Bringing together London’s leading institutions and innovators to solve today’s biggest healthcare chalenges
Create real world impact from your research and turn your MedTech idea into a commercial reality with the MedTech SuperConnector™
Up to £200,000 of
Create real world impact from your research and turn your MedTech idea into a commercial reality with the MedTech SuperConnector™ (MTSC) – a new eight-month* entrepreneurial training programme for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) with possible extension.
Gain access to expert business mentoring and entrepreneurial training with funding allowances for prototyping/consumables, facilities access, travel and your salary. Create connections with industry partners, potential investors and develop your technology with up to the value of £200,000* in support for your project.
APPLICATIONS FOR COHORT ONE ARE NOW CLOSED
*£40,000 in funding + £160,000 in services including desk space, and access to training, mentorship and Masterclasses.
Introducing MTSC Cohort One
Launch of London’s pioneering MedTech accelerator
“Together we will build enduring value in medical technologies. The benefits will be felt by patients throughout the UK and around the world.” – Professor Nick Jennings, Vice-Provost (Research & Innovation)
MTSC Insights: Knowledge Exchange
The MedTech SuperConnector is an open experiment in acceleration, bringing together talented early career researchers (ECRs), academic discoveries and pooled know-how from 8 academic institutions with 3 bioscience incubators, industry expertise, NHS patients and enabling partners (investors, service providers, mentors etc.) to determine the most effective methods for the translation of MedTech discoveries into clinical practice and consumer use.
Since April 2018, we have worked hard as a consortium to develop a series of tools, resources and methods helping us to successfully launch the inaugural MTSC Cohort in June 2018. We are now sharing our early findings to allow for the open reporting of processes and outputs that will form a valuable pool of hard evidence on best Knowledge Exchange (KE) practice, helping enable real-time learning across the HE sector.
- Project governance structures, Working Groups, Steering Board and Reporting Mechanisms Setup and Deployed.
- HEI Consortium Agreement drafted, signed and implemented.
- Mechanisms and processes in paces for the disbursement of funds for Ventures and HEIs.
- Accelerator Programme design, structure and delivery.
- Application, selection, recruitment and On-boarding of participants.
- Branding, marketing and communications.
- Launch Event, June 2018
- Setup of MTSC Venture Mentor Service (MVMS).
- Leveraging existing networks and contacts from across the consortium to engage with Industry; from Corporates, Investors, Service Providers and Mentors.
Key Documents, Templates & Resources
Funded by Research England, MTSC is an initiative from a consortium of eight dynamic London universities with interest in nurturing talent, ideas, and entrepreneurship. MTSC will focus uniquely on a new route for Post-Docs and graduate students, to translate MedTech discoveries from academic labs into startup companies, proposing more solutions to today’s health challenges.