Translate MedTech

If you’re a PhD student, post-doctoral researcher, academic or technology transfer professional from the Universities of Bradford, Huddersfield, Leeds, Leeds Beckett, Sheffield Hallam and York, you can benefit from the Translate training programme, secondment and mentoring schemes, and support for early stage ideas.

Benefits to all

Translate can help you to develop innovation skills that can’t be taught in a classroom, gain experience in a new sector or environment, and build new contacts that you wouldn’t meet in your day-to-day work. As well as enabling you to progress your ideas for new technologies, these opportunities can help you stand out from the crowd to potential collaborators and future employers. If you’re from a business, charity or innovation organisation in the medical technology sector then you can benefit from our secondment opportunities, which provide access to academics at the cutting edge of science and technology. Secondments help to diversify a workforce and could enable you to identify and secure future skilled employees or collaborators.



26 March 2020

We are currently exploring whether all remaining courses can be delivered online after having successfully delivered our Business Case Planning and Pitching course this way. You can still sign up for a place on any of the remaining courses via our events page, and anyone that has registered will be kept informed about their delivery.

Our Training and Development Programme is delivered through a flexible, pick and mix programme of introductory, stand-alone training courses, designed to equip researchers with the skills needed to translate research ideas into medical technology products and clinical solutions.

All courses in the Translate MedTech Training and Development Programme are free to attend for PhD students, researchers, academics and business development staff in any one of the Translate partner universities: (Bradford, Huddersfield, Leeds, Leeds Beckett, Sheffield Hallam and York).

Places on our in-person and virtual courses are available for industry and clinical representatives at a cost of £300 and £95 per course respectively, please email Mohua Siddique to secure your ticket.

Secondment Scheme

COVID-19 UPDATE | 26 March 2020

The 2020 Translate MedTech secondment scheme is still going ahead, with the deadline for applications being extended until 12 noon, 3 April 2020.  

We will be urging all awardees to follow government advice and only start their secondments when appropriate to do so. If you have any questions, queries or concerns, please get in touch with Mohua Siddique.


Our secondment scheme is open to medical technology researchers in the Leeds and Sheffield City Regions. Secondments provide the opportunity for researchers to temporarily take up a role in a complementary organisation, with travel and accommodation funded by the Translate MedTech programme. Host organisations can come from across the sector, and include hospitals and healthcare providers, companies, innovation teams, international laboratories, and more. We also encourage secondments-in: for to academics and researchers to host clinicians, industrialists or innovation specialists. You can read blogs from our secondees here

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Early stage innovation support

We host facilitated innovation workshops that are driven by a real clinical need. These workshops provide an opportunity to form new collaborations and develop potential new technologies. We provide support with research-led funding applications exploring new technologies and early stage ideas. We provide secondments to help progress early stage ideas. Contact Mohua Siddique:

Innovation Champions

Our Innovation Champions have a wealth of experience and expertise in developing medical technologies.

Embedded in each of the Translate MedTech partner universities, they are on-hand to offer advice about technology progression and/or to enhance innovation skills and capabilities. Together, they are sharing good practice and creating new opportunities for collaboration.

Find out more about Innovation Champions at your institution, and get in touch.

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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