We have acted as partnership brokers, proactively connecting people from academia, industry and clinical practice to collaborate on developing new medical technologies. We have linked into the wider network of healthcare innovation support organisations across the regions, to create added value.
Our six, skilled and experienced technology innovation managers were based in our partner universities, but worked collectively as a team, connecting with academics, companies and clinicians from across the Leeds and Sheffield City regions. This specialist innovation support has been helping to put these regions at the forefront of the UK’s medtech sector.
Our ambition was to help develop medical technologies that are better aligned to patient needs by involving patients and people with long-term conditions at every stage of the journey.
Through our partnerships and collaborations, we have been nurturing a vibrant regional, medtech community, connected by our programme of events and communications and supported through training and career development opportunities.
Our track record in successful innovation support is well proven and our model and processes are being further developed with our partners, to be disseminated as good practice in other sectors and regions.