MedTech

Medical technologies touch all of our lives – from pregnancy testing and ultrasound scans before birth; through wound care products for childhood injuries; to diagnostic imaging systems and therapeutic implants for disease in adults.

The range of products and services is vast, spanning medical devices and in-vitro diagnostics, and overlaps with medicines (through drug delivery systems) and with digital health (through software as a medical device).

The sector is therefore highly diverse, dominated in the UK by resource-constrained SMEs, and the individual segments can to some extent, be viewed as separate industries. But they’re bound together by some common elements – a shared regulatory framework; an increasing convergence of technologies (particularly in connected devices); and a drive to deliver innovation. They also face some common challenges – these include a complex innovation and funding landscape; regulatory change; and a need to improve sustainability.

KTN can help innovators to navigate the complex landscape and accelerate ambitious ideas into new products and services. Our team of trusted experts, from within the Health team and across the wider range of disciplines in which KTN has deep expertise, can help create diverse connections to drive positive change.

Matt Chapman

Our MedTech Expert

Matt Chapman

Matt Chapman is Knowledge Transfer Manager for MedTech and Manufacturing.

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Current MedTech funding opportunities

Fast Start: Innovation for net zero and healthcare

Opens: 11/07/2022 Closes: 26/07/2022

Innovate UK is offering small and micro businesses a share of up to £30 million in grants for affordable, adoptable and investable innovations in net zero and self-driven healthcare.

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iX Challenge: Healthy Ageing Innovation Accelerator Competition

Opens: 27/06/2022 Closes: 28/08/2022

The Innovation Exchange Program is working alongside Oxford Innovation Advice and the UK National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA) to find innovative companies who are ambitious to grow their business. We seek innovators with new product or service ideas that can support us to stay…

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Accelerating Detection of Disease webinar: industry briefing for the life sciences sector
Recorded: 1st October

Accelerating Detection of Disease webinar: industry briefing for the life sciences sector

Register for KTN's webinar to find out more about Accelerating Detection of Disease (ADD), the UK’s largest ever health research programme, supporting life sciences R&D in diagnostics and treatments, artificial intelligence and digital health.

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New Innovation Exchange launches to help UK companies interested in entering China's longevity-focused mobility and gait market

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Innovators with new product or service ideas that can support people to stay active, mobile and connected as they age can now apply for the Healthy Ageing Innovation Accelerator Competition.

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Programmes related to MedTech

Medimap: End-to-end medicines supply chain map

Medimap: End-to-end medicines supply chain map

Medimap is a new interactive reference tool for the UK medicines sector, mapping and categorising over 3,000 sites of organisations engaged in or supporting the end-to-end supply chain for medicines.

Neurotechnology Landscape

Neurotechnology Landscape

Neurotechnology is the application of electronics and engineering to the human nervous system and ranges from the measurement of the whole brain through technologies such as electroencephalography to the stimulation of a single nerve using bioelectronic medicines.

Health Funding Map

Health Funding Map

The map was developed by KTN and the BioIndustry Association (BIA) with the help of a wide range of funders. It helps in the navigation of the complicated world of health innovation funding.