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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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Top tips for collaborative innovation

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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. As Director of Research and Enterprise at the University of Huddersfield, Liz led the development of the University’s flagship 3M Buckley Innovation Centre (3M BIC). The centre has become […]

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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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Translate: Me – Innovation Bootcamp

date_range Event date: 04/12/18

In this bootcamp, delegates will develop their skills and understanding of medtech innovation over three days, and learn how to navigate the complexities of getting ideas developed, adopted and spread throughout the ever changing landscape of the NHS.

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Women in MedTech: Challenges & Opportunities

date_range Event date: 05/12/18

Women in MedTech: Challenges & Opportunities Join One HealthTech for a morning showcasing the work of women in MedTech from across academia, the NHS and the business community in the Bradford region. There continues to be a need for greater inclusion of women in medical technologies conferences and panel discussions, hence the necessity to talk […]

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iBridge UK-China Open Innovation Workshop: ‘Diagnostic Systems’

date_range Event date: 08/12/18

iBridge UK-China Open Innovation Workshop: ‘Diagnostic Systems’ The University of Bradford has been commissioned by iBridge TT International Limited to organise two Open Innovation Workshops for UK diagnostic and digital health companies wishing to engage with partners in China, to access development funding and to create commercial opportunities in the Chinese market. The workshops will […]

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NIHR MedTech Foundation National Meeting

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date_range Event date: 24/01/19

NIHR MedTech Foundation National Meeting Open to all: Clinicians, academics, industry, trainees, researchers and students from all specialties! NIHR invites any in the field to join them for the MedTech Foundation National Expansion Meeting at Horizon Leeds on the 24th of January 2019. The MedTech Foundation is an engagement initiative for university students, early career […]

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Evaluation of Medical Devices for Product Development and Health Technology Assessment

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date_range Event date: 19/02/19

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

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

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Publish or patent? How researchers can have the best of both worlds University researchers work incredibly hard to produce work that can be published in journals through the academic peer review system. Publishing is a tangible research contribution: often it is the mechanism through which academics contribute to their field. It is also a necessary […]

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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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Objective but visionary; the attributes of an entrepreneur – Simon Chandler

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Objective but visionary; the attributes of an entrepreneur – Simon Chandler Simon Chandler, Director of New Business and Partnerships at IP Group, began work in academic research but has spent most of his career in business, with both spin-outs and large biotech companies. He now acts as the interface between IP Group and its partner […]

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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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