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Companies, Organisations & Charities

We work closely with other UK partners that align with and enhance the Translate programme.

ALL Inn - Assisted Living Leeds

ALL Inn offers the rare opportunity for innovators and product developers to connect with AT end users, and a wide range of Health and Social Care professionals to gain valuable feedback on their ideas via tailored consultation sessions.  Translate has partnered with the project to lead workshops to define un-met clinical needs.

Website: https://allinnsite.wordpress.com/about/

Devices for Dignity HTC (D4D)

Devices for Dignity Healthcare Technology Co-operative (D4D) is a national initiative funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the research arm of the NHS. Since our inception in 2008 we have been driven by the core aim of maintaining or improving people’s dignity and independence through the development of technology solutions. Each project is different, so we work closely with patients and carers, clinicians, academics, engineers, designers, charity and industry partners to build bespoke project teams of experts to collaborate in recognising unmet needs, developing solutions, generating evidence, and evaluating patient outcomes and clinical effectiveness. By building such partnerships we can ensure that the healthcare technology solutions that we develop maintain or promote people’s dignity – and by extension their wellbeing – at the same time as addressing their clinical needs.

We have well-developed networks of experts who are able to influence, inform, and support our projects. We focus on four areas that are commonly associated with poor patient experience through loss of dignity and independence:

D4D is hosted by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and has close links to partners nationally and internationally to enable the development, adoption and spread of innovative technology solutions.

You can find information about our Partners here.

Website: http://www.devicesfordignity.org.uk/


Digital Health Enterprise Zone (DHEZ)

The DHEZ programme is a £13 million partnership led by the University of Bradford and backed by investment from BT, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council and the UK government.

DHEZ connects people, health and care services, businesses and universities to create the future of care together.

DHEZ participants search for excellence in helping people to prevent and manage long-term conditions such as diabetes, cancer and dementia. This can be done by redesigning services around the individual, or by introducing new products and services underpinned by innovations in computing, communications technology and medical engineering.

Website: http://www.dhez.org/


Hft is a national charity, providing services for people with learning disabilities throughout England. We support people to live the best lives possible – whether by providing support for just a couple of hours a week, or 24 hours a day.

Our services include Supported Living, Residential Care, and Short Break services. We empower people to make their own choices, including finding a job, building friendships and relationships and taking part in activities.

Website: http://www.hft.org.uk/

Know Innovation

The Knowinnovation facilitation team is multi-national and geo-diverse. We’re based in the UK, the US, France and Spain, but just to make things more interesting we’ve mixed it up a bit with a Brit living New York, two Americans based in Europe, and a Kiwi jaunting about London town.

Team is the operative word, as we usually work in pairs, trios or as a foursome. Sometimes you even get a gang of us, depending on the size of the participant group and the complexity of the event. Plus we like to wear our radio-headsets, which looks pretty silly if you’re facilitating by yourself.

We’ve all learned to work comfortably in an academic environment (several of us have been academics) and to put our method – based on the science of deliberate creativity – in palatable terms for scientists and academics.

Website: http://knowinnovation.com/

Leeds Academic Health Partnership (LAHP)

The LAHP works with its members and networks to provide a space in which the Leeds health and care system can identify and nurture projects and initiatives to improve health and wellbeing outcomes and service efficiency, reduce inequalities, and create wealth for the citizens of Leeds, even in the most challenging times.

The purpose of the Leeds Academic Health Partnership (LAHP) is to:

Improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Leeds by engaging the educational and research capabilities of all three universities with the health and social care system in order to speed up the adoption of research and innovation; creating inward investment, and raising the national and international profile and reputation of the city and the LAHP member organisations.

Or, put simply, Innovation through Collaboration

Website: http://www.leedsacademichealthpartnership.org/.

Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership

Translate has a close working relationship with the LEP, aligning with the Leeds City Region strategic economic plan and our commitment to secure inward investment to the region for Medical Technology development.


Medilink Yorkshire and Humber

Medilink Yorkshire and Humber is the membership based representative body dedicated to the growth of the Healthcare Technologies sector.

Medilink brings together the NHS, academia and industry to stimulate innovation and support the growth of the Healthcare Technologies sector, providing specialist consultancy services around Innovation and Commercialisation, International Trade, PR and Marketing and Sector Skill provision.



Medipex is a healthcare innovation hub which works with the NHS, Industry and Academia with the aim of improving patient care through accelerating knowledge transfer and providing market access solutions.

Medipex was originally set up in 2002 as the NHS Innovation Hub for the Yorkshire and Humber region, providing a range of services to NHS organisations to help them identify, protect and commercialise Intellectual Property owned by them through the work of their employees.

Since 2002, Medipex has brought in over £500,000 in income for NHS organisations through its IP commercialisation activities, captured an IP pipeline with a market value of over £500 million on behalf of its member NHS organisations (which would otherwise have been lost), directly levered in over £5 million in venture capital investment into spin-out companies, created 6 jobs and levered in over £20 million in R&D grants.

Website: http://www.medipex.co.uk/


Regener8 enables the translation of university and industry research in regenerative medicine into commercial products and clinical benefits.

By bringing together world-leading scientists in the N8 universities and beyond, translational clinicians and international industry, we enhance early stage innovation and develop translational capability to nurture technologies and understanding and progress regenerative therapies through to the clinic and the market.

TITCH (Technology innovation transforming child health)

TITCH is a national healthcare technology network that is dedicated to the development of technology solutions to help improve children’s healthcare. . TITCH also identifies where innovative technologies can lead to best clinical practice and stimulates the adoption of these across the TITCH network.

Website: http://www.titch.org.uk/


WoundTec Healthcare Technology Co-operative (WOUNDTEC HTC) is a national initiative funded by the NHS focussing on the development of new technologies for the prevention and treatment of wounds.

WoundTec brings together clinical and healthcare staff, patients, carers, industry, academics and charities to facilitate and accelerate solutions to areas of unmet clinical and patient need in wound care.

WoundTec is led by world-renowned wound specialist Professor Peter Vowden at Bradford Royal Infirmary with support from wound care experts from around the country.

Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network

The Yorkshire and Humber AHSN is one of 15  innovative health networks set up to create and harness a strong, purposeful partnership between patients, health services, industry, and academia.

The aim of the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN is to create significant improvements in the health of the population by reducing service variability and improving patient experience in the health care system.

Website: http://www.yhahsn.org.uk/

Yorkshire Universities (YU)

Yorkshire Universities (YU) acts as the regional voice for higher education in Yorkshire and Humber.  YU has been a strong advocate of Translate from the concept stage, for our vision to build networks of expertise and knowledge transfer, and common ways of working between participants that will build regional capacity.

Website: http://www.yorkshireuniversities.ac.uk/