Healthy Thinking

Accelerating Innovation

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If you're an entrepreneur with an exciting new product or service that you think might benefit patients, where do you turn to for expert advice and support?

In this episode of Healthy Thinking, we find out about Accelerate - a pioneering collaboration between Life Sciences Hub Wales and Welsh universities. The programme does what it says on the tin - it accelerates up the innovation process by offering bespoke research, access to clinicians and patients and development expertise to enterprises.

Head of Life Sciences Wales’ Accelerate programme, Keith Palmer talks to three members of the programme who are passionate about developing innovation in the healthcare sector: Dr Sean Jenkins of University of Wales Trinity St David, Barbara Coles from Cardiff University and Dr. Natalie de Mello HTC Senior Innovation Technologist at Swansea University.

“We love innovators," says Natalie, "we have four partners with a huge wealth of experience and it means that at every stage of development from bench-testing to bedside, you have somebody who can help.”