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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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Access Innovation support packages


Access Innovation is a new package of support available for small or medium sized enterprises to develop new products and processes, whereby specialist expertise can be accessed by teaming up with a research organisation. Support takes the form of one to one advice, specialist workshops and funding: 50% of the cost of purchasing the expertise, […]

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NIHR Colorectal Therapies HTC – National Meeting 26th September 2017

date_range Event date: 26/09/17

The NIHR Colorectal Therapies Healthcare Technology Cooperative (HTC) invites you our annual National Meeting on 26th September at Leeds Town Hall, the aim of the meeting is to benefit industry, clinicians, charities, academics and patient groups.

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Case Studies

Science and Innovation Audit: Leeds City Region Medical Technologies

In autumn 2015, the UK Government announced Science and Innovation Audits (SIAs) to catalyse a new approach to regional economic development. In the Leeds City Region, we focused on our strengths in medical technologies.

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Video: Translate in Action

In this short film, key leaders and participants in the programme describe how Translate is driving the development of new medical technologies in our region.

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Matching emerging technologies with growing markets

Matching emerging technologies with growing markets The small, sensitive and low-cost silicon biosensor technologies being developed by Professor Thomas Krauss and his team at the University of York have the potential to transform personalised medicine – but in such a competitive field, being first to market is everything. Since the autumn of 2016, Translate has […]

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My Secondment: using Virtual Reality to improve healthcare – Viswadeep Saranghi


I am a PhD student at the Department of Electronic Engineering at the University of York. I am exploring the applications of cutting edge technology like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Virtual Reality (VR) to improve healthcare, both diagnostics and rehabilitation aspects of medical procedures. The key aspect of the innovation relies on the style of walking (gait), which has been used by doctors and clinicians for decades, but in a very traditional and qualitative sense.

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From researcher to policy officer – Alexandra Smyth


From researcher to policy officer – Alexandra Smyth Current Organisation: University of Leeds Current Position: Post-Doctoral Researcher Secondment organisation: Translate Researcher in career crisis My name is Alexandra Smyth and I am currently a Post-Doctoral Researcher. I was a student in the final year of my PhD when I started panicking about my future career […]

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A secondment? The chance to access a unique experience – Dr Elena Mancuso


A secondment? The chance to access a unique experience – Dr Elena Mancuso Current Organisation: University of Leeds Current Position: Medical Technologies Research Fellow Secondment organisation: Medipex Expanding my current knowledge and professional network My name is Elena Mancuso and I am a Research Fellow within the IMPRESS (Incontinence-Management-and-Prevention-through-Engineering-and-Sciences) network at the University of Leeds. […]

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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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