SUPPORT

The support we can offer and how to collaborate with us

SUPPORT WE CAN OFFER

IDENTIFICATION AND VALIDATION OF UNMET NEEDS

We work with healthcare professionals and patients across the country to identify and validate unmet clinical needs in child health. You can let us know about an unmet need using our collaboration request form.

ADVICE FROM LEADING CLINICIANS

We focus on developing child health technology in seven themes, each led by expert clinicians around the UK. We work very closely with our Theme Leads to ensure we develop innovations that address validated unmet needs.

INPUT FROM CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE, AND FAMILIES

We work closely with patient and public involvement (PPI) groups and experts to help identify unmet needs and gain their feedback on early stage innovations.

ACCESS TO NHS AND NIHR INFRASTRUCTURE

We work across NHS and NIHR infrastructure, and are one of the 11 NIHR MedTech and In vitro Co-operatives (MICs). We can help you find the right NHS and NIHR organisations to work with.

FACILITATE COLLABORATIONS BETWEEN STAKEHOLDERS

We have extensive networks across healthcare, industry, and academia, and can help you find the right people to collaborate with.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

We have extensive experience overseeing projects across academia, healthcare, and industry, and can manage and support projects of various sizes.

ACCESS TO THE NATIONAL PAEDIATRIC TECHNOLOGY TEST BED

We host the only dedicated NHS child health technology test bed. The test bed supports the rapid clinical evaluation of child health technology.

SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE TO SECURE FUNDING

We are highly experienced in securing funding, and can advise on and support funding applications.

CLINICAL EVALUATION

We can advise on and support the rapid clinical evaluation of medical technologies in the NHS.

REGULATORY AND IP GUIDANCE

We can advise on the regulatory guidance and intellectual property required for various medical technologies.

ACCESS TO THE TITCH NETWORK

We run the Technology Innovation Transforming Child Health (TITCH) network. TITCH is a network of experts that are dedicated to developing technology solutions across all health specialities to improve child health. We can support innovations through the TITCH Network where appropriate.

COLLABORATE WITH US

COLLABORATION REQUEST FORM

Please complete our collaboration request form to tell us about unmet needs, ideas for innovation, or innovations in development. All collaboration requests are treated as strictly confidential and will not be shared with third parties without your express permission.

COLLABORATION REQUEST GUIDANCE

Please read our collaboration request guidance before submitting the form to ensure your request is within our remit.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

For answers to our most frequently asked questions, please visit our FAQs page.

EMAIL US

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us and a member of our team will get in touch.

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