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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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Translate: Me – Business Case Planning for Medical Technologies


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This workshop takes a fresh look at business planning, with a focus on practical techniques to help you to test out new business or enterprise ideas, or refresh and improve your current activities. We will examine the key components of a business /project plan and provide an insight into why a business plan is essential.

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Case Studies

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 […]

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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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Translate teams up with Devices for Dignity

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Translate is joining forces with healthcare technology organisation, Devices for Dignity, to find new ways to improve the lives of patients with chronic health conditions. Devices for Dignity (D4D) is one of eight Healthcare Technology Co-operatives funded by the National Institute for Healthcare Research (NIHR). Its remit is to work closely with patient groups to […]

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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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