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EPSRC Reference: EP/I019103/1
Title: Innovation and Knowledge Centre Regenerative Therapies and Devices Tranche 1 IKC RTD
Principal Investigator: Fisher, Professor J
Other Investigators:
Bower, Professor D Thorpe, Professor R Ingham, Professor E
Brown, Professor J McCabe, Professor CJ Clegg, Professor C
Kirkham, Professor J Smye, Professor S
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
DePuy Synthes (International) NHS Simulation Solutions
Tissue Regenix PLC
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Organisation: University of Leeds
Scheme: Standard Research
Starts: 01 January 2011 Ends: 31 December 2014 Value (£): 2,761,091
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Bioelectronic Devices Biomechanics & Rehabilitation
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip. Tissue Engineering
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Healthcare
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The Innovation and Knowledge Centre in Regenerative Therapies and Devices will provide a sustainable platform to address the creation of new technologies in Regenerative Therapies and Devices. It will promote their accelerated adoption, with increased reliability, within a complex global marketplace with increasing cost constraints. Therapies and devices which facilitate the regeneration of body tissues offer the potential to revolutionise healthcare and be a catalyst for economic growth, creating a new business sector within healthcare technology. The IKC RTD will build upon the culture and research landscape of the University and its partners (industry, NHS and intermediaries/users) through the development of new innovation infrastructure and practices which deliver major clinical, health and industry outcomes.In the first year of operation the IKC has:1. Recruited and established a core innovation team to manage and grow the activities of the IKC.2. Established academic supply chain, new centre with 160 researchers.3. Won 50m new research income, funding over 120 research projects.4. Defined a new strategic framework for innovation.5. Established an innovation pipeline with stage gates and criteria for progression.6. Defined and developed the IP portfolio through definition of the unique capabilities.7. Established a pipeline of 63 collaborative innovation projects.8. Engaged with 26 different companies in collaborative innovation projects.9. Established a wider network of 80 plus companies.10. Contributed to nine new products that have reached the market.11. Defined a model for sustainability of IKC RTD.12. Received significant national and global recognition through political visits and extensive media coverage for research and innovation.
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