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Case Studies

In May 2018, Translate opened its summer student project scheme to support the progression of medical technologies. The scheme proved to be a great success, and 26 unique projects were funded. Read about them here.

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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. Here, she shares her advice for successful collaborative innovation.

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It can feel like there is a tension between filing a patent application and publishing research. But in fact, there is no reason why the two cannot work well alongside each other. All it takes is some good communication between the academic, the university’s technology transfer office, and the patent attorney.

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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 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 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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