Support Available

The NIHR Surgical MedTech Co-operative provides seed funding, academic support (biosensing, engineering, robotics, microfluidics, nanotechnology, etc), consultation and advice to assist promising medical technology ideas from academia, industry, patients and the NHS through the technology development process towards commercialisation and patient benefit.  We add value by:

  • facilitating the generation of clinical and economic evidence
  • enabling clinician feedback and clinical use
  • including patient experience for research collaborations and technology development

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Health Innovation Surgery

Every 6 weeks we host a lively session for innovators and industry at our Management Group meeting that serves as a sounding board for new ideas. Innovators will have access to a diverse group of clinicians and academics, who will be able to provide their expertise, and act as potential collaborators.  Meetings are open to absolutely anyone active or interested in solving clinical problems with novel devices.   

  • TBA

All meetings will take place in the Clinical Sciences Buildings, St James’s Hospital Campus at 10am.


Useful links

Understanding where your project is in the technology development pathway and how you move through the funding landscape that supports it.

NICE:  Evidence standards framework for digital health technologies

A guide to navigating the innovation pathway in England