People are our most important asset and are critical to our success. Through providing people with opportunities to develop and learn new skills, we have created a culture with research translation and innovation at its core.
We used a two-tiered approach to innovation and enterprise development:
We worked with academic researchers from Leeds University Business School to bring the best of what is known about innovation practice to benefit our portfolio of projects.
And we created innovation development programmes for key groups of University of Leeds staff, in particular doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers.
The Medical Technologies IKC also supported skills development in the national medical technology sector, through involvement in the Medical Technology Skills Working Group. This group forms part of the Science Industry Partnership, a consortium of around 100 leading science sector employers, which aims – with the support of government – to improve skills and training in the UK’s science-based industries.
We are currently providing innovation development programmes in partnership with Translate MedTech.