Prof. Mike Scott and Glenda Fleming presented MOIC at the 2nd Northern Ireland Clinical Innovation Conference, 7-8 October 2015, Riddel Hall, Belfast. The collaborative conference aims to build relationships between Northern Ireland clinical researchers and the pharmaceutical industry with a view to increasing collaborative research and adoption of innovation. Using a cross-sector approach with the needs of our patients at the centre of the plans, the event is aimed at enhancing Northern Ireland’s ability to attract, foster and implement clinical innovation. The conference will build on last year’s successful Clinical Research Visit, which resulted in the initiation of over twenty potential new research collaborations. One year on, the challenge is not only to maintain this momentum, but also to explore how our health and social care system can derive maximum benefit from implementing and adopting clinical innovation at a time of great change and equally great financial pressure.