NIHR Children and Young People MedTech Co-operative

NIHR Children and Young People MedTech Co-operative (NIHR CYP MedTech) is a national organisation dedicated to developing paediatric medical technology in health areas with high disease burden and clear unmet needs.

We focus on developing medical technology in seven health areas. Our themes are led by expert and dedicated clinicians across the UK.

NIHR CYP MedTech is one of the 11 MedTech and In vitro diagnostics Co-operatives (MICs) funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR).

We offer:

  • A dedicated paediatric health care technology group established to facilitate collaborations between stakeholders to accelerate paediatric technology development
  • We work across the NHS and NIHR infrastructure to collaborate with children and families, health care professionals, academics, industry experts, and funders
  • Identification and validation of unmet needs in child health to support the targeted development of paediatric technology at scale
  • Guidance and expertise in grant writing, project management, and project support


Rare Diseases

Dr Larissa Kerecuk
Birmingham, UK

Respiratory and Sleep

Professor Heather Elphick
Sheffield, UK

Surgical Technologies

Mr Iain Hennessey
Liverpool, UK

Epilepsy, Movement,
& Muscle Disorders

Professor Helen Cross
London, UK


Dr Richard Iles
London, UK


Dr Quentin Campbell-Hewson
& Dr Gail Halliday
Newcastle, UK


Dr Helena Gleeson
Birmingham, UK

Real-time activity tracker

Over 90 SME’s

supported through the TITCH network

Over 100

clinical experts in child health through our networks

Over £6 million

leveraged through the TITCH network for new and innovative medical technology

Contact with over 90

children and families across our PPI activity

Upcoming Events

20-21 May 2020

Sheffield, UK

Latest News

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February 2019 Newsletter

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