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12 September 2017

posted Sep 12, 2017, 5:39 AM by Beck Lockwood
Translate: Me - Innovation Bootcamp

A bootcamp event, aimed at empowering Early Career Researchers and Postgraduate research students to innovate more effectively, is being held in Leeds in December.

The three-day residential event is organised by Translate, a HEFCE-funded programme working to develop medtech innovation in the Leeds City Region. Translate: Me is the organisation's professional development initiative, which aims to enhance and embed medical technology innovation know-how across the Leeds City Region.

The Bootcamp is open to 25 delegates from across Translate’s five partner universities and will cover the innovation development process from idea to reality. 

Participants will learn from actual innovation case studies, to gain an understanding of the challenges facing innovation in healthcare.

They will work in teams to produce a short business case, which they will pitch to a panel of ‘dragons’, with the winning team receiving a prize worth more than £1000.

By the end of the workshop, delegates will be equipped with the tools to efficiently identify and scope genuine unmet clinical need and develop an innovation idea through to pitching a new product or service.

Spaces are limited, and will be allocated on a competitive basis and balanced across partner universities. The cost of the workshop is £50 per delegate, including accommodation and catering.

Delegates can apply by filling in the online form.
Deadline for applications: 6th October 2017

Full details can be downloaded from the Translate website.

Any queries should please be directed to the Translate team on