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Innovation Competitions

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Applications are now closed for the latest Health Tech Enterprise Innovation competition, sponsored by product design and development specialist eg technology, which rewarded the most novel ideas in MedTech innovation.

The Innovation Voucher recipient, Dr Luke Lintin of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust stated, “I am delighted to receive this award for my work, and hope that the funding received, and future collaboration with eg technology will be the perfect catalyst for the development of this project.”

Dr Lintin received his award of £3,000 of ‘in-kind’ support from sponsors eg technology to further the development of a novel solution for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence in woman at our flagship annual MedTech Futures conference on the 1st March 2023 last year.

Open to all NHS staff, the competition had a focus on novel medical technologies. Other previous winners have included Dr Ryan Seguna and Dr Jurgen Herre’s from Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust for the development of a thoracentesis device and Mr Ryan Matthew and Dr Heiko Wurdak’s Mini-brain benchtop test.

New competition dates for 2024 will be announced soon.

What we look for?

Innovation Vouchers are designed to support the development of new medical technologies. Entries are limited to those supporting the development of physical devices or diagnostics platforms. Each voucher will be worth approximately £3,000 of in-kind support.

The Innovation Voucher will enable the winners to work with the Health Tech Enterprise team to develop and progress their idea through activities such as:

  • Ideation workshop followed by concept drawings or story boards
  • Design review of an existing prototype
  • Putting together a user or product requirements specification

Important Information

This competition closed for entries at 5pm on 1st February 2023. New dates for 2024 will be announced soon.

The Innovation Voucher competitions are open to all NHS staff at our partner NHS Trusts. Staff in any role, responsibility, department or grade are encouraged to enter their Medical Technology ideas.

  • Only novel ideas will be supported through the Innovation Competition.
  • Entrants must be prepared to comply with their respective Trust’s Intellectual Property policy.

Contact Us

If you have any questions concerning the Innovation Competition please call Tel: 01223 422422 or email



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