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Video campaign will inspire the potential of medtech secondments

Date published: 12/02/18

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Video campaign will inspire the potential of medtech secondments

A video series has been launched to showcase the benefits of industry, clinical and academic secondments for researchers with an interest in medical technology development.

The series has been produced by Translate, a partnership of universities in the Leeds City Region to accelerate the commercial development of new medical technology products and services.

“Developing a new medical technology is an exciting opportunity to pursue, but there has been little staff development and support to help academics understand how to prioritise and progress technologies that address defined clinical needs and meet market opportunities” says Danielle Miles, a Translate Technology Innovation Manager.

“The Translate 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.”

Host organisations came from across the sector and included hospitals and healthcare providers, companies and charities. Secondments-in were also funded, allowing academics and researchers to host clinicians, industrialists or innovation specialists.

The first film features Dr Danielle Miles and Dr Sean Clarkson, both Translate Technology Innovation Managers, who discuss the Translate secondment scheme.

Over the coming months, four more short videos will be released each profiling a medtech researcher gaining new skills or perspectives from a different environment, giving them a better chance of progressing a new medical technology. Watch Elena, Viswadeep, Sareen and Steve and be inspired by the potential of secondments.

You can also follow the campaign on Twitter @translatemedtec, Linked In https://www.linkedin.com/company/translate-medtech , Youtube Translate Medtech Secondments

Interested in taking up a secondment with Translate? Our final application deadline is 28 March 2018.  Find out more here: http://www.translate-medtech.ac.uk/translate-me/

About Translate

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 develops 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.

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.