News Maidstone Innovation Centre hosts innovative AI workshop

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A workshop specifically focussed on understanding more about how artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to help revolutionise the MedTech industry in Kent was held recently at the Maidstone Innovation Centre (MIC). It was attended by businesses, clinicians and medical technology professionals from across the south east.

Businesses were shown how to navigate through AI and digital technologies to help them maximise the benefits for both health care providers and the people who use their products or services.

They heard from experts on how to make better use of patient data by using AI. Specialists explained how to better understand regulations and how to create opportunities in funding and procurement. The workshop also demonstrated AI models to use and how it can be used to maximum effect in clinical use.

The Maidstone Innovation Centre is a Maidstone Borough Council (MBC) initiative; it’s a hub for MedTech, Life Science and Healthcare, striving to create an ecosystem that increases the output of high-tech health innovations. A visible, engaging and vibrant business destination located at the heart of the Kent Medical Campus and North Kent Enterprise Zone.

Sarah Tobias, MBC’s Innovation Centre Manager said:

We have received really positive feedback about the event; it generated lots of very valuable connections and conversations which will help to transform med tech industries, taking them into the future.

Jane Ollis, Chair of Health Innovation for Kent, Surrey and Sussex network, hosted the event and said:

I am so proud to have helped host this innovative workshop. It was really informative and useful. Healthcare businesses looking to leverage the power of digital and AI heard from experts about how to maximise it's potential. It really felt that we were at the forefront of uncovering the future of healthcare innovation!

The MIC is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and is aimed at businesses working in the life science, healthcare and medical sectors. As well as providing office space, it offers meeting and conference facilities, virtual offices and business support.

To find out more about the MIC or enquire about leasing office space visit

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