Connecting Healthcare

Track: 1 (MAIN STAGE) Type of session: talk
with Live Q&A
Start Time: 15.30 Entry-level / open to all

Anna Mankee-Williams will outline how satellite and space derived data can help ubiquitous connectivity, and shall highlight the regional ‘Connecting Healthcare’ (CHC) Project, to provide Satellite-enabled Primary Care, Care Homes, Diabetes Care, Mental Health & Clinical Education for patients living in remote and rural areas (in Cornwall and Scotland).

The CHC Project aims to:

  • Improve connectivity in remote locations
  • Address digital poverty to enable eHealth delivery
  • Develop an intelligent router to provide failsafe for congested or failed networks
  • Prevent NHS shut downs

Session takeaways

  • Benefits of Space-enabled technologies & applications
  • Diverse ways to get involved
  • Wealth of available business support & funding opportunities, to accelerate Space-enabled innovations (tech, data & digital)


Anna is the our eHealth & eWellbeing Lead of the SWCoESA - Senior Research Fellow for Technology and Innovation in Health and Care (Connected Health Care Project – ESA/UKSA) (Health Works Cornwall Project – ESF)

Conrad Gillespie manages the South West Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications (SWCoESA), which is part of the national Space ecosystem established by the Satellite Applications Catapult & UK Space Agency.

SWCoESA partnership includes the Universities of Exeter, Falmouth & Plymouth, and Conrad focuses on helping innovators and researchers to develop and commercialise space technologies and satellite applications, across wide-ranging sectors, including Health, Marine & Maritime, Mining, and Natural Capital.

By engaging with an expansive range of stakeholders, Conrad and his team build robust collaborations across industries and academia, in order to create technological opportunities, leverage scientific research, generate value and drive impact for regional growth.

With over twenty years of management experience in diverse sectors, Conrad is well networked within the fields of Advanced Engineering, Emerging Technologies, Data Science, Geospatial Intelligence, Physical Sciences and Space.

Note: Speaker information is subject to change

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