Over 140 guests attended our official launch event at the Millennium Galleries in Sheffield on the 19th November.
There was a fantastic buzz in the venue as guests networked and viewed demonstrations of some of the technologies being developed. Patients and carers were present to talk about their involvement in the research and development of new technologies. Delegates included academics, health and social care professionals and industry partners, with over 40 companies represented.
Professor Gill Valentine, PVC for the Faculty of Social Sciences welcomed guests on behalf of the University and Professor Geoff Fernie from University of Toronto gave a keynote speech on the research being undertaken at Toronto Rehab. CATCH Director Professor Mark Hawley and Professor Arlene Astell outlined the background behind establishing CATCH at the University of Sheffield and the research vision for the next few years. Videos of all the presentations will be available on the website soon.
Press and media interest in the event was very high and the launch featured on Radio Sheffield, Hallam FM, ITV Calendar and in the Yorkshire Post.