From the science lab to the boardroom, turning brainpower into profits, Leeds is one of the top academic hubs for spin-out company creation in the UK.
With one of the most diversely equipped labs in the world including technology exclusive to the North of England, the Northern Cell Metrology Hub, recently located in Leeds, brings a new level of expertise to the health and life sciences sector.
Here, we explore why the Hub chose Leeds and why it is such a valuable asset to the region. With collaboration at its core, it is expected to become an important part of the city’s thriving and connected health innovation ecosystem.
In part two of our spotlight on Leeds Community Healthcare Trust, we hear about two innovative ways of working:
an approach from the frontline which is transforming care via digital innovations, and using measureable evidence about people’s healthcare to show how to make it the very best it can be for them.
Leeds has launched a trial of a remote monitoring technology to understand how it can support older adults to live in their own home and reduce the number of visits to the doctors or hospital.
West Yorkshire’s health, life sciences and digital technologies sector has been singled out for a £160 million government boost, as one of the Government’s new UK Investment Zones.
West Yorkshire secures £7.5 million to support local business growth, the funding will focus on driving forward the region’s strengths in health technology. Small and medium-sized businesses can apply for grants ranging from £25,000 to £1 million.
Following our first feature on The Leeds Digital Festival (LDF) where we looked at why Leeds?, we now take a deep dive into the Festival programme and shine the spotlight on one of the sessions from the Health and Medtech stream – ‘Accelerating Digital Innovations across the NHS’.
As Leeds prepares to host its eighth annual digital festival from 18 to 29 September 2023, we explore, in part one of this feature – why Leeds? Why is The Leeds Digital Festival such a huge success here? What lies within our city’s amazing technology, digital and data ecosystem and how is it specifically pioneering ways to improve health and care through innovation?
A new collaboration between researchers at the University of Leeds and the Leeds Health and Care Partnership will explore how best to support people with multiple long-term health conditions.
The multi-award-winning St Gemma’s Hospice is home to the world’s first academic unit of palliative care. Its care is outstanding and it is influencing innovations and standards in palliative care way beyond Leeds. In part one of our Spotlight on St Gemma’s, its Chief Medical Officer and Chief Nurse explain that behind this success lies an unswerving focus on the importance of evidence through research.