MedConnect North interacted with 28 companies in 2017/18 working on 35 projects. The projects are diverse in nature and target patient population, covering a range of NIHR Specialties. 21 of these projects are categorised as Investigator Initiated Trials (IITs)
NHS & Academia
MedConnect North supported seven NHS/Academic staff with seven projects linked to three partner organisations and one university.
Other 2017/18 positives
Non Metric Positives from 2017/18:
• Finalist in Outstanding Industry Collaboration with the NHS in the Bright Ideas in Health Awards alongside City Hospitals
Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust and Tookie LTD.
• Featured in the Venturefest North East Innovation Showcase.
• Our collaboration with the newly formed National Institute for Health Research Newcastle In Vitro Diagnostics Cooperative
(NIHR Newcastle MIC). MedConnect North has presence on their executive board and the two groups have
representation at each of their management meetings. This collaboration will strengthen the NENC regional offering across
the IVD and med-tech sector.
• MedConnect North supported and helped to facilitate three grant applications. Two applications were successful bringing in
excess of £200,000 to the region.