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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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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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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

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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