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We translate: ideas and inventions into commercial opportunities and clinical applications

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We translate: cutting-edge innovation processes into bespoke skills development programmes

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We translate: clinical and commercial needs into industry-inspired collaborative research

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Grow MedTech call: Apply for up to £80k funding

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Apply for up to £80k funding: De-risking and converging medical technologies call Businesses, researchers and clinicians working in fields linked to medical technologies are invited to apply for proof-of-market, proof-of-feasibility and proof-of-concept funding. Grow MedTech is a new program that supports medical technology innovation in the Leeds and Sheffield City Regions and looks to fund […]

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Secondment opportunity at Juno Digital Health


Secondment Opportunity at Juno Digital Health Are you a PhD student or a post-doctoral researcher interested in learning about accelerating knowledge transfer? Would you like to bring together key partners and provide advice and support to take Juno’s new healthcare product to market? Translate is offering an opportunity to work with the Juno Digital Health […]

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NIHR MedTech Foundation National Meeting

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NIHR invites any in the field to join them for the MedTech Foundation National Expansion Meeting at Horizon Leeds on 24 of January 2019.

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Evaluation of Medical Devices for Product Development and Health Technology Assessment

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Our academic partner, University of York, is running a course which provides a comprehensive overview of key issues associated with the clinical and economic evaluation of medical devices and the creative alternative methods available to robustly evaluate them.

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Case Studies

Top tips for collaborative innovation

Liz Towns Andrews is a member of Translate’s Advisory Board, where her expertise in forging links between the worlds of business and academia has been invaluable. Here, she shares her advice for successful collaborative innovation.

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Publish or patent? How researchers can have the best of both worlds

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It can feel like there is a tension between filing a patent application and publishing research. But in fact, there is no reason why the two cannot work well alongside each other. All it takes is some good communication between the academic, the university’s technology transfer office, and the patent attorney.

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Big innovation, small budget: Running a successful secondment scheme – a KEC practitioner’s guide

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This good practice guide on secondment schemes explains how temporary placement of academic, industrial, clinical and other collaborators on a shorter-term basis, with a small amount of budget, can lead to significant innovation and knowledge exchange outcomes.

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Developing the diagnostic capability of CEAS-Alaa Nassar


The main aim of my summer student project was to develop new diagnostic tools for extracting clinical features from the cornea

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Low-cost laparoscopic (key hole) surgical equipment for developing countries- Will Bolton & Pete Culmer


This project has given us the data required to translate this technology to the next stage along the innovation pipeline.

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Improving diagnosis of metastatic Breast Cancer-Yani El-Tanani


The ultimate aim of this project is to improve survival rates in breast cancer. Working with a research team on the front line of medical technology has provided me with invaluable skills, techniques and experience.

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Our partners

Translate: Medical Technologies in the Leeds City Region is a partnership of universities in the Leeds City Region with world-class expertise in the development of new medical technologies.

Translate will develop nationally leading capability in Medical Technology Innovation in the Leeds City Region, establishing a sustainable community of academic, industry and clinical partners that are connected and committed to working in partnership to deliver a strong local economy and patient benefits.

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