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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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Consultants required for Translate mapping exercises


Translate are inviting consultants to tender for a series of mapping exercises that will help to feed into the sustainability of the programme. The mapping exercises are as follows: Conduct a mapping exercise to identify areas of medical technology* research strength and opportunities for technology convergence within the Universities of Bradford, Huddersfield, Leeds, Leeds Beckett, […]

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Rehabilitation Technology Day Conference

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date_range Event date: 04/10/18

Exercise/Physical Activities and Rehabilitation Technology Conference This first Rehabilitation Day Conference is being hosted by HEY HNS Trust and Hull York Medical School, and is being held in the Canham Turner conference facility at the University of Hull. The day is open to all Consultants, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Allied Health Professionals, Commissioners, Community and Private Neuro-Rehab […]

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Innovation & Technology Trade Accelerator Visit To Boston & New England

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date_range Event date: 22/10/18

Export Exchange are running an innovation and technology US Trade Accelerator Mission to Boston with a programme of activities and meetings for delegate businesses from the Leeds City Region. The visit will provide market insight and preparation for business-ready firms to break into the lucrative US market. 

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NIHR Surgical MIC National Meeting

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date_range Event date: 07/11/18

‘Surgery for Tomorrow’s NHS’ is the theme for the Surgical MICs National Meeting this year which will be held in the centre of Leeds. On the day, you’ll hear talks from a range of speakers who are prolific in the field of Colorectal, Vascular and Hepatopanreaticobiliary (HPB) surgery.

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Case Studies

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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Driving innovation and growth


Driving innovation and growth Universities have a key role to play in economic and societal development, and the Leeds City Region is making significant investments to support regional growth, innovation and opportunity. With our strong background in commercialisation and our unrelenting focus on collaboration, we have a proven track record of helping the business sector […]

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Creating confident communicators – Rowan Grant

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Creating confident communicators – Rowan Grant  Twitter: @RowanHGrant; LinkedIn: Rowan Grant  As a communications professional, I put what I preach into practice. Alongside the Twitter accounts I help to run for Translate and the Medical Technologies IKC, I also have a personal account. I follow other organisations and other relevant individuals, many of them medtech researchers. […]

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Devices for diagnosing Parkinson’s disease – Finn Hambly

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Devices for diagnosing Parkinson’s disease Name: Finn Hambly Current Organisation: University of York In May, Translate opened its summer student project scheme to support small medical technology development projects in the Leeds City Region. The scheme proved to be a massive success and 26 unique projects were funded. Learn more about their work in this blog. My […]

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Hyper-spectral imaging applied to vein detection – Akmol Hussain

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I have started exploring hyper-spectral imaging technologies and their application for vein detection. The aim of this project is to assess the performance of various image classification algorithms for detecting and locating veins within hyper-spectral images in order to help nurses with injection.

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Bacteria and binding polymers – Mariya Kalinichenko

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I joined Dr Swift’s group in the University of Bradford to work on Polymer/Bacteria sensing technologies, primarily to analyse and characterise the polymer/bacteria combinations

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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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