As part of the Symposium programme we organising a Funders’ Forum session centred around international funding opportunities to engage with funding bodies in the UK and abroad. Funding representatives have been invited to join the session, with a view to share upcoming opportunities to fund research in healthcare technologies with our audience, and avenues to pursue international partnerships and collaborations.

The goal of the event is to follow up on “Recommendation H: SUPPORT” in the UK-RAS-sponsored White Paper on Surgical Robotics. This recommendation encourages funding agencies to explore joint funding schemes to facilitate further international collaborations in surgical robotics.

Funders Panel:


  • Prof Pietro Valdastri, Professor and Chair in Robotics and Autonomous Systems and Director of the STORM Lab UK, University of Leeds, UK
  • Dr. Christos Bergeles, Reader of Surgical Robotics at the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences, King’s College London, UK

Related Content:

EPSRC UK RAS 2021 White Paper: “Surgical Robotics: Towards Measurable Patient Benefits and Widespread Adoption