Innovator Training Scheme

The Innovator Training Scheme (ITS) is a joint programme between Manchester BRC and Translation Manchester and will support researchers to explore and develop innovations and routes to clinical impact, alongside industry partners, and exploit their research for the benefit of patients.

The academic, clinical and wider societal impact of translational research can only be fully maximised by harnessing the industrial and commercial ecosystems in which they are delivered.  Greater Manchester has a unique healthcare ecosystem which supports innovation and implementation of research.

Recognising this, in 2021 the BRC industry and training teams have developed the proposed ‘Innovator Training Scheme’ (ITS), in partnership with Translation Manchester and the Wellcome Trust Translational Partnership Award.

A series of successful webinars was delivered in 2021 and can be watched from the links below.

In 2024, Translation Manchester and the BRC team launched the “Translational Research Skills Portal”. This training portal builds on the webinars from the original Innovator training scheme and provides additional learning resources to innovators and support staff interested in translational research. In addition of the Innovator Training scheme webinars, the Translational Research Skills Portal contains modules on research impact, medical devices and drug discovery. More resources will be added in the future. Head over to this link to find out how to access the portal.

Join in and get the latest on the programme on Twitter at #MCRinnovator.

Further information

Visit: NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre website

Dr Colette Inkson, Manchester BRC Industry Liaison Manager

Jane Crosbie, Manchester BRC Training Lead


Watch past sessions below: