Partnering for Progress: Building Industry-Academic Partnerships in Digital Mental Health

Thursday 18th July, 5pm-7:30pm BST

Wellcome Trust Office, London / Online
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Join us for an exciting evening of insights, conversation and networking between industry professionals, researchers, Lived Experience experts and policymakers, to bridge the gap between research and practice, accelerating advances in mental health care through shared expertise and resources.

Digital mental health leverages technology to revolutionise mental health care, offering innovative tools such as mobile apps, online therapy platforms, and AI-driven diagnostics. This approach aims to make mental health treatments more accessible, efficient and personalised, addressing gaps in and complementing traditional care models. 

Wellcome is partnering with Zinc VC to support efforts to establish collaboration between academia and industry in the field of digital mental health. 

This event offers a unique opportunity to learn about how to build successful academia-industry collaboration, fostering partnerships that drive groundbreaking research and innovative solutions in digital mental health. 

With a keynote from Dr Andrew Welchman, Executive Vice President at ieso, we'll aslo hear from Zoë Blake, CEO and founding Director of CareLoop Health, Dr Iain Jordan, Clinical Director at Clenkenwell Health, and Dr Hamzah Selim, Founder of Mindstep, on a panel moderated by Dr Natalie Pankova, MD Deeptech and Healthcare, Zinc VC.


Schedule for the event:
17:00 - 17:15: Arrivals
17:15 - 17:30: Introduction by Wellcome 
17:30 - 17:50: Keynote 
17:50 - 18:00: Break
18:00 - 18:40: Panel discussion and audience Q&A
18:40 - 19:30: Networking  
📍 Wellcome Trust Office, Gibbs Building, 215 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE
⚠️ Doors will close at 17:30pm.
For remote participants, the joining link will be shared upon registration.


Wellcome is a global charitable foundation, supporting science to help solve the urgent health challenges facing everyone climate change, infectious disease and mental health. In mental Health, Wellcome’s mission is to create a stepchange in early intervention for depression, anxiety and psychosis. Wellcome has recently launched a funding opportunity to accelerate scalable digital mental health interventions [link] . Zinc VC is a mission-driven venture capital firm that invests in and supports entrepreneurs developing innovative solutions to tackle some of the world’s toughest social challenges affecting the health of people and of the planet.

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