Challenging the next generation of medical innovators
Over the past few months, Team Consulting has been supporting the 2020/21 Cambridge MedTech Foundation Innovation Programme, an educational programme designed to introduce students and post-grads to the world of medical device development.
Taking place over 12 weeks, the programme involves a series of workshops, projects and mentoring designed to help the participants develop their skills and understanding of medical device development. As a sponsor this year, Team has played an active role in the programme, including a session hosted by Charlie Dean, Mechanical Engineering Consultant, on how to take a medical device from concept to product.
“The skill and diversity of the teams was clearly evident by the excellent work delivered and concepts generated. The multi-disciplinary approach to this education programme is a shining example of how bringing the right mix of talent can lead to amazing innovation. It was a privilege to connect with such an engaged and motivated cohort.” Charlie Dean, Mechanical Engineering Consultant, Team Consulting.
The programme recently culminated with a final pitch event, where six teams were tasked with developing innovative solutions to real clinical problems. Iain Ansell, Consulting Director at Team, joined the panel of judges to provide feedback on the pitches.
“It’s always great to see students interested in the world of medical device development. This is a really valuable initiative and I’m glad Team Consulting has been able to support it this year. I hope to see some of these students bring their talent to the medical device industry in the future.” Iain Ansell, Consulting Director, Team Consulting.
Our thanks to Cambridge MedTech Foundation for the opportunity to be involved – we wish everyone on the programme the best of luck in their onward careers. To find out more about the programme, click here.