Research Idea

Technology stage:  I have an unproven concept, no evaluation or testing has been performed and/or I want to explore potential opportunities.

Our offering:

  • Identification and validation of unmet clinical needs.
  • Access to key opinion leaders from academia, the NHS, industry, patients and the public.
  • Early “user acceptance” review from our patient and public members to ensure a clear patient benefit from the start.
  • Facilitation of “idea validation workshops” to support development and influence solution design to address unmet needs.

Supporting facilities:

Next stepsEarly in the process of developing a new solution, it is often valuable to verify how the need appears in clinical activities. We will discuss this idea with you to investigate potential opportunities.  Some of the topics we will discuss include whether the concept meets an unmet clinical/patient need, the clinical evidence required, intellectual property and potential markets for your innovation.

If this sounds like what you are looking for, you can schedule a slot on our HealthTech Innovation Surgery where we host regular sessions for innovators to access the appropriate expertise.

The sessions will be virtual and you can request a slot by sending an email to

Useful links

Funded support for growth focussed businesses under 3 years old

Guidance:  Medical device stand-alone software including apps (including IVDMDs)