Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Innovation Opportunity of the GDPR for Digital Health

January 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Digital Catapult is committed to supporting, learning from and bringing together emerging businesses, researchers and other innovators across the personal data landscape. We are coordinating a series of workshops*, and a forum & showcase** that highlight the innovation opportunities that will emerge from General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect on 25 May 2018. The event series will also take into consideration the UK’s new Data Protection Bill. The first of the workshops will be focused on digital health and will be facilitated by Digital Catapult Centre Yorkshire. In addition, there will be a further three workshops focused on digital manufacturing, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and on media.

Who should attend?

We are inviting a range of startups, scale-ups and established businesses innovating in digital health that are:

  • Already GDPR-compliant and can add to the conversation directly about their experience
  • Know about GDPR and are working towards compliance and exploring the viability of certain tools and approaches
  • Academics and researchers involved in digital health and, or data protection who can discuss the work they are developing about challenges and opportunities
  • Data Protection Officers or senior management involved in the organisation’s business development and strategy, with a  maximum of two people per organisation.

Why attend?

  • The workshop will provide significant opportunities for businesses to gain insight, adapt and develop their products, services and proposition for consumers, well before the Regulation comes into effect
  • It will also surface best practice and enable participants to share learning and apply research that’s already being undertaken, including assessing potential impact of the above aspects.


  • 9:00: Arrive and Refreshments
  • 9:30: Welcome, introductions, overview and objectives of the day
  • 9:45: What the GDPR requires – key considerations and principles with a focus on digital health and Q&A
  • 10:35: Beyond compliance: the value intersection of personal data, user relationships, content/product development, personalisation and optimisation
  • 11:25: Refreshment break
  • 11:40: Challenge provocation: Session with a GDPR-compliant company that has gone through the pain points
  • 12:10: What’s already being done, developed (by companies or other bodies): platforms, tools, applications and frameworks
  • 13:10: Lunch
  • 14:00: Group activity: Where are the gaps and opportunities for you to innovate?
  • 15:20: Refreshment break
  • 15:30: Feedback from group activity
  • 15:50: Application of known research: what’s being developed about challenges opportunities
  • 16:50: Summary and next steps
  • 17:00: Finish

Additional details

  • This workshop will be held at the Digital Catapult Centre in Bradford and will be jointly delivered with external facilitators
  • Places at each workshop will be limited to 30 attendees.

Speakers include:

  • Byron George: IT manager and PCMIS Director for the Department of Health Sciences at University of York
  • Ian Sharp: Head of Digital Catapult Centre Yorkshire and CEO of Digital Health Enterprise Zone
  • Andrew Chapman: Digital Health, Sector Lead at Digital Catapult.

*Each full-day workshop will focus on particular industries or technology drivers where we see significant potential for innovation opportunity. The digital health (19 January) and digital manufacturing (16 February) workshops will take place in Bradford. The artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) (2 March) and media (15 March) workshops will take place in London.

» Book your place at this event


Digital Catapult Centre Yorkshire


Bradford Design Exchange
34 Peckover Street
Bradford, BD1 5BD United Kingdom
+ Google Map