Develop your innovation idea

At UCLPartners, we specialise in seeking out innovative products, services and technologies that are on or close to market and could benefit patients and the NHS.

If you have an earlier-stage idea for a product or service and need support to help develop your idea and get it ready for the marketplace, then we would encourage you to contact one of the organisations below which will be better placed to help you develop your idea into a product that is ready for market.

Who can help?

These organisations will be able to help you find support in areas such as networking, research and evidence generation, seeking investment and intellectual property.

MedCity facilitate and support collaboration across the life sciences sector, helping to turn innovations into commercial products and services.

MedCity can help you to understand the steps along the pathway to turn your innovation idea into a reality. They can help connect you with industry experts, support you to get your work into clinical trials and signpost you to appropriate funding opportunities.

Innovate UK work with companies to de-risk, enable and support innovation. They can support you to connect with partners and investors that can help you to turn your idea into a commercially successful product.

Innovate UK also fund business and research collaborations.

The Innovation Unit can help you to identify and grow interest in your innovation through research, communications and engagement.

Bethnal Green Ventures invest in technology that has the potential to improve lives. They can also connect you with subject experts and provide access to a community for advice and support.

The Intellectual Property Office can help you to understand what intellectual property is, what type of protection you need for your innovation and how to apply for it.

The Small Business Research Initiatives scheme (SBRI) aims to find solutions for identified healthcare problems.

It provides funding opportunities for companies developing solutions for specific health needs.

The NHS England clinical entrepreneur training programme is designed to offer opportunities for junior doctors and wider health professionals to develop their entrepreneurial aspirations during their clinical training period.

If you can’t find the support you are looking for via the organisations above, please get in touch.