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For researchers and staff wanting to take their bold idea(s) to the next level. Discover what UCL can offer you and learn how to turn your knowledge into a solution that benefit the society.

UCL has a dedicated office for Enterprise with tailored solutions for students, staff and businesses. See page: UCL Innovation & Enterprise | Innovation & Enterprise - UCL – University College London

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For innovators (academic and clinicians) wishing to work with NHS
  • In the UK, the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) bring together the NHS, industry, academia, third sector and local organisations. They have 15 partners and in UCL we are linked to UCLP (Partners)Our purpose and values - UCLPartners UCLP facilitates the relationships and communications between academics and the NHS, to help speed up the translation from the lab to the hospital service. 
  • NHS Innovation Service. The NHS Innovation Service aims to act as a facilitator between the innovators, UCLP (and other AHSN partners), NIHR, NICE and the MHRA. Innovators can use the service to access bespoke support and to understand the required standards and regulations, the evidence they should demonstrate, and the NHS procurement and reimbursement processes. Your gateway to innovation in the NHS - Innovation Service
  • SBRI (Small Business Research Initiative) Healthcare. The SBRI is an initiative set up by NHS England, supported by the AHSNs and managed by the LGC Group. Competitions (funding calls) are run every year with specific themes. SBRI contracts are 100 per cent funded and the inventor retains the Intellectual Property.
    Phase 1 contracts for feasibility testing are valued at up to £100,000 and last for six months.
    Phase 2 contracts for prototype development are worth up to £1 million over 1 year. 
    Open Competitions | SBRI Healthcare
  • NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme (CEP): The NHS CEP, delivered by Anglia Ruskin University, is an initiative set up to help healthcare staff develop the commercial skills, knowledge and experience needed to successfully spread innovation, for the sake of patients, the public, and the wider NHS.
    The programme offers direct education, mentoring, networking, access to exclusive opportunities, expertise and resources and more. Clinical Entrepreneur Programme - NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme (nhscep.com)
Health tech Podcasts

In no particular order (adapted from Wiktor Szczudlinski's post):

  • The Health-Tech Podcast
    Brought to you by Dr. James Somauroo, a health-tech consultant and founder of @SomX. It covers the latest in health and technology through interviews with founders, investors, clinicians, and experts.
    The Healthtech Podcast | Podcast on Spotify
  • The MedTech Podcast
    It explores the latest trends and innovations in the medical technology industry. New Kid on the Block features interviews with experts, entrepreneurs, investors, and regulators who share their insights and experiences in developing, launching, and scaling MedTech solutions.The podcast covers digital health, biotechnology, diagnostics, therapeutics, and more. Presented by Esh Tatla from BIONABU. 
    The MedTech Podcast | Podcast on Spotify
  • Faces of Digital Health
    This podcast is hosted by Tjasa Zajc, a former healthcare journalist and digital health enthusiast. It explores how digital health is affecting different regions, aspects, and stakeholders of healthcare.
    Faces of Digital Health | Podcast on Spotify
  • Digital Health Unplugged
    This podcast covers the latest news and views on digital health and technology in the NHS and beyond. It features interviews with experts, leaders, and innovators who share their insights and opinions on topics such as digital transformation, interoperability, innovation, and leadership in healthcare.
    Digital Health Unplugged | Podcast on Spotify
  • The Healthtech VC
    The Healthtech VC, hosted by Dr Fiona Pathiraja, features conversations with ambitious startups, outstanding investors and visionary leaders in the healthtech space. Fiona is Managing Partner at Crista Galli Ventures, a pan-European, healthtech-specific VC fund investing in early stage companies building the future of healthcare.
    The Healthtech VC | Podcast on Spotify
  • HealthTech Hour
    HealthTech Hour sees Steve Roest, CEO & Founder of PocDoc, speaking to the founders, leaders, clinicians and investors who are driving the HealthTech revolution and are at the forefront of healthcare innovation. Drawing on his extensive network, Steve will give listeners a unique insight into some of the most exciting technologies and most inspiring people from across all aspects of HealthTech. 
    HealthTech Hour | Podcast on Spotify
  • HSJ Health Check
    Weekly analysis of the biggest issues in health policy and leadership, from HSJ's expert journalists. The go to place for an independent, informed and immediate take on health and care news.
    HSJ Health Check | Podcast on Spotify
  • Big Picture Medicine
    The health entrepreneurship podcast — 'focusing on big picture stuff'. Interviews with health/biotech entrepreneurs and leaders having impact at scale. 
    Big Picture Medicine | Podcast on Spotify
  • Startup Europe
    Every week, Sifted editor Amy Lewin and deputy editor Eleanor Warnock will be diving into the latest news coming out of Europe's tech and startup sector. From cutting edge technology to huge funding rounds and the latest company scandals, they will be taking a peek inside Sifted's newsroom and hearing from the journalists breaking the stories. 'll also be taking a break from the news cycle each month, to bring you interviews with the big names and rising stars of Europe's tech sector. 
    Startup Europe — The Sifted Podcast | Podcast on Spotify

  • Scrubbed In Show
    A podcast by Peerr showcases the stories and insights of healthcare professionals from different fields and backgrounds. It features interviews with clinicians who share their personal and professional journeys in and outside of medicine, including health tech and digital health. Hosted by Dr Abdul Rahyead and Dr Ahamodur Choudhury
    The Scrubbed In Show by Peerr | Podcast on Spotify
    General page: Podcasts | UCL Minds - UCL – University College London
    UCLB - Big Talks on Big Impacts - 19 - 01 - 2023 - UCLB
    Our podcast | MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL
    Academia et al. | IOE - Faculty of Education and Society - UCL – University College London
    Brain Stories Podcast | UCL Research Domains - UCL – University College London