Unmet needs and innovations must fit within one or more of our four themes: Infection Diagnostics, Musculoskeletal Diseases, Oncology, Renal Medicine. We focus on Technology Readiness Levels 4 – 6 but will consider technology at earlier or later stages on a case by case basis.
We are not a sales team and will not support an innovation if you are only looking for market traction or to have your product adopted into the NHS. We advise you to contact the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) if you are looking for this type of support.
Expressions of Interest (EOIs) will be discussed by the NIHR Leeds MIC Management Team to determine 1) if we can support the request in principle, and 2) the most appropriate next steps for your project. Please make sure your request is clear and detailed as we use the information in the form to determine if we can support you.
If your unmet need or innovation is within our remit, we will send your information to the relevant Theme Lead(s) and Methodological Expert(s) to gain their expert opinion.
If the experts can support the unmet need or innovation, we will arrange a call or meeting to discuss further collaboration.
We are aligned with other NIHR infrastructures, including the other NIHR Medtech and In Vitro Diagnostics Co-Operatives especially the NIHR Surgical MedTech Co-operative based in Leeds, the NIHR Leeds Biomedical Research Centre, the NIHR BioResource and the NIHR Health Informatics Collaborative. If your unmet need or innovation is not within our remit, we may be able to direct you to alternative support. In some circumstances, one of our partner organisations may be better equipped to help and we will, where possible, signpost to other infrastructures.
Please do not include any confidential or commercially sensitive information in the expression of interest form.