Translate MedTech 2020 Training and Development Programme announced

Seven courses have been announced as part of Translate MedTech’s 2020 medtech innovation programme of learning, including a brand-new Business Case Planning and Pitching course where you can learn how to create a compelling business plan, and how to successfully pitch a commercial medtech opportunity to investors.

Our training programme is delivered through a flexible, pick and mix programme of introductory, stand-alone workshops, designed to equip researchers and business development teams with the skills to translate research ideas into medical technology products and clinical solutions.

The Translate MedTech Training and Development Programme is open and 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 for industry and clinical representatives are available at a cost of £300 per person and can be booked by emailing Mohua Siddique

See the full course overview below:

NHS Strategy and Adoption/Market Assessment
3 March 2020, 9:30am – 4:30pm

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.

Intellectual Property for Medical Technologies
12 March 2020, 9:30am – 4:30pm

This training course will provide you with the information to confidently protect your technology, understand the differences between types of intellectual property, rights in property and ownership, and how to exploit them.

Introduction to Data Privacy for MedTech Researchers
17 March 2020, 9:30am – 4:30pm

This training course will provide an introduction in how data protection and privacy should be used in the research and innovation process, how to ensure any personal data you will use from design to deployment is sufficiently protected and what ethical considerations you need when collecting data.

*New for 2020
Business Case Planning and Pitching
24 March 2020, 9:30am – 4:30pm

This training course will provide you with the insights and tools required to communicate a compelling commercial opportunity in a business plan and pitch that a team can unite behind and that prospective investors can support.

Regulatory Affairs for Medical Devices
18 May 2020, 9:30am – 4:30pm

This training course provides an introduction to the regulatory requirements for placing medical devices on the market. It will help participants to understand the regulatory pathway to CE marking a device.

As well as guiding delegates through the Medical Device Directive, this training course will provide information about other relevant guidance, standards and the new Medical Device Regulations.

Patient and Public Involvement
28 May 2020, 9:30am – 4:30pm

This training course aims to raise awareness about the benefits of involvement, help researchers think about how and when to involve public, patients and carers, and offers researchers a chance to develop a plan for involvement through activities and discussion.

The Role of Health Economics in Innovation
11 June 2020, 9:30am – 4:30pm

This training course aims to raise awareness of the role of health economics in the development of new technologies, and to help researchers understand how health economics can be used at all stages of the innovation pathway. It will also offer opportunities to gain insights into technology development through activities and discussion.