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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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Med tech sector invited to voice opinion into Government audit



Professionals working in the med tech sector are being urged to complete an online survey to map out local research, innovation and infrastructure strengths across the UK. The survey will contribute to a Science and Innovation Audit (SIA) on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industry Strategy, to understand the Leeds City Region’s […]

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Translate: Me – Secondment opportunity at Medipex

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Translate: Me – Secondment opportunity at Medipex We are seeking a post-doctoral researcher or early career academic (based at one of the Translate partner universities: University of Bradford, University of Huddersfield, Leeds Beckett University, University of Leeds, University of York) who is interested in learning about accelerating knowledge transfer by bringing together the necessary key […]

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Research Based Innovations in Healthy Ageing Symposium


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Leeds Beckett University presents Research Based Innovations in Healthy Ageing Symposium. This free to attend event will consist of a number of academic presentations on innovative evidence based approaches that range from nutritional and exercise to behavioural interventions, as a means to promote healthy ageing.

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Case Studies

Moving early stage technology forward – fast

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Getting involved in the Translate programme brings significant value to researchers with early stage technologies, according to Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Huddersfield, Joe Sweeney. Professor Sweeney has developed a simple chemical process to create florescent compounds, but needed support to develop clinical applications for the technology.

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ClearSky approach to help drive innovation

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As the University of York’s academic lead in the Translate partnership, Dr Stephen Smith uses his expertise in developing and commercialising technologies to advise on the support offered through the Translate programme.

A reader in the Department of Electronics at York, Dr Smith is co-founder of a spin out company developing technology to help diagnose and manage the treatment of people with Parkinson’s disease. As such, he has first-hand knowledge of how to handle the complex challenges of commercialisation within the Medtech sector – insight that is valuable for advising Translate where it might offer additional support to projects.

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Speeding recovery through new technology


A new partnership between Translate and the Digital Health Enterprise Zone (DHEZ), at the University of Bradford, is investigating innovative ways to support the recovery of people with mental health issues.

The collaboration is aiming to kick-start the development of new technologies that will allow mental-health service users to remotely access and participate in ‘Recovery Colleges’ – educational courses designed to help people better understand and manage their mental health.

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Our partners

Translate: Medical Technologies in the Leeds City Region is a new 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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