Early Career Researchers

Creating the next generation of researchers in medical device manufacture in the UK is a key part of MeDe Innovation’s mission. The MeDe Early Career Researcher (ECR) Forum aims to help young academics interact with other early career researchers from the breadth of medical device manufacture to form new professional networks that may generate future innovative research ideas.

Our ECR Forum Ambassadors – an enthusiastic researcher from each academic centre –  take a lead in defining and developing workshops and events in MeDe Innovation’s core research areas, influenced by ideas from the membership. Our ECR Workshop held in May, for example, was a great way to get first-hand information about MeDe Innovation projects, make connections with industry partners, and give researchers the opportunity to present on their expertise and the kinds of collaborations they would be interested in.

A LinkedIn group keeps conversations going between meetings, enabling researchers to share information about conferences and prizes, and connecting researchers who want to collaborate on grant applications.

To be kept up to date with our Early Career Researcher Forum activities, join our Linked In group.

Read about the first MeDe Innovation Early Career Researchers Forum Workshop