Although we run by students, academics and trainees from the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the Cambridge MTF is supported by several other organisations from Cambridge and beyond. We are incredibly grateful to these bodies, without whom it would not be possible to run this programme.
If you are interested in assisting us with our innovation or internship programmes then please feel free to contact us.
Our supporting organisations include:
The National MedTech Foundation
Although now a national organisation with spokes across the UK, the Medtech Foundation first began in Leeds in 2015. Originally known as the Healthcare Technology Co-operative Foundation (HTCf), the original MedTech Foundation is a student-led affiliation of the Surgical MedTech Co-operative, an NIHR-funded research group at the University of Leeds, and its objective is to encourage innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration amongst students and trainees around the UK.
MTF spokes currently exist in Leeds, Cambridge, Birmingham, Warwick and London; if you would be interested in helping to establish a spoke at your university then please get in touch.
The NIHR Surgical MedTech Co-operative (MIC)
The NIHR Surgical MedTech Co-operative brings together healthcare professionals, scientists, engineers, patients and industry to provide technological solutions to unmet clinical needs in colorectal, vascular and hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB) surgery. Although itself based at the University of Leeds, the Surgical MIC recently opened a spoke in Cambridge to promote surgical medtech innovation in the east of England, meaning that the Cambridge MTF is able to easily access local expertise in addition to that located at the main hub in Yorkshire.
The MIC provides key logistical support to the MTF as part of its commitment to training the medtech innovators of the future, and many of its clinicians and scientists also individually support the MTF by guiding our curriculum and organising internships for programme participants.
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Funded by the Department of Health and Social Care, the NIHR is the largest national clinical research funding organisation in the EU. As the financial backer of both the MIC and the MTF, the NIHR’s support is vital to the existence of the MedTech Foundation.