University of Nottingham

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The Centre for Healthcare Technologies (CHT) brings together clinicians, academics from all disciplines, patients, and industry to accelerate the pathway from scientific discovery to clinical adoption. Find out how we can support you and our track record of supporting MedTech development:

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With over 100 academics, we can help identify the right combination of expertise to address your clinical questions.

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We have an excellent track record of working closely with clinicians and other healthcare professionals,  developing new solutions that have successfully been adopted for patient benefit.

Browse our case studies to see some of our success stories, or search for what we've been working on your clinical area.

Contact Tanya McCallum for support with your clinical challenge.

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We work with businesses of all sizes from SMEs to multinationals, to develop and enhance medical device development.

We can support:
  • Identifying academic collaborators
  • Helping to get your device NHS ready with CHEATA
  • Innovation funding
  • These partnerships involve a qualified graduate being seconded into a business to lead delivery of a specific project. With access to academic support and up to 67% government funding, the partnerships represent excellent value for participating businesses. We are highly experienced with over 100 delivered projects. 
  • Accessing our facilities and equipment
  • Placements and internships
  • Involvement with doctoral training centres 
      Benefit from a wealth of academic expertise and get access to highly skilled potential employees. There are opportunities to sponsor a PhD or smaller project at reduced costs.
  • By combining real work with rigorous study, degree apprenticeships help businesses to develop a highly-skilled workforce. Designed with employers, they are a cost-effective way to attract, develop and retain talent. Apprentice students don’t pay fees; funding comes from the apprenticeship levy or Government co-investment. 

    Degrees available include 

    - Advanced Clinical Practitioner Level 7

    - Bioinformatics Scientist Level 7

    - Data Scientist Level 6


To identify academic collaborators and business opportunities, contact Deanne Hewson     

To for support getting your device NHS-ready, contact CHEATA

For licensing opportunities  contact Jonathan Gibbons

Find out more about our Funding and support to drive your business forward 


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We facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations between academics, develop links with clinicians and industry and support pathways to impact

Academics from any University can use CHEATA to support Pathways to Impact

For University of Nottingham staff, we can support:

  • Facilitating collaboration with academics in other disciplines
  • Facilitating collaborations with relevant clinicians
  • Facilitating collaborations with regional SMEs through Medilink East Midlands
  • Support for your pathway to impact
  • Supporting commercialisation
  • Support for the evidence base for your development
  • Publicising your research capabilities, case studies and successes

For support in identifying collaborators or other enquiries, contact

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The involvement of patients in our research helps us to ensure the intended solution is fit for purpose and enhances quality of care.

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We work closely with established patient groups, and welcome enquiries from patients wishing to be involved in our research.

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Why choose Nottingham?

Find out more about our track record in supporting MedTech development and why Nottingham is a fantastic location for MedTech companies


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Universities for Nottingham

Universities for Nottingham is a pioneering collaboration, bringing together the combined strength of our two world-class universities.

Event held in collaboration with Medilink East Midlands


We organise and support events that facilitate new collaborations, share scientific advances and discuss clinical challenges



Our Services

The Centre for Healthcare Equipment & Technology Adoption (CHEATA) is part of Clinical Engineering at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and offers a unique support service to clinical, academic and commercial med-tech developers to gather evidence for NHS adoption and to develop devices that are truly NHS-ready.
The Advanced Data Analysis Centre (ADAC) supports research by the analysis and interpretation of complex data.
Device design and evaluation
From human interaction with technology, to biomechanical modelling and electromagnetic interference, we can connect you with the right experts to design and evaluate your device.
The Tissue Directory is the UK's only register of human tissue sample collections that covers multiple diseases and allows searching based on age, gender, disease classification, sample type and available datasets.