HD have arrived back from a fantastic week traveling the Netherlands with Innovate UK as part of the MedTech and Diagnostics Global Business Innovation Programme, focusing on developing ground-breaking partnerships and technologies in the field of health. Senior Design Engineer, Will, shares a rundown of the trip and its purpose:
Innovate UK and Innovate UK EDGE organised a delegation of some of the UK’s leading Medical Technology (MedTech) and Diagnostic businesses who are building innovative health and life science solutions at the core of their value proposition.
While the Dutch government has invested heavily in the development of healthcare technology, with initiatives such as the Health Holland program, which provides funding and support for innovative MedTech projects, the UK also has a thriving MedTech industry, with a long history of developing innovative medical technologies. The country is home to world-renowned research institutions, hosting four of the top ten universities in the world as well as many companies focused on developing and translating cutting-edge research in medical devices and diagnostics. The UK government is heavily invested in the development of MedTech and Diagnostics. Most recently demonstrated with the the UK’s International Technology Strategy which sets out the approach to making the UK a science and technology superpower by 2030.
As part of the GBIP, Haughton Design were joined by brilliant minds; Andreia Trigo at Enhanced Fertility Programme, Jase John at LaennecAI, Karl Obszanski at Aston Vision Sciences Ltd, Kartheka Bojan at MindTech Ltd, Shuler Xu at RapidX Bio, Victor Harabari at CardioCrown and Wesley Sukdao at Proteotype Diagnostics. It was a pleasure sharing typical MedTech challenges, potential hardware developments, and regulatory related solutions with them all. Thank you to InnovateUK EDGE for arranging such a seamless, fun and educational experience.
If you have an innovative new medical device idea or are facing a challenge in your device development, please get in touch to discuss how HD could help accelerate your program and overcome your challenges to improve health outcomes.