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Reaching-out into year two

September 30, 2014

It’s been a bumper month for the Centre’s Outreach and Engagement activities in September:   We’ve published our first annual review: a 36-page report on the Centre and its achievements during its first year of operation (Read it by downloading the PDF or request a printed copy). We launched our Fresh Ideas Fund: small grants […]

Biomimetics to Inform the Manufacture of Medical Devices – September event outcomes

September 19, 2014

MeDe Innovation Research Workshop, 18 September 2014 On Thursday 18th September 2014, the University of Sheffield hosted the first MeDe Innovation research workshop to highlight the latest in research in Biological & Biomimetic Materials for Medical Devices & Health Technologies. The event was attended by over 70 representatives from industry, universities and hospitals. Natural materials […]

Day in the life: Miquel Gimeno-Fabra – networking for opportunities

September 15, 2014

The ‘Day in the Life’ series of blog posts gives an insight into some of the people and roles that support the delivery of the MeDe Innovation research challenges. The second ‘day in the life’ post comes from Dr Miquel Gimeno-Fabra, a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham. I heard a quote recently, […]

Day in the Life: Mazen Al-Hajjar – seeking new experiences to broaden horizons

July 7, 2014

The ‘Day in the Life’ series of blog posts gives an insight into some of the people roles that support the delivery of the MeDe Innovation research challenges. The first ‘day in the life’ post comes from Dr Mazen Al Hajjar, a Senior Research Fellow working on tribology of hip replacement at the University of […]

Visiting a global manufacturer of orthopaedic implants

May 30, 2014

In January 2014 we launched an early career researcher forum to foster the professional development of tomorrow’s rising stars in innovative manufacturing in medical devices.  Their first meeting was hosted by JRI – a manufacturer of orthopaedic implants.  Marlene Mengoni, an ECR Forum Ambassador based at Leeds has given us her account: On Wednesday 28th […]