FAST UK: Edinburgh

CLSI is collaborating with the University of Edinburgh’s Health Technology Accelerator Facility (HTAF) to offer commercialization advisory services on six (6) products through February 2020.

About HTAF

The Healthcare Technology Accelerator facility (HTAF) provides a one-stop shop for healthcare technology development from inception to translation and commercialization. The HTAF removes traditional barriers, creates opportunities, catalyzes innovation and expedites impact.  The key to the HTAF is a cadre of core staff that have responsibility, ownership and an ethos of team science to expedite the development of healthcare technology.  For each HTAF Confidence in Concept (CiC) project, CLSI works with the HTAF to develop a clear pathway by which the technology can be commercialized and by which further funding can be attained.

The HTAF is a multi-stakeholder, multi-institution partnership building upon unifying translational clinical ‘pull’ and physical sciences ‘push’, and includes, in addition to CLSI:

  • The UK Medical Research Council (MRC), whose Confidence in Concept Funding scheme allows HTAF to support promising early stage research projects.
  • The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council(EPSRC), the UK’s main agency for funding research in engineering and the physical sciences
  • The Proteus Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration at the University of Edinburgh
  • University of Edinburgh Medical School and Veterinary Medical School (Clinical Faculty)
  • University of Edinburgh Business School
  • University of Edinburgh College of Science & Engineering
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • University of Strathclyde Technology Innovation Centre
  • University of Bath
  • University of Durham
  • The Academic and Clinical Central Office for Research and Development (ACCORD; University of Edinburgh and NHS Lothian)
  • NHS Medical Physics
  • NHS R&D Research Nurses
  • Edinburgh Innovation
  • Wellcome / EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences
  • Invited industrial partners