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Innovation Programme

What is it?

Accelerator Programs

Innovation programmes are a guided, accelerator type program aiming to educate student participants about aspects of starting and developing a medical technology business or research project as they work to develop a solution for a real unmet clinical need.

Develop a Solution

Innovation programmes create interdisciplinary teams of medical, engineering, business and other science students with each team focused to working on a different problem presented by a clinician expert, researcher or occasionally a corporate partner.  The teams work together to develop a solution over a period of weeks to months and are provided with a series of educational talks focusing on different aspects of medtech business.

Pitch to Experts

At the completion of the program, the teams pitch their ideas to an expert panel including but not limited to the clinicans who presented the ideas and intellectual property and business experts where they are given feedback and a winner is chosen.

Support after Finishing

Participating teams are also supported after they finish the program being advised about potentially relevant conferences to present their work, funding opportunities or pointed towards other expert support.

Program Aims


Inspire and empower students to participate in Medtech research or business


Accelerate and support ideas in medtech business and research


Provide a platform to develop participants’ transferable teamwork skills in interdisciplinary teams


Educate students about medtech business and research


We currently have 7 regional spokes running IP programmes in 2021-22.


IP Team: Alna Dony, Veylamuthen Murugan, Vonnie Lau


IP Team: Will Foster


IP Team: Lewis McColm, Risantini Murugan


IP Team: James Brosnan

Hull York Medical school

IP Team: Alex Dunn-Sale


IP Team: Thomas Dale MacLaine


IP Team: Anthony Cheung

Are there no Innovation Programmes running in your area? Are you interesting in running one?

Please get in touch with us

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