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Secondment Scheme open: learn new skills, build new contacts

Date published: 15/11/16

The Translate: Me Secondment Scheme is now open for applications from medical technology researchers in the Leeds City Region.

The secondment scheme provides the opportunity for researchers to temporarily take up a role in a complementary organisation, with travel and accommodation funded by the Translate programme.

“Our secondment scheme has been developed as part of a package of innovation training and development for medical technology researchers. We want to offer experiences that can’t be taught in a classroom and give our participants an edge when they’re approaching new potential collaborators” says Lisa Hill, Innovation Development Manager for Translate.

Host organisations can come from across the sector and include hospitals and healthcare providers, companies, innovation teams, international laboratories, and more.

Applications for secondments-in are also considered, allowing academics and researchers to host clinicians, industrialists or innovation specialists.


Translate: Me is a new initiative to enhance and embed medical technology innovation know-how across the Leeds City Region, offered by Translate.

The Translate programme is a partnership of universities in the Leeds City Region with world-class expertise in the development of new medical technologies. Translate’s mission is to establish 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.

The programme is financed by the HEFCE Catalyst Fund. The fund aims to drive innovation in the Higher Education sector, enhance excellence and efficiency in HE, and support innovative solutions.

For full details on the scheme, deadlines and how to apply visit: Translate: Me

Awards of up to £2,500 are available to cover travel and subsistence costs

Phase II closing date: 30 April 2017

Phase III closing date: 30 September 2017