Sheffield Healthcare Gateway - Sept 2012


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Sheffield Healthcare Gateway provides a single entry-point for businesses to access the health-related expertise and facilities at the University of Sheffield. From basic science to large-scale clinical trials and evaluation, the Gateway covers the full range of support available to businesses wishing to develop innovative healthcare products and services.

The University, which was named University of the Year in 2011 Times Higher Education Awards, is consistently ranked among the top 20 research-intensive universities in the UK and is currently #1 for Health Services Research.

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Sheffield Healthcare Gateway - Sept 2012

  1. 1. SheffieldHealthcareGateway. Dr. James Lapworth Business Manager September 2012
  2. 2. Overview• The University of Sheffield track record• What is Sheffield Healthcare Gateway? • Team • Web portal• How can we help?• Case studies21/02/2013 © The University of Sheffield
  3. 3. The University in Numbers• 25,000 students• 6,000 staff• £450m p.a. turnover• £100m p.a. research income• Top 10 UK research establishment• Top 100 Globally• Times Higher Ed. University of the Year (Nov 2011)
  4. 4. Rich Heritage: 5 Nobel Prize winnersLord Florey Sir Harry Kroto Dr Richard Sir Hans Krebs Lord PorterMedicine/ Chemistry Roberts Medicine/ ChemistryPhysiology Medicine/ Physiology “Buckminster- Physiology “Free “Penicillin” fullerene (C60)” “Kreb’s Cycle” Radicals” “Introns”
  5. 5. Knowledge Exchange – a serious business£50m - Collaborative and Contract Research£2.6m - Consultancy£1.4m - Services and Testing£2.2m - CPD£4m - Regeneration and DevelopmentOver £60m 2010-2011**HEBCI return 2010-2011
  6. 6. What is Sheffield HealthcareGateway?• “A new centre dedicated to supporting health-related Knowledge Exchange activities across the University”• Aiming to: • Increase knowledge transfer activity of health-related researchers • Build long-term partnerships with Industry• Strong links with: • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Medilink networks, NHS research networks, KTNs• Work closely with: • Commercial and Knowledge Exchange teams across the University (SEG, SSG, KTA, R&IS and Fusion IP) 21/02/2013 © The University of Sheffield
  7. 7. How can we help business?• Providing a responsive access point into the university• Identifying expertise, skills and facilities which are relevant to a company’s needs• Facilitating introductions and initial meetings• Identifying sources of collaborative grant funding and coordinating applications• Ongoing project management and relationship management support21/02/2013 © The University of Sheffield
  8. 8. How can we help academics?• Identifying potential new IP (with Fusion IP)• Proof of concept funding: identifying funds, help with applications and project management support• Identifying and liaising with potential collaborators• Signposting and guidance through University processes• Organising events to promote and support commercial activities• Faculty Innovation Fund to support new interactions with Industry21/02/2013 © The University of Sheffield
  9. 9. Building on Past Successes“The Sheffield Health Innovation Centre (SHIC) atUniversity of Sheffield is providing a valuable solution tothis perennial problem by acting as a portal throughwhich collaboration with local businesses is channelled.The work of the SHIC should be supported andintegrated into any future healthcare initiatives in thecity-region.’ Breeze Report (2011) to Sheffield City Region LEP Re. challenges to accessing University expertise.21/02/2013 © The University of Sheffield
  10. 10. Gateway Team Prof Richard Ross Dr Martin Whitaker Dr Sue SmithFaculty Lead for Innovation Business Manager Business Manager Dr James Lapworth Ms Karen Booth Mrs Lindsey Crowson Business Manager Business Manager Gateway Administrator21/02/2013 © The University of Sheffield
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  14. 14. Faculty Innovation Fund:• Available only to FMDH academics• A “light touch”, rolling call for short-term pump-priming activities aiming to stimulate: • 1 consultancy project with industry, or; • 1 collaborative R&D contract with industry, or; • 1 industrial CASE Studentship with industry, or; • 1 patent application, leading to a license or spinout opportunity21/02/2013 © The University of Sheffield
  15. 15. Med-Tech Industry day, June 2012 Speakers: • Prof Keith Burnett (University Vice Chancellor) • Dr Zahid Latif (Technology Strategy Board) • Dr Mehdi Tavakoli (Healthtech & Medicines KTN) • Dr Beken (Materials KTN) • Philippa Hedley (Sheffield City Region LEP) • + 5 technology presentations highlighting projects with industry partners21/02/2013 © The University of Sheffield
  16. 16. Med-Tech Industry day, June 2012137 Delegates - Industry (55); Academia (55); NHS (14);Other (13) (map)“A fantastic way to find out whatsgoing on nationally and locally in fieldof Med Tech. Great way to network.”“A superb event with an excellent rangeof exhibitors and attendees.” *Feedback from Industry delegates 21/02/2013 © The University of Sheffield
  17. 17. Publicity and Media © The University of Sheffield 13 Jan 2011
  18. 18. Case Studies
  19. 19. “True” collaborative R&D: Co-development of rapid manufacturing processes for soft tissue prosthetics with Fripp Design Ltd. (AMP, Catcliffe) University White Rose Wellcome Knowledge Health Innovation Translational Transfer Funding Partnership Award (£10k) (£40K) (£510k)21/02/2013 © The University of Sheffield
  20. 20. The University of Sheffield as a “Virtual R&D Lab”: New product development with Ceramisys Ltd. (Sheffield) Technology University EPSRC Industrial Strategy Board EPSRC Industrial Knowledge Case award Collaborative Case award 2 Transfer Funding (£66K) R&D (£67K) (£6k) (£880k)© The University of Sheffield 13 Jan 2011
  21. 21. Innovative spin-outs: New “physiological hormone replacement” therapies addressing major clinical needs• Diurnal ltd. – founded 2004• Addressing clinical and patient needs in: adrenal insufficiency, rheumatoid arthritis, hypogonadism and hypothyroidism• Recently completed successful phase 1 clinical trial (see link) 21/02/2013 © The University of Sheffield
  22. 22. “Digital & Connected Healthcare” New assistive technologies to support self-management. heart failure, stroke, chronic pain…© The University of Sheffield 13 Jan 2011
  23. 23. Technologies for Assisted Living: VIVOCA – “allows people MAAVIS – “allows greatly with severe speech disability simplified access to media, to communicate via a communications and the speech synthesiser.” web.”© The University of Sheffield 13 Jan 2011
  24. 24. Oral Disease & Neuroscience: Oral mucosal model – “a Mechanisms and models 3D tissue model of the of pain – ability to compare mucous membranes found healthy vs diseased human in the mouth.” tissue Moharamzadeh K, et al (2009) Rodd HD & Boissonade FM (2000) J Periodontol. 80(5):769-75. Eur J Oral Sci. 108:467-474.© The University of Sheffield 13 Jan 2011
  25. 25. Dr James Lapworth– Contacts @JWLapworth © The University of Sheffield