about GSA’s immersive medical training models including the breath-taking and ground-breaking 3D definitive human project that aspires to produce the most accurate and realistic digital 3D model the human ever made. Paul will demo this stunning 3D model and will also talk about GSA’s recent involvement in the medicines manufacturing space. Namely the use of immersive tech in the design and production of new medicines.

Dr. Alexander Weir, Technical Manager of the AI Research team at Canon Medical and Canon’s lead on iCAIRD, will talk about how AI has transformational potential for the future of healthcare; enabling earlier diagnosis and more efficient treatment for patients. Alexander will talk about the use of AI in medical diagnostics at CANON medical including CANON-funded AI currently being tested in Scotland to predict and detect disease – from stroke to cancer. He will also talk about iCAIRD – the new £15M Scottish centre of excellence for the application of AI in digital diagnostics.

Pamela Penn, Head of Business Development at Current Health, will talk about the companies revolutionary AI-enabled wearables that monitor vital signs with “ICU-level accuracy” and offers insights into a patient’s health, alerting staff in case their condition shows signs of deterioration. Last year, the start-up closed an $8m seed funding round led by ADV, with participation from MMC Ventures and other private investors. The company’s vision is to monitor the health of every human being to identify deterioration earlier with the goal of saving lives.

Janette Hughes, Head of Planning and Performance at the Digital Health and Care Innovation Centre, will also join the panel discussion. Janette will bring her 15 years’ experience in this field to the group, discussing how the innovation centre has developed an innovation model that allows all partners to transform great ideas into solutions, through the use of co-design, simulation and collaborative working.

Art of Possible is about connecting our diverse innovation community. We want to achieve a strong STEAMS (Science, Tech, Engineering, Art & Design, Maths, Social Sciences) cross-sectoral presence – so please share this event with colleagues across all sectors!


I. BROADCAST: TECH CASE STUDIES | Panel Session (Chaired by Rachael Brown, Cultural Enterprise Office)

II. STRUCTURED Q&A | Workshop (Supported by panellists). Delving deeper on successful models for socially-driven innovation including workplace culture and values, mind-set, multi-sector co-innovation, funding/investment and internationalisation.



1pm – 1.30pm: Arrival, networking and light refreshments

1.30pm Welcome, Dr Susie Mitchell, Glasgow City of Science and Innovation

1.45 Meet the Panellists: pitch, panel discussion and questions (chaired by Rachael Brown, Cultural Enterprise Office)

2.45pm Comfort break

3pm – 4pm Creative Workshop (supported by panellists)

4pm – 4.30pm Feedback session and discussion

4.30pm Get social: Beer, wine and bites

We look forward to seeing you there!

Places are limited, please contact with any questions.

What previous Art of Possible attendees said:

“A stimulating & enjoyable experience both learning from experts, and sharing & developing ideas amongst fellow participants”

“Great to see the innovation community in Scotland coming together to try to encourage growth in the sector. Great team!”

“A most worthwhile & enjoyable event.”

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Art of Possible is an official Feeder event of VentureFest – Scotland’s annual festival of discovery and innovation.