The Project: Keeping doctors at the forefront of knowledge and the latest techniques is of utmost importance; however a General Medical Council (GMC) Survey answered by more than 75,000 doctors revealed that those who act as trainers have to fit this role around their daily duties working as consultants or GPs. GP Update (rebranded as a result of the KTP to Red Whale) aimed to respond to this need for high quality and engaging training delivery available anytime, anywhere.
Recognising a gap in their expertise to deliver this enhanced online training package, GP Update entered a KTP with a specialist team at University of Reading to:
About the Future Innovator: Dr Blessing Mbipom
With a PhD in Artificial Intelligence, Blessing has helped transform the company from a successful but restricted Face to Face (F2F) CPD training provider for GPs to an e-learning enterprise providing blended, flexible and up to date CPD training to multidisciplinary teams of medical professionals. It has resulted in high levels of engagement and learning effectiveness, for example as a result of the cancer course
Blessing is a role model to BAME students across the university; has interacted with/mentored biomedical engineering/computer science/education students and in the wider community as a STEM Ambassador; she is a member of the local BCS Committee and an inspiring ‘Woman in Technology’, encouraging female Year 10 -12 school students to take-up computer-based careers.
Commenting on being shortlisted, Blessing said “I am grateful and honoured to be shortlisted as a finalist in the KTP awards, which recognises the impact made from the collaboration between academia and industry“.
Winners of this category will be announced in advance of the KTP Virtual Awards Ceremony which is at 4-5pm on Wednesday 9 September. Join us in our virtual world to celebrate all the winners – register here.
See below for a profile of each of the 18 finalists in the Future Innovator category of this year’s KTP Best of the Best Awards:
Muddasar Anwar Delivering innovation for Sustainable Drainage System to prevent flooding.
Blessing Mbipom Creating online learning for GPs.
Laurence Foster: Innovations to “print” structures, transforming house building.
Declan Bryans: Creating greener energy with innovations in flow batteries.
Elle Perschke: Applying B2C methodologies to launch a new product within a B2B company.
Mark Gilmore: Development of new class of greener ionic liquid, with multiple potential applications.
Khai Nguyen: Inventing a new silicone composite for consumer fixing brand, Sugru.
Swapnil Khadke: Creating new liposome formulations for application in drug delivery
Leona McGirr: Creating an Antibody Library for fully human antibodies.
Dan Hicks: Developing a new design and testing process for electric trails bikes.
Dmitry Bogachov: Advancing Materials Science for Anilox technology.
Andrew Grounds: Transforming business models for Social Enterprise.
Lyndsey McKirdy: Enhancing data science capability at Aggreko.
Jack Tallant: Transforming reporting and delivery of Charity’s activities.
Xi Liu: Using AI to develop fraud detection and prevention services for law firm.
Alex Komninos: Transforming spreadsheets in to cognitive models at IBM
Harvey Kangley: Delivering exceptional NPD for rail electrification
George Harris: Developing advanced engineering for intruder detection systems.
The Future Innovator category of the KTP Awards is supported by Ashorne Hill – a specialist training company which runs training programmes for all KTP Associates.