About MTSC

MedTech SuperConnector allows Early Career Researchers to create real world impact from their research discoveries and turn their medtech innovations into impactful ventures.

Concept

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.

The Team

The Team

Hiten Thakrar
Hiten Thakrar

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 Critchley
Augusta Critchley

Project Manager

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.

 

Programme Overview

Programme Overview

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

Our Funding

MedTech SuperConnector received £5 Million from Research England’s Connecting Capability Fund (CCF) in 2018. CCF supports universities in working together, and with businesses and other partners, to commercialise research and share good practice and capacity. The fund is highlighted in the Government’s Industrial Strategy and will help achieve its aims of enhancing UK industrial competitiveness and productivity. It builds on established processes and success of Research England’s Higher Education Innovation Fund programme.
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Knowledge Exchange

Knowledge Exchange

Our Knowledge Exchange contains resources from all participating Higher Education Institutions including success stories, best practice case studies, guides, tools and templates to help the medtech community as a whole.

News and Events

Latest News

Driving forward innovation at Bucks New University
Driving forward innovation at Bucks New University

Buckinghamshire New University joined the MedTech SuperConnector at its inception in 2018 as a project partner Read more

Unindr wins Mayor’s Entrepreneur Programme Health Award
Unindr wins Mayor’s Entrepreneur Programme Health Award

Congratulations to Ugur Tanriverdi and his team for winning this year's Heath Award category Read more

Research England case study of MTSC
Research England case study of MTSC

MedTech SuperConnector is the most recent Connecting Capability Fund project to be highlighted by Research England Read more