The UCL Festival for Digital Health 2014 is supported by:

UCL Faculty of Engineering

UCL Engineering, the faculty of Engineering Sciences at UCL, contains eleven departments who undertake research and training across a great range of disciplines. Our scientists and engineers take discoveries from life sciences, pure maths, psychology and many other areas, mix them together, add their own innovations and produce solutions the world needs.

UCL Grand Challenge of Human Wellbeing

The UCL Grand Challenge of Human Wellbeing aims to foster exciting cross-disciplinary responses to questions about the nature of being human and the nature of wellbeing. It considers issues including healthy ageing, behaviour change, and the social and ethical issues raised by advances in medical technology. UCL Grand Challenges was launched in 2009 as a way to develop holistic solutions to major problems in global health, sustainable cities, intercultural interaction and human wellbeing.

UCL Institute of Biomedical Engineering

Innovation, Translation, Impact

The Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME) provides a focus for UCL’s wide-ranging expertise in medical technologies.
The IBME aims to be the world’s fastest and most cost-effective deliverer of patient benefit by harnessing the power of university-based innovation and experimental medicine in the UK.

Enterprise Europe Network 

The Enterprise Europe Network helps small business to make the most of the European marketplace. We help companies:

The Network operates in 53 countries, with over 600 business support organization involved which makes this the biggest business support network for SME’s and research organisations in the world.

UCL Faculty of Population Health Sciences 

The Faculty of Population Health Sciences brings together expertise in Child Health, Women’s and Reproductive Health, Population Health and Cardiovascular Science in a unique grouping that spans the lifecourse. It is one of the four Faculties of the School of Life and Medical Sciences.

UCL Advances

The centre for entrepreneurship at UCL, UCL Advances, offers training, networking and business support for staff, students and external entrepreneurs to encourage and enable new enterprises to get going. Unique in the UK Higher Education sector, its primary role is to promote a culture of entrepreneurship on campus and engagement with entrepreneurs and small businesses beyond UCL’s boundaries, and currently delivers over 30 activity programmes.


UCL Centre for Behaviour Change

The Centre for Behaviour Change is a unique initiative, harnessing the breadth and depth of academic expertise in behaviour change at UCL to address key challenges facing society. Behaviour change is increasingly recognised as central to human well-being, social cohesion and sustainability. Changing behaviour is a challenging and complex process, requiring theories, methods and evidence from many academic disciplines.

i-sense, the EPSRC IRC in Early Warning Sensing Systems for Infectious Diseases

Infectious disease is a major global threat. Our vision is to establish an Interdisciplinary Research Centre to create a new generation of early-warning sensing systems to identify infectious disease outbreaks much earlier than before, using real-time reporting of symptoms on the web and new, mobile phone-connected diagnostic tests. The ultimate beneficiaries will be both patients, who will gain faster access to care, and populations, who will be protected from the spread of deadly diseases. Healthcare systems should also benefit from cost-effective, sustainable, community-based care.

This large scale collaboration brings expertise from University College London, Imperial College, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Surrey and Newcastle Universities together with NHS stakeholders, Public Health England and industry partners.

UCL Public Policy 

UCL Public Policy is an initiative based in the Office of the Vice-Provost (Research) which seeks to bring UCL’s academic expertise to bear on pressing public policy challenges by integrating knowledge and evidence from across disciplines to inform policy. It provides an interface for researchers and policy-makers, facilitates routes for engagement between research and public policy, supports the translation of research into policy focused outputs, and promotes dialogue and debate on key public policy questions.


Getting the right information at the right time leads to better decisions in health care, whether you are caring for others or you need help yourself.

Crystallise is committed to supporting health care workers on the front-line make better decisions with information tools that are easy and reliable to use.

We also aim to deliver better information to the general public and healthcare consumers to help them lead healthier lives, and take a greater part in planning their own care.

Helicon Health

Helicon Health enables better quality shared care, closer to home, for patients with long term cardiovascular diseases, which cost the UK £9b/year. Initially focused on stroke prevention, the company’s integrated approach uniquely combines patient management tools and advisory systems with accredited learning and clinical governance.

Only through better management and earlier diagnosis will costs be reduced and patient outcomes improved, as illustrated by the company’s highly successful pilot in London. In a short period of time Helicon has developed products that are already being used by 5 CCGs in south-east England – covering a population of 1.6m people. The company’s unique package of web software and services is a model for the management of all long-term conditions.

Spoonful of Sugar

Spoonful of Sugar (SoS) are illness and medicines-related behaviour consultants and solution providers. SoS delivers intelligent medicines engagement programmes and evidence-based adherence solutions on behalf of the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare providers. Our programmes are designed to optimise access and adherence to medication as well as increasing stakeholder concordance and improving health outcomes.

Working in close collaboration with Rob Horne, Professor of Behavioural Medicine, School of Pharmacy, University College London, SoS have unrivalled access to over 15 years of academic insight and cutting edge research techniques. This makes us uniquely placed to interpret this unparalleled insight and deliver effective and tailored solutions for our clients.