Bionics+ Showcase & Early Career Researcher Networking

17th & 18th June 2024

Scarman House, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK

(Find how to get to Scarman House and the University of Warwick by clicking here – you can book accommodation here too).

Welcome to our events this June 2024 – we have a mix of Keynote presentations, updates on funding initiatives and skill-learning workshops on offer – as well as lots of networking opportunities with colleagues across the network interested in Bionics research.

For Early Career Researchers we also provide you with the opportunity to bring a poster of choice advertising your work as a conversation starter with colleagues + we will provide the opportunity to apply for a small pot of money for specific projects – more revealed on the day!

There will also be teas and coffees galore – as well as biscuits! oh and a free lunch too!

Below are just some of the highlights of both days – please do REGISTER to attend , it is FREE but we need to know who is coming so we can prepare accordingly.


DAY 1 – Showcase Events

Dr Nick Gompertz

Keynote presentation by Dr Nick Gompertz, Founder and CEO of EarSwitch (https://www.earswitch.co.uk)

Plenary Talks on implantable BCI by Prof Chad Bouton, Feinstein Institutes of Medical Research at Northwell Health NY & an update on Devices for Dignity by Hayley Morris (https://devicesfordignity.org.uk)

Prof Chad Bouton

We will have updates on the three Bionics+ funded Feasibility studies in various application areas + information on our next round of similar funding (more about our funding schemes can be found here).


DAY 2 – Early Career Researcher Networking

Dr Mahmaz Arvaneh

Keynote presentation by Dr Mahmaz Arvaneh, University of Sheffield a researcher in BCI and Stroke Rehabilitation (link to bio here)

We will have a hands-on Co-creation workshop by Dr Lynda Webb from the University of Edinburgh, one of our own partners in the Bionics+ network and someone who has a lot of experience in co-creation (link to bio here)

Dr Lynda Webb

We will also have a workshop on the Bionics+ plans on outreach as well as the opportunity for ECRs to get involved and be awarded a small pot of money to be used in Bionics+ related outreach or similar activities. More will be revealed on the day.

ECRs are encouraged to bring with then a poster of their choosing (up to A0 in size) showcasing their recent work – this will allow them to communicate their work during the breaks, lunch, etc. with the idea of creating potential links between ECRs and other more established people in the field.


ECRs are also encouraged to attend both days.

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