This one-day training course will look at how to start innovating in the NHS context, and will provide you with the practical tools to assess your research for potential in a healthcare setting.
Using real case studies, we’ll explore how innovation works in the NHS, the opportunities and potential pitfalls to avoid when developing your research into something that can benefit patients.
Open to academics, researchers, clinicians and industry representatives, the one day course will cover:
- What is innovation and what is it in the NHS?
- The NHS innovation landscape and barriers to innovation
- How the development process works and the stages involved
- Genuine unmet clinical need – what is it and how to look
- What’s out there already? (market assessment)
- Scoping solutions – the creative process
- Taking stock – innovation disclosure
- Gaining support – understanding the help available and key people to engage with
By the end of the day you will:
- Understand the innovation landscape in which the NHS works and the key stakeholders
- Understand the process by which new products and services are developed
- Be able to assess clinical unmet need and research potential existing solutions
- Efficient and appropriate use of creativity tools to scope your solution using need criteria
- Produce an informed summary of your idea to start gathering support (within your organisation and with potential customers/consumers)
This course is free to staff and postgraduate research students at Translate MedTech partner universities (Bradford, Huddersfield, Leeds, Leeds Beckett, Sheffield Hallam and York). Places for industry and clinical representatives are available at a cost of £300, please email Mohua Siddique to secure your ticket. Spaces are limited and registration is essential.
The training course will be run by Lindsay Georgopoulos of Medipex Ltd.
About Medipex Ltd
Medipex is the regional NHS Innovation Hub for the Yorkshire & Humber region helping NHS staff commercialise their ideas and innovations.
About the trainer
Lindsay Georgopoulos has managed a wide range of medical-related technology transfer projects since 2009, working across the NHS, academic and private sectors.
Most recently, Lindsay spent three years as Intellectual Property and Contracts Officer for the large, multidisciplinary Medical Technologies team at the University of Leeds, aiming to invent and improve medical technology products and services and accelerate the commercial development of these innovations.
Lindsay joined Medipex in July 2014, where her primary role is to identify and assess new inventions, explore the IP landscape and market for these inventions, and to help develop plans to get new medical products to market.
This includes helping to secure IP protection and resources where required before negotiating deals with external organisations.