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Championing innovation, inclusivity and impact

With support from our partners, we are helping organisations across a broad range of industries and sectors to achieve their goals and ambitions.

Strategic partners

Our strategic partners play an active role in guiding and shaping our mission. Their insights and support challenge us to provide highly effective services and unrivalled opportunities to our clients.

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Medilink Midlands

Part of Medilink UK, Medilink Midlands is committed to stimulating regional growth of the life science sector by helping organisations to establish, develop and grow.

Its network of more than 2,300 organisations represent all parts of the sector; from start-ups to multinational corporations, as well as public and third sector organisations.



The Centre for Healthcare Equipment and Technology Adoption (CHEATA) is a service delivered by the NHS that helps organisations to develop medical technologies equipment and devices that are ready to be utilised by the NHS.

CHEATA support organisations to develop and commercialise new products and devices, offering advice on regulatory compliance and how to establish a compelling value proposition ahead of going to market.

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Health Innovation East Midlands

Health Innovation East Midlands support a network of partners from across the healthcare sector to identify, test and administer new technologies and better ways of working.

Working in collaboration with the NHS, public health organisations, researchers, patients and industry, Health Innovation East Midlands aim to save the NHS money and generate economic growth, as well as empower health professionals, and improve the experiences and outcomes of patients.

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Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

The largest employer in Nottinghamshire and one of the busiest NHS Trusts in the country, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust have an international reputation for specialist services in areas including stroke, renal, neurosciences, cancer services and trauma.

Clinical research is a fundamental part of their work and they host hundreds of clinical research studies, including approximately 250 complex clinical trials every year. They also host two centres of excellence for translational research in biomedical sciences and clinical research.

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Pioneer Group

Founded in 2002 by Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham, Pioneer Group is home to a network of medical technologies facilities and research centres across the UK.

In addition to offering flexible lab space and opportunities to network with like-minded businesses and entrepreneurs, Pioneer Group offers pre-seed and seed funding to help promising organisations accelerate and grow.

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University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham shares in our ambition to make the East Midlands a hub for excellence in medical technologies research and innovation.

Their Centre for Healthcare Technologies provides complimentary expertise in modelling, analysis and decision support, as well as implants, digital health and more.

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University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is home to the newest hospital in the East Midlands, The Royal Derby Hospital. It offers one of the largest Trauma and Orthopaedic services in the country and is also the regional centre for bariatric surgery.

The Trust also manages the Derby Clinical Trials Support Unit, offering support with a variety of trial sizes and designs, from single-centre feasibilities through to multi-centre, interventional, randomised controlled trials.

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Universities for Nottingham

Universities for Nottingham is a pioneering collaboration which brings together the combined strength and civic missions of Nottingham’s two world-class universities: Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham.

With internationally-renowned experts and state-of-the-art facilities across both institutions, medical technologies research and innovation is a key area of focus for the partnership.

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The Association of British HealthTech Industries

The Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) is the leading UK industry association for organisations operating in the health technology (HealthTech) sector.

Representing organisations of all sizes, ABHI offers a platform for organisations to showcase their expertise, products and services to major funders, regulators and the government.

Commercial partners

Our commercial partners drive our capacity to offer outstanding equipment and world-class facilities to our clients.


STERIS is a leading global provider of products and services that support patient care with an emphasis on infection prevention.

Anthony Nolan

Anthony Nolan is transforming the lives of people living with blood cancer and blood disorders. Our partnership is helping to accelerate cell and gene therapies on the path to market.

Miltenyi Biotec

Miltenyi Biotec provides products and services to drive forward biomedical discovery and advance cellular therapy. Our partnership is helping to advance promising new cell and gene therapies.

Quantum Design UK and Ireland

Quantum Design UK and Ireland are a leading distributor of medical instruments and consumables. Our partnership allows clients access to the JA Woollam IR VASE II Spectroscopic Ellipsometer – the only one in the UK.

Hamamatsu Photonics

Hamamatsu Photonics is a world-leading manufacturer of optoelectronic components and systems. Hamamatsu’s Functional Drug Screening System (FDSS) µCELL is available at MTIF – the first in the UK.

IMed Consultancy

IMed Consultancy specialise in regulatory affairs, marketing and quality assurance for medical products and devices. We collaborate with IMed Consultancy to deliver workshops and training for our clients.