The Surgical MIC often launches initiatives to support the development of collaborations and increase the quality of work coming through.  This section of the website contains links to the various initiatives that we are leading and all updates relating to these initiatives will be posted in the relevant section.

Current initiatives:

  • Surgical Technology Testbed – this initiative facilitates the evaluation of medical technologies in a real-world/clinical setting.  This is ideal for organisations that have sufficient funding for clinical evaluations.  This initiative also supports industry to be compliant with the Medical Device Regulations.


  • COVID-19 PPE Challenge – the aim of this initiative is to find out the real day-to-day challenges for front line healthcare workers in maintaining PPE, or simple, effective solutions that might be rapidly scaled up.