Menopause @ Midday

Date: Monday, 25th October 2021

Time: 12:00 - 13:00

Location: Online

Cost: Free


About this Event

Our third guest Helen Crampin joins us with a session that is open to everyone, especially companies, research organisations and founders, developing products and services that support women going through peri-menopause, Menopause and Post Menopause.

Helen tells us about the Healthy Ageing Challenge which is investing up to £98 million in healthy ageing to help businesses and social enterprises create products and services to help people as they age and deliver them at scale. Helen explains how companies developing menopause apps, products or services including those that ease the symptoms of menopause may be eligible for Innovate UK Funding.

Helen brings with her two guests who are:

  • Dawn Roberts from Empower?

Empower – Be The Change is a Social Enterprise working to empower individuals and communities to achieve more.

  • Jane Loewy from the Salus Fatigue Foundation

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About Dr Helen Crampin

Helen is Innovation and Technology Lead, Innovate UK, she joined Innovate UK in 2020 to lead on the Healthy Ageing Challenge Investor Partnerships program and more recently an initiative to support Social Ventures working in the ageing sector. Helen has 20 years’ experience in industry within a range of markets including healthcare, wellness, academia, the life sciences and more recently medical device start-ups. She also has a deep understanding of the pathway to commercialisation for emerging disruptive healthcare technologies, the key challenges that companies in this sector face, the technologies involved, and a passion to see the U.K. achieve further success in the area.

Find out more about the Healthy Ageing Challenge

About FemTech North

FemTech North has been set up to highlight an industry set to grow exponentially and was valued at $487 million in 2020, and it is expected to reach $522 million by the end of 2021. RTC North has created this group which aims to inform, educate, and share information on the fast-growing FemTech sector, whilst promoting FemTech activity in the UK. The group has a focus on the North, but links with FemTech Organisations, Companies, Stakeholders and Investors Nationwide and Internationally.

FemTech North covers topics and issues that impact women and determine what - and how - entrepreneurs, innovators and researchers of every gender are using tech to help women live their lives the way they want to, free from discomfort, pain, stigma and ignorance of issues that often are barriers to living a full and happy life.

The group seeks to share, educate and learn all about the FemTech Sector, helping to create awareness, recognition and, importantly, investment in this arena, by bringing together:

  • Industry Professionals
  • Passionate Enthusiasts
  • Female/Male FemTech Founders
  • Investors in FemTech
  • Government Bodies
  • Individuals

Hosted by RTC North with offices in the North East, North West and Yorkshire and Humber, if you are in this sector, want to know more or would like to suggest a topic for discussion that gathers information from women and men on women’s health, ageing, mental and sexual awareness and safety issues, please get in touch.

For more information see us on Linkedin FemTech North.

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