Grow MedTech: collaborating for a competitive future
Lead higher education institution (HEI): University of Leeds
HEI partners: Universities of Bradford, Huddersfield, Leeds Beckett, Sheffield Hallam and York
Grow MedTech provides specialist support for innovation in medical technologies through a consortium of six universities across the Leeds and Sheffield City Regions. Our sector-specialist innovation support is helping to put these regions at the forefront of the UK’s medtech sector.
We act as partnership brokers, proactively connecting people from academia, industry and clinical practice to collaborate on developing new medical technologies. Our six, skilled and experienced technology innovation managers are based in our partner universities, but work collectively as a team, connecting with academics, companies and clinicians from across the region.
We provide funding to support technologies from initial concepts at Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 2 and 3 through to pre-clinical studies at TLR 5+. More importantly, academics and companies can access sector-specialist expertise and advice to help them progress their technologies, create effective partnerships and leverage additional funding from other sources. We help projects bring together different disciplines and technologies – including digital and AI – to enable our partners to access the strongest market opportunities.