Sheffield Hallam joins Translate to develop medtech know-how

Researchers at Sheffield Hallam University have joined partners across the region to enhance their medical technology innovation expertise.

Sheffield Hallam joins the universities of Bradford, Huddersfield, Leeds, Leeds Beckett and York in the Translate MedTech consortium.

The partnership enables PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, academics and technology transfer professionals from Sheffield Hallam to take part in Translate MedTech’s extensive innovation and development programme.

As well as enabling participants to progress their ideas for new technologies, the innovation development programme provides opportunities to stand out to potential collaborators and future employers. The programme includes a secondment scheme, courses, and access to innovation champions who have a wealth of experience and expertise in developing medical technologies.

Sheffield Hallam’s Dean of Research, Wayne Cranton, said: “We are delighted to partner with Translate MedTech and support our academics in accessing expert-led training to support them towards commercialisation of our cutting-edge technology research.”

Sheffield Hallam University is a national leader in creating innovative and real-world solutions for tackling today’s health and wellbeing challenges.

The University is the largest provider of health and social care education in England. With courses covering all aspects of healthcare including: nursing, midwifery, allied health, social care and sport, its curriculum creates the skilled workforce the NHS needs to deliver better long-term health outcomes for the nation.

The University specialises in healthcare research and its practitioners, scientists, engineers and designers regularly collaborate to create innovative solutions to global health challenges.

About the opportunities

Academics from the Translate MedTech partner consortium can benefit from courses running throughout 2019, covering NHS strategy and adoption, and public and patient involvement.

Consortium academics can also apply for specific opportunities, like a three-month secondment with Versus Arthritis: an opportunity to understand the motivations and values of charitable medical research funders, develop project management skills, understand the grant funding process, and develop experience of patient involvement.

Innovation Development Manager for Translate, Dr Lisa Hill, said: “Through secondments and expert-led training, academics build vital capabilities that enable them to understand the un-met clinical needs of our healthcare system and how their innovative new technologies can target these for successful commercialisation”.

Wider goals

Through this new partnership, Translate MedTech and Sheffield Hallam University are focused on developing the Leeds and Sheffield City Regions into nationally recognised centres for medtech innovation.

The Sheffield City Region already brings well-established complementary sectors in digital and advanced manufacturing, which it is effectively converging as digital advanced manufacturing to the sector.

Through the partnership, Translate MedTech will help to enhance commercialisation capability amongst medtech researchers at Sheffield Hallam University.

Access opportunities now

Courses are available to book now.

Join the Translate and Grow MedTech mailing list to be kept up to date with further opportunities and announcements, including the launch of the 2019 secondment scheme.

About Translate MedTech

Translate MedTech was originally financed by the HEFCE Catalyst Fund (2015-2018), aiming to drive innovation in the Higher Education sector, enhance excellence and efficiency in HE, and support innovative solutions. The successful programme is now sustained through investment from partner HEIs.

Further information:

For further information on Translate MedTech and opportunities available visit our website or contact Mohua Siddique: