MedTech SuperConnector allows Early Career Researchers to create real world impact from their research discoveries and turn their medtech innovations into impactful ventures.
The story behind the MedTech SuperConnector
Imperial College has a growing entrepreneurial ecosystem and a reputation for supporting its students and staff through the research → realisation process. MedTech SuperConnector seeks to build on this and create a new standard for medtech research acceleration by offering support and resources to Early Career Researchers (ECRs) across London.
MedTech SuperConnector (MTSC) began life as an ambitious experiment to combine the research and resources of eight academic institutions, three science business incubators and various global partners to create an accelerator programme that will help ECRs translate their research into tangible healthcare solutions.
Over the course of three years we have run four programmes alternating between technology and challenge led acceleration models to determine the most effective methods for translating medtech discoveries into clinical practice and consumer use. We have used the learnings from each cohort to improve our approach and create a library of resources for both ECRs and other Higher Education Institutions seeking to start their own accelerator programme.
Head of MedTech SuperConnector
Hiten is responsible for the design, launch, and delivery of MTSC and oversees each programme run at the SuperConnector.
Hiten has a broad skill set that includes, programme management, senior operations’ roles, and marketing & sales. He also has a keen understanding of the challenges that startups face and has used this insight to develop MTSC and ensure it has the right support ecosystems.
Augusta oversees the delivery of the accelerator, key events and day-to-day programmatic operations. She is also supporting the development of a framework to evaluate the outputs of the SuperConnector itself.
Augusta has worked across several sectors and has successfully coordinated the running of multi-partner programmes, business operations and sales & marketing teams.
Ashley supports the delivery of the accelerator, key events and day-to-day programmatic operations.
Ashley has worked across several sectors where she has supported research funding programmes and oversaw recruitment operations.
Led by Imperial College London, MedTech SuperConnector provides funding, training, advice and access to industry networks. The accelerator programme allows Early Career Researchers to connect with peers from other academic institutions and the networking opportunities they need to fast-track the translation of their research discoveries.
How we are funded
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