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The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is funded through the Department of Health to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research. It is a large, multi-faceted and nationally distributed organisation. Together, NIHR people, facilities and systems represent the most integrated clinical research system in the world, driving research from bench to bedside for the benefit of patients and the economy.

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We’re based in the heart of Nottingham and provide services to over 2.5 million residents of Nottingham and its surrounding communities. We also provide specialist services for a further 3-4 million people from across the region. We’re one of the largest employers in the region, employing around 14,500 people at QMC, Nottingham City Hospital and Ropewalk House

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The University of Nottingham shares many of the characteristics of the world’s great universities. However, we are distinct not only in our key strengths but in how our many strengths combine: we are financially secure, campus based and comprehensive; we are research-led and recruit top students and staff from around the world; we are committed to internationalising all our core activities so our students can have a valuable and enjoyable experience that prepares them well for the rest of their intellectual, professional and personal lives.

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Birmingham has been challenging and developing great minds for more than a century. Characterised by a tradition of innovation, research at the University has broken new ground, pushed forward the boundaries of knowledge and made an impact on people’s lives. We continue this tradition today and have ambitions for a future that will embed our work and recognition of the Birmingham name on the international stage.

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“The Trauma Management Healthcare Technology Co-operative (HTC) is one of eight HTCs funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). NIHR Trauma Management HTC acts as a catalyst for NHS “pull’’ for the development of new medical devices, healthcare technologies and technology-dependent interventions in trauma. By working collaboratively with patients and patient groups, charities, industry, clinicians and academics, we aim to improve the quality of life and effectiveness of healthcare services for trauma patients from pre-hospital through to rehabilitation in the home.”

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The management team at Surgical Dynamics has been involved in the medical devices market since the mid 1980’s, and as such we have gained an enviable reputation with clinicians and universities, who feel confident approaching us with new ideas. Our team of in-house designers and engineers work hard developing each new product, making use of our state of the art workshop facilities to make and test prototypes. Once a design is finalised and passes all relevant standards and safety tests, it can then be put into production with our in-house team of experienced operatives.

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The University, established in 1904, is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK. We are a world top 100 university and are renowned globally for the quality of our teaching and research. The strength of our academic expertise combined with the breadth of disciplines we cover, provides a wealth of opportunities and has real impact on the world in cultural, economic and societal ways. The University strives to achieve academic excellence within an ethical framework informed by our values of integrity, equality and inclusion, community and professionalism.

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Ceramisys is located in Sheffield, England, and focuses on manufacturing innovative biomaterials and medical implants. Ceramisys has developed a portfolio of implantable products for bone grafting and oculoplastic surgery. Working closely with research institutions such as the Centre for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, and the School of Clinical Dentistry, at the nearby University of Sheffield, along with several other UK and European institutions Ceramisys is able to rapidly develop it’s innovative products and processes.

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York Health Economics Consortium (YHEC) is a consulting company formed in 1986 and wholly owned by the University of York. YHEC is the main consultancy provider of Health Economics expertise at York. YHEC’s purpose is to provide consultancy and research in health economics to the NHS and the pharmaceutical and health care industries. YHEC’s health economics consultancy and research services combine rigorous research standards with efficient project delivery. YHEC also carries out work for a range of clients outside the health sector, including local authorities and the voluntary sector.