- Position: Innovation Development Officer for Translate MedTech
- Email: M.Siddique@leeds.ac.uk
- Location: X101 Medical & Biological Engineering
I am the Innovation Development Officer for Translate MedTech. My role is to develop innovation capability in the Leeds and Sheffield City Region.
Though the delivery of training courses, secondments and early stage innovation support to academics and business development teams working at Translate MedTech partner universities, I help enable medtech researchers in the Leeds and Sheffield City Regions to innovate in a smarter and more efficient way leading to the development of research ideas into a product with the potential for commercialisation.
Role & responsibilities
In my role, I manage the training and development programme which is a flexible, pick and mix programme of introductory, stand-alone training courses.
I run a secondment scheme that aims to progress technologies or develop capability in medtech researchers.
I organise facilitated innovation workshops that are driven by a real clinical need. I also support academics with early stage innovation, focusing mainly on supporting research led funding applications.
I have two years’ experience of capacity building for academics and NGO workers working in public health in Bangladesh, through the provision of training, scholarships and internships.
Prior to working on Translate, I obtained an MSc in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Research groups and institutes
- Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering