Here you can find past and future events organised or sponsored by the Cambridge University Femtech Society.
Women's Health Innovation Summit UK
We are very excited to collaborate as media partners for the very first edition of Women's Health Innovation Summit in the UK!
Building on the concrete foundations of our global Women’s Health Innovation Series, this event will harness the momentum of the recently announced UK government’s women’s health strategy, and drive it forward, connecting the dots between private business, innovation and capital with government, policy, and regulatory officials. This forum will analyse the challenges and possibilities of this strategy, specifically through considering the opportunities for industry implementation.
Inside Out Menopause - part 3 of Oh my ovaries! event series
Join us for episode 3 of our Oh My Ovaries! events series in our effort to raise awareness about the menopause journey, which still remains chronically under-discussed and stigmatised. We will learn from incredible academics and innovators in the field who will share their research and insights: Prof Joyce Harper (Professor of Reproductive Science at UCL), Heather Ritchie (CSO of Embr Labs) and Ann O'Neill (CEO and founder of Adora Health).
Cambridge Women Societies Meet-Up!
21/01/2023, Newnham College
Join us to learn more about the societies and initiatives in Cambridge focussing on women's need! We are partnering with the Cambridge Period Project, Cambridge Girl Talk and the Cambridge Triathlon Club for a female-empowering networking event at Newnham College, in the Barbara White Room.
Women's Health Innovation Summit Europe
26-27/04/2023, Basel (Switzerland)
We're partnering with #WHIS Europe! Building on the success of the Women’s Health Innovation Summit Europe 2022, the conference is returning to Switzerland to drive the mission of improving the access to and quality of healthcare for women across the globe.
The summit will offer the opportunity for connection and partnership, bringing together the leaders and innovators from Europe and Israel, from large pharmaceutical companies and biotechs to start-ups, investors, and service providers, to collectively drive forward the women’s health market.
Join us in Basel to help drive this change through sparking innovation, sharing research and forging essential partnerships. Use code CFTS10 for 10% off your ticket price!
Maternal Health Tech - part 2 of Oh my ovaries! event series
Featuring Prof Michelle Oyen, an engineering expert in developing methods to prevent, diagnose and intervene in preterm birth, Dr Macarena Staudenmeier from Thriva, a blood-test startup focused on patient-centred healthcare, and Cordelia Chuku from Elvie, a health and lifestyle brand which develops female-first technology products like silent wearable breast pumps and kegel trainers, this event brings together perspectives from leaders in both academia and industry.
PPP: Periods, Puberty and Pain - part 1 of Oh my ovaries! event series
In this first event, we will explore the boundaries between normal and abnormal period pain and how pain can be related to overlooked yet prevalent conditions such as endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome and chronic pelvic pain.
We will do so with three incredible speakers Jen Moore - women health advocate and campaigner, Dr Claudia Chisari - vulvodynia expert and founder & CEO of Femspace, and Em Radyte - co-founder and CEO of Samphire. The event will be moderated by Femtechnology Founder and Producer Oriana Kraft.
It's about bloody time! Empowering women's voices in healthcare
It’s about bloody time we seriously talked about women’s health and especially research on periods and endometriosis.
Join us to for an insightful seminar and fireside chat with Dr Sharon Dixon, practising GP specialised in women healthcare and research at the University of Oxford, and Rebekah Lloyd, tireless women’s health advocate and founder of This Independent Life.
Venture Creation Programme
Join us at the Venture Creation: Femtech programme organised in collaboration with the Judge Business School and supported by Bayer!
Mind the Research Gap - Conference
Join us for the concluding event of our Mind the Research Gap project - an afternoon-long online event where we will take a deep dive into the existing gaps in female health research and health care!
The Future of Family Planning
05/04/2022 - 6-7.15 pm BST
Join us and Cambridge Reproduction for a cross-disciplinary webinar on the latest technologies which aim to revolutionise contraception and family planning! The webinar will feature a panel of researchers from the University of Cambridge and founders of companies focused on women’s health. Our panel will unpick gaps in existing contraception and fertility technologies and present the opportunities for new products and services.
Mind the Research Gap - Competition
09/03/2022 - 08/04/2022
Are you a BSc, MSc or PhD studying in the UK? Do you have a good idea to address one of the many unmet needs in female health research or health care?
We want students to think creatively about an existing research gap in relation to female health research and/or health care, and write an essay or create a piece of art to describe what the unmet need is and how it could be addressed! CLICK HERE to find out everything about our Student Competition!
Mind the Research Gap - Launch Event
08/03/2022 - 5-6 pm GMT
Join us for an overview of the research gap and the importance of investing funds and resources in addressing the unmet needs in female health! Carolee Lee, founder and CEO of WHAM, will be presenting their pivotal findings on the societal impact of potential funding aimed at closing the research gap in cardiovascular disease, dementia, and auto-immune conditions. Prof Sanne Peters will be telling us all about her research on sex differences in the prevention, presentation, management, and outcomes of chronic disease, mainly cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Past, Present and Future of Contraception
10/02/2022 - 2-3.45 pm GMT
In this forum co-organised with Cambridge Reproduction we will explore from a historical, sociological and scientific perspective the origins and methods of contraception.
Breast Cancer Research Talk & Pink Quiz
09/02/2022 - 6.30-7.30 pm GMT
Join us for a mini talk given by Dr Jean Abraham, Professor of Precision Breast Cancer Medicine, Director Cambridge Breast Cancer Research Unit, and Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology, followed by a fabulous pink quiz on breast cancer awareness and important figures in the history of breast cancer advocacy!
Femtech Careers & Entrepreneurship
26/01/2022 - 6-7 pm GMT
Join us for a panel discussion on new industry insights and guidance to students, researchers and professionals who have an interest in female health and technology!
Blockchain meets Femtech
21/01/2022 - 5-6 pm GMT
Join us for a talk with Wei Escala (Eggschain), Doro Unger-Lee (Algorand) and Julie Sigles Robert (CU Blockchain Society) where we will review blockchain fundamentals, learn about how blockchain can be applied to the tracking of materials for in vitro fertilisation and discuss the opportunities for women to get involved in blockchain-powered innovation.
Investing in Femtech: the VC perspective
24/11/2021 - 5-6.15 pm GMT
Join us for a panel discussion with four expert venture capitalists who will talk about current opportunities for financing ventures focusing on women’s health!
SexTech: overcoming the taboo, understanding the need and capturing the potential
15/11/2021 - 6-7 GMT
Join us for a panel discussion on trends in the SexTech industry with Terri Harris (Femtech Lab), Lea Moser (Kohe Lele) and Glenise Kinard-Moore (SkiiMoo Tech).
Femtech 101 with Kathrin Folkendt
19/10/2021 - 6pm BST
Join us for a fireside chat on trends and challenges in the Femtech industry
and find out how to best get involved in Femtech!
Meet the CU Femtech Society
11 & 12/10/2021 - 7.30-8.30 BST
Drop in to meet the committee, find out about our upcoming events and discover how to be involved in the society!
Register here for Monday 11/10/2021
Register here for Tuesday 12/10/2021