Innovation good practice

Browse through our range of guides and practical tools, developed from the outcomes of our major innovation programmes and initiatives.

An academic’s guide to medtech translation

This online guide is designed for academics and researchers and will be useful for anyone with an interest in medical technologies innovation and translation, with a focus for innovators based in higher education or research institutions.

Throughout this guide, we will give an overview of the medtech innovation pathway, common hurdles and pitfalls, and case studies of successful translation to equip you with the right skills and information to support you on your translational journey.

The guide is broken down into accessible units, relevant to the different stages of your innovation journey. You can start at the beginning and work to the end or select where you are in your innovation journey and learn from there.

In each chapter you will find information, guidance and further resources.

There is a checklist at the end of each chapter to help build your business plan. Business plans are an essential tool that can be used in a multitude of ways – in funding applications, to attract collaborators, commercial partners, and investors.  Information from the reflective tasks can be used to inform the development of your business plan, which will become a living document and asset as you navigate your innovation journey.

An academic’s guide to medtech translation

Low cost, flexible, proof of market funding: A good practice guide for successful innovation

This good practice guide is for knowledge exchange and commercialisation leaders and practitioners, and will be useful for anyone with an interest in innovation translation based in a higher education institutional setting.

In this guide we explain the benefits of proof of market awards and how to gather the data to determine whether a technology has the potential to be successful in a given market. By offering a funding package that could be used in a flexible and dynamic way – dependent on the needs and stages of the projects rather than a typical proof of market award – we have found that technologies stand a better chance of moving to the next stage of development and attracting further investment.

Low cost, flexible, proof of market funding: A good practice guide for successful innovation

10 Steps to building an effective multi-partner consortium

This free collection of animated insights introduces approaches to building a successful multi-partner consortium.

By combining the different strengths of our partner universities in medical and related digital technologies, innovation and commercialisation, we provided capacity and capability in medtech that far exceeded that offered by a single institution.

In this content we share our practices and approaches for building an effective consortium, which in our experience, enabled us to scale our activities more effectively.

10 Steps to building an effective multi-partner consortium

Bridging the innovation funding gap: Maximising proof of concept success

This free good-practice guide for knowledge exchange and commercialisation professionals introduces a new, holistic approach to proof of concept schemes for any sector.

Bridging the innovation funding gap: Maximising proof of concept success

From good to great: What makes a great innovation funding proposal

Funding applications can be daunting, whether it is for large or small sums of money. And they can make or break a project. Grow MedTech’s Opportunity Management Panel answer questions on what takes an innovation funding proposal from good to great.

From good to great: What makes a great innovation funding proposal

Big innovation, small budget: Running a successful secondment scheme

This good practice guide for KEC practitioners explains how temporary placement of academic, industrial, clinical and other collaborators on a shorter-term basis, with a small amount of budget, can lead to significant innovation and knowledge exchange outcomes.

Big innovation, small budget: Running a successful secondment scheme

Investment-ready early-stage tech innovation

This good-practice guide for KEC practitioners explains how focusing on early-stage innovation in a proactive way – through activities that identify problems, generate new ideas, and build productive teams – leads technology innovation projects to success and later-stage adoption.

Investment-ready early-stage tech innovation