Jo Drake - Grow MedTech Technology Innovation Officer

Joe Drake

Technology Innovation Officer


As Technology Innovation Officer at the University of Leeds, my role is to help find, develop and manage exciting projects that can lead to real patient benefits.

My background is in Cancer biology and Cell and Gene Therapies, and I have experience of working on cutting edge projects in industry. I am experienced in managing projects from early-stage development and feasibility, up to clinical trials.

I deal with academic engagement and capability matching to help kick start projects or help existing projects to progress. I work closing with our academics and clinicians to ensure projects have the maximum impact

  • Regulations
  • In-vitro diagnostics
  • Medical devices
  • Project management
  • Innovation and Feasibility


My interests are in micro and nanoscale technologies and how they can be used to improve drug delivery and tissue regeneration and diagnostics.