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The Leeds City Region is a driving force for the UK healthcare sector, with world-leading clinical expertise and research and development capacity across its universities, hospitals, healthcare and medical device manufacturing sectors.

Working closely with the already highly successful Medical Technologies Innovation and Knowledge Centre (Medical Technologies IKC) at the University of Leeds, Translate will improve health and wealth in the Leeds City Region by translating early-stage ideas into new medical technologies. Working together, smarter, faster it gives researchers at the universities of Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield, York and Leeds Beckett access to a dedicated innovation team experienced in getting technologies to market.

Translate aims to:

  • Identify and progress technology opportunities
  • Increase innovation capability among Leeds City Region academics
  • Foster and facilitate research that is better aligned to clinical, patient, public drivers
  • Increase collaboration and develop partnerships
  • Identify broader technology opportunities that can be applied to med tech
  • Assess success through robust evaluation

Translate is developing a culture of collaboration, creating an enabling environment for medical technology innovation. It is providing a model for successful innovation, innovation training and development, and collaboration within the HEI sector, with potential for application to other sectors and geographies.



Project information

Catalyst funding £2,253,785
Total project funding £6,760,765
Project contacts

Dr Lisa Hill

Dr Josephine Dixon-Hardy

Director of Medical Technology Innovation

Project website

Page last updated 9 November 2017

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