NIHR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE MEDTECH CO-OPERATIVE
Transforming child health through technology and innovation
NIHR Children and Young People MedTech Co-operative (NIHR CYP MedTech) is one of the 11 MedTech and In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operatives (MICs) funded by the National Institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR).
The 11 MICs work with clinical teams, academics, businesses, and service users to support the development of new medical devices, healthcare technologies, and technology-dependent interventions for the NHS.
NIHR CYP MedTech is the only MIC dedicated to child health and paediatrics. We focus on developing early stage technology in seven themes, led by expert and dedicated clinicians.
We focus on early stage technology development and prioritise innovations that fit within our seven themes. Each theme is led by one or two leading clinicians based at various NHS trusts across England. Our seven themes are:
We believe that the involvement of children, young people, and families ensures technology is adopted more rapidly and better integrated into clinical practice.
Our ethos is therefore to ensure that children, young people, and families are involved at every stage of the innovation pathway.
We work closely with patient and public involvement and engagement (PPIE) groups and experts across the UK.
We work with clinical teams, businesses, academics, charities, children, young people, and families to support the development of technology for child health and paediatrics.
We offer a range of services to support the development of child health technology, including facilitating collaborations with key stakeholders, project management, and supporting funding applications.
NIHR CYP MedTech founded and organises the Child Health Technology (CHT) conference. The inaugural conference took place on 2-5 March 2021.