*Academic registration is now open and will close on Friday 27th September *  Have a look at the ‘list of questions’ and then register via the ‘registration for scientists’ tab.

*Company registration is now closed*

The University of Oxford, together with the UK Spine Knowledge Exchange, will be hosting an AIMday in Healthy Ageing on Wednesday 9th October 2019. This event will bring together industry with academia to discuss the healthcare challenges associated with ageing. The UK Spine initiative aims to accelerate innovations in ageing and the AIMday will draw on expertise from all the UK Spine’s partners: the University of Oxford, the University of Dundee, the University of Birmingham, the Medicines Discovery Catapult and the Francis Crick Institute.


An Academic Industry Meeting Day (AIMday) is an innovative networking event that allows external organisations to set the agenda and gain academic perspective into industry challenges. The idea is simple: each AIMday has a specific theme and is centred around small group discussions based on a question posed by the external participant. This gives industry partners and researchers the assurance that the topics addressed will be of genuine interest, while also providing the opportunity to gain fresh insights, meet potential collaborators, and grow a network.


How it works:

Step 1: Organisations submit a question (or questions) in the area that they would like academics to answer

Step 2: Researchers from UK Spine hubs sign up to discuss one or more of the questions.

Step 3: On the day, each question forms the basis for face to face, 60 minute meetings

The Business Development Team will be available to follow up any productive discussions with researchers and external partners. The day is interspersed with opportunities for networking and informal discussion.

For more information about the event, please contact amira.burshan@medsci.ox.ac.uk