Translate Innovation Bootcamp

Weetwood Hall, Otley Road, Leeds LS16 5PS

Transforming medtech researchers

A Residential Course: Tuesday 4th– Friday 7th December 2018, Leeds

Translate: Me Innovation Bootcamp is a hands on, three day (three night) residential workshop open to Early Career Researchers, Postgraduate Research students and Undergraduate Medical students. Over three days delegates will develop their skills and understanding of medtech innovation, and learn how to navigate the complexities of getting ideas developed, adopted and spread throughout the ever changing landscape of the NHS.

The bootcamp is open to 30 delegates from across the five Translate partner universities (Bradford, Huddersfield, Leeds, Leeds Beckett and York) and the MedTech Foundation (an affiliation of the Surgical MIC). It will cover the innovation development process from idea to reality, and is engineered to provide the intensity encountered in real product development.

  • This workshop will provide delegates with the tools to efficiently identify and scope genuine unmet clinical need, develop a solution and then pitch a new product or service.
  • Actual case studies will be used to equip learners with a real understanding of the challenges facing innovation in healthcare.
  • Teams will produce a short business case and pitch in front of a panel of ‘dragons’ – the winning team will receive a prize worth over £1000;

Apply now by filling in the application form.

Please return your completed form to and

Programme details can be found here.

Deadline for applications has been extended to 30 October 2018.

Spaces cost £50 per delegate, which includes accommodation and all catering.

Spaces are limited, and will be allocated on a competitive basis and balanced across partner universities and applicants from the MedTech Foundation.

Note: It is compulsory for participants to be resident for the full duration of the workshop, from Tuesday 5pm to Friday 7pm (unless otherwise agreed).

Any queries should please be directed to the Translate team on