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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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Need summer project support? Access funding for student projects to progress medical technologies

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Need summer project support? Access funding for student projects to progress medical technologies Our new summer student projects scheme is open for applications from medical technology academics in the Leeds City Region. Up to £3000 is available per project to cover the costs of a summer student to support the progression of medical technologies towards […]

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Translate: Me – NHS Strategy and Adoption/ Market Assessment

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date_range Event date: 26/06/18

This one-day workshop will look at how to start innovating in the NHS context, and will provide you with the practical tools to assess your research for potential in a healthcare setting. Using real case studies, we’ll explore how innovation works in the NHS, the opportunities and potential pitfalls to avoid when developing your research into something that can benefit patients.

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Medical device technology: Design, innovation and low volume manufacture.

date_range Event date: 28/06/18

Medical device technology: Design, innovation and low volume manufacture. Renfrew Group is a UK based Product Design Consultancy. Their product designers are skilled in converting your ideas into desirable and useful products. Renfrew design, engineer and manufacture in small quantities, a wide variety of technologies for market testing, clinical studies and low volume production. They are looking […]

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Ideas In Practice Symposium

date_range Event date: 10/07/18

Ideas In Practice Symposium: Taking a Strategic Look at MedTech Innovation: People, Place and Process The world of MedTech is global, complex, competitive, regulated and dynamic.  It is not just about having the most brilliant technology; success in this world means being strategic and understanding the people element in technological innovation – both suppliers and […]

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Case Studies

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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About my secondment: Sareen Galbraith – drafting-in a Consultant Neurologist

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Sareen is a Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science at Leeds Beckett University, developing a new collaboration with Axxonet Global Limited and its Indian partner, Axxonet System Technologies India.

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Sareen Galbraith – Working with old and new collaborations


Working with old and new collaborations Name:  Sareen Galbraith Current Organisation: Leeds Beckett University Current Position: Senior Researcher Secondment organisation: St Georges University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust London Developing the “Clasp” for neurological diseases My name is Sareen Galbraith and my research group focuses on neurological infections and disease. My first incoming Translate secondment brought a consultant […]

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Scaling up stem-cell technology – Africa Smith de Diego


My name is Africa Smith de Diego and I am currently a second year PhD student at the CDT in Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine, University of Leeds. My PhD project consists in building a medical device to deliver rapid-label free separation of stem cells from bone marrow for autologous stem cell therapy.

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A new lens for research: my secondment at Arthritis Research UK – Dr Robert J. Cooper


My name is Dr Robert J. Cooper and I am a Post-Doctoral Researcher working in the field of Computational Biomechanics at the University of Leeds. I decided to apply for a secondment with Arthritis Research UK in Chesterfield through the Translate:Me Programme to widen my understanding of the motivations and values of charitable medical research funders.

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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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