Connect: Health Tech
University Enterprise Zone
Connect: Health Tech is a new University Enterprise Zone (UEZ). Initially funded by Research England, it has been created to build a highly effective interdisciplinary bridge between two Cambridge research hubs — the West science and technology hub anchored at the Maxwell Centre and South biomedical hub anchored at the Milner Therapeutics Institute.
The bridge will bring together and integrate a community from across the University, research institutes, NHS, industry, investors, local and national Government, with a focus on med tech, digital health and therapeutics, to create opportunities that will transform the interface between medicine and technology.
To create a thriving business and enterprise community that connects our stakeholders the UEZ has developed a digital platform where users will be able to find new contacts and networks to discuss areas of common interest and catalyse interdisciplinary interactions across the physical and life sciences. Engaging with this online community will enable businesses to share the challenges they face so the community can help solve real world problems.
Connect: Health Tech has now published an ambitious but realistic roadmap for the University and its partners in the Cambridge cluster to deliver transformative therapies at the interface between medicine and technology. The report, Creating a University Enterprise Zone for Cambridge across the life and physical sciences, identifies and outlines the challenges, opportunities and potential solutions to support the future growth of Health Tech in the cluster and wider region. Many of the solutions identified are transferable to other hubs and demonstrate the importance of creating the right environment for ideas, innovation and co-creation to thrive. The roadmap sets out a clear plan to deliver Connect: Health Tech.
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