Grow MedTech is a major UK programme providing specialist support for innovation in medical technologies, involving a consortium of six universities across the Leeds and Sheffield City Regions.

The programme

We are a collaboration between the Universities of Bradford, Huddersfield, Leeds Beckett, Sheffield Hallam and York, led by the University of Leeds and funded through the Research England Connecting Capability Fund.

By combining the different strengths of our partner universities in medical and related digital technologies, innovation and commercialisation, we are providing capacity and capability in medtech that far exceeds that offered by a single institution.

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The team

The Grow MedTech team has a wealth of experience in medtech innovation, with backgrounds in academia, industry and knowledge exchange. You’re welcome to make contact via the website or directly with one of the team below.

  • Dr Danielle Miles

    Programme Lead & Technology Innovation Manager
    University of Leeds

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  • Dr Josephine Dixon-Hardy

    Director of Grow MedTech
    University of Leeds

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  • Kieran Perkins

    Technology Innovation Manager
    University of Bradford

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  • Simon Butler

    Technology Innovation Manager
    Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Dr Luke Watson

    Technology Innovation Manager
    University of Huddersfield

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  • Cat Colquhoun

    Technology Innovation Officer
    Leeds Beckett University

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  • Dr Clare Green

    Technology Innovation Manager
    University of York

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  • Rowan Grant

    Communications and Engagement Manager
    University of Leeds

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  • Kaeyo Kelly

    Communications and Engagement Assistant
    University of Leeds

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  • Victoria Turner

    Administrative Assistant
    University of Leeds

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    Mohua Siddique

    Innovation Development Officer
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Capabilities & assets

Our consortium involves six universities across the Leeds and Sheffield City Regions: Bradford, Huddersfield, Leeds, Leeds Beckett, Sheffield Hallam and York. We bring together the different strengths of our partner universities to provide capacity and capability in medtech that far exceeds that offered by a single institution. Together, the consortium brings key research capabilities in:

Artificial intelligence

Advanced materials

Assistive technology

Digital health

Health and medical engineering

Imaging and sensing technology

Each of our technology innovation managers is based in one of our partner universities, but they work collectively as a team, connecting with academics, companies and clinicians from across the regions. So wherever you make your first contact with Grow MedTech, you are accessing the opportunities and expertise provided across our whole network.

Partnerships

One of our most important roles is to act as partnership brokers, proactively connecting people from academia, industry and clinical practice to collaborate more effectively in developing new medical technologies.
Through these partnerships and collaborations, we are nurturing a vibrant regional, medtech community across the Leeds and Sheffield City Regions.
Alongside our partnership universities and our connections to industry, we also link into the wider network of healthcare innovation support organisations across the regions, to create added value.

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Sign up

If you’d like to be involved in Grow MedTech, get in touch on our contact page. There’s space for you to send us a query if you have one and we’ll aim to respond as quickly as possible. You can also use the form simply to sign up to our mailing list, to receive information on our funding calls, projects, events and news.

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