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This is engineering: changing the image of our profession

January 26, 2018

This is Engineering is a new multi-year campaign led by the Royal Academy of Engineering in partnership with eleven major engineering organisations. MeDe Innovation is proud to be a supporter of this campaign. The campaign will change the perception of engineering amongst young people aged 13-18 through a national advertising campaign on the social media […]

China honours Professor Phil Coates with prestigious award

January 11, 2018

Professor Phil Coates, Co-Investigator for MeDe Innovation Theme 2A ‘Minimally invasive implantation of bioactive materials’, has received the International Science and Technology Cooperation Award in China. Phil Coates, Professor of Polymer Engineering at University of Bradford, received the International Science and Technology Cooperation Award from President Xi Jinping in a ceremony held in the Great […]

Research Assistant/Associate position – Newcastle University

January 9, 2018

Research Assistant/Associate (Microfluidics for Osteoarthritis Tissue Models) £27,285 to £28,936 (without awarded PhD) £29,799 to £38,833  (PhD awarded/equivalent experience) You will undertake research as part of an NC3Rs funded project which will develop high throughput micro-tissue based models of osteoarthritis, with the micro-tissue models developed using cell printing techniques. You will work as part of an inter-disciplinary […]

‘Vlog like a pro’ competiton: public voting now open

January 8, 2018

The MeDe Innovation Early Career Researchers have been hard at work creating their own videos and vlogs describing their research, collaborations and professional development within the programme. The public vote is now open, and we need you to decide who wins a GoPro! Videos should be judged on: creativity impact public appeal The video with […]

Inspiring innovation in the medical devices sector – an interview with Professor John Fisher

December 21, 2017

On 7th September, MeDe Innovation’s collaborative approach to innovation won the Academic Innovator award at The Engineer’s Collaborate to Innovate Awards in London. The Engineer magazine recently interviewed Professor John Fisher on how our research inspires innovation in the medical devices sector:   “Through the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Medical Devices, academia and […]

Medical device specialists to keynote 2018 conference

November 23, 2017

The MeDe Innovation conference on 18th January 2018 will be headlined by industry, quality assurance and surgical specialists discussing the importance of ‘Responsible Innovation and the Manufacture of New Medical Devices’.   Dr Suzanne Halliday – Head of Medical Devices Notified Body at BSI Dr Halliday has over twelve years of experience as a Technical […]

Dr Sophie Williams awarded almost £1m EPSRC research grant at University of Leeds

November 15, 2017

Dr Sophie Williams, School of Mechanical Engineering at University of Leeds, is one of eight researchers awarded a grant to address long-term health challenges through the development of innovative healthcare technologies. Dr Williams’ project, ‘Enhanced surgical treatments for hip osteoarthritis’, is designed to improve the understanding of factors leading to impingement – this can occur […]

CPD points awarded by Royal College of Surgeons

November 13, 2017

The MeDe Innovation Annual Conference is now accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) for up to 5 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points. The RCS is committed to enabling surgeons to achieve and maintain the highest standards of surgical practice and patient care. The conference programme has been approved for up to 5 CPD […]

Poster call: Share your approaches and discoveries in medical device manufacture

November 10, 2017

Show how your project in orthopaedic medical device manufacture improves patient lives and supports the industry at the MeDe Innovation Annual Conference 2018. MeDe Innovation is accepting poster presentation proposals that discuss current projects, research challenges, future directions, and novel approaches in the field of medical devices. Poster presenters will have the opportunity to enhance their […]

EPSRC seeking expressions of interest for membership of the Early Career Forum (ECF)

October 6, 2017

The EPSRC is seeking expressions of interest for a refresh of the membership of the early career forum (ECF) for academic researchers in the scope of the Manufacturing the Future challenge theme. Applicants should have a strong focus on advancing the UK’s international reputation in manufacturing research, be open to developing inter-disciplinary research agendas, help […]