Applications are now closed for the latest Health Enterprise East Innovation Voucher competition which will reward the most novel ideas in MedTech innovation. The vouchers are kindly sponsored by eg technology ltd, a product design and development specialist based in Cambridge. As a result of the success of last year’s Innovation voucher, eg technology were excited to participate again this year, and the winner will receive up to five days of development time towards the realisation of their innovation.

Last year’s Innovation Voucher recipient, Ryan Mathew stated, “Having the opportunity to work with such skilled engineers to further develop and automate the ‘Mini-brain’ concept is fantastic. Our long-term aim for the product is for it to be used in the NHS as a benchtop device, and with the support of HTE and eg technology, we are moving a step closer to achieving this ambition.”

Open to all NHS staff in HTE Member Trusts, the competition had a focus on novel medical technologies and closed at 5pm on Monday 29th November 2021.

Short-listed applicants will be interviewed in early January 2022 and winners will be announced by end of January. Check back here to find out who won, and details of our next competition coming in Spring 2022.

What are we looking 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. Ideas that include software as a medical device are eligible, but ideas that are solely software and based on apps, for example, are excluded from this competition.

The Innovation Voucher will enable the winners to work with eg technology 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 with a report on design improvements/recommendations highlighting any risks
  • Putting together a User Requirements Specification (URS) and a Product Requirements Specification (PRS) for the innovation

How to Apply

Entries are now closed for this round.

Important Information

This competition closed for entries at 5pm on Monday 22nd November 2021. Short-listed applicants will be interviewed in early January 2022 and winners will be announced by end of January. A new competition will be announced in Spring 2022.

The Innovation Voucher competition is open to all NHS staff at HTE Member 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 Voucher Scheme.
  • Entrants must be prepared to comply with their respective Trust’s Intellectual Property policy.

Contact Us

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


eg technology are a product engineering design and development specialist based in Cambridge. We have extensive experience within the MedTech sector, ranging from microfluidics and diagnostics to surgical instruments and lateral flow.

Our engineers are highly skilled in taking devices from concept through to transfer to manufacture. Specialising in electronics, software and mechanical engineering, industrial design, human factors, project management and quality assurance, eg technology is ISO 13485 accredited.

We provide our clients with the compliance to standards for safety, quality, risk management and traceability. Our team are able to provide an integrated solution for those who require the expertise to bridge the gap between innovation and a market-ready product.

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