Free events for Healthcare Technology companies

Innovative healthcare technology solutions for business

Sheffield Hallam designs, develops and tests innovative healthcare technology products and services for UK businesses. Through Design Action, Yorkshire companies can receive funded support for up to 15 days.

What we do

At Sheffield Hallam University, we have a diverse range of knowledge and expertise. Through our Healthcare Technology Development offer, we work together to create products and services for businesses across the UK.

Design Action is an EU-funded initiative that allows our consultants to work with Yorkshire companies for up to 15 days. They can help find new opportunities, carry out vital research, design, prototype, and evaluate ideas and products. We can also help companies access clinicians for specialist advice and guidance on their work.

Based on user-centred principles, we identify and address clinical needs in a way that has a real impact on people’s lives. We work with businesses to develop the tools they need and create products that make a difference to their customers and patients.

Take a look at some of our case studies to find out more about what we do and the areas we work in. If you have a project that we can help with, get in touch now.

Our expertise

We have expertise in a wide range of areas, including: product design, interaction design, graphic design, packaging design, engineering design, sports engineering, materials engineering, programming, bio-analytical, microbiological, MALDI Imaging, organic synthesis, coatings, materials analysis, materials modelling.

Our resources

We have and can access resources including: motion capture suites, high-speed video capture (up to 60,000 fps), rapid prototyping, 3D virtual suite, mock operating theatres, User Lab to re-construct any domestic scenario including all utilities, MALDI Imaging, XRF surface analysis.

Our research centres


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"Working with Sheffield Hallam's Healthcare Technology Hub experts has helped transform our business and bring real benefits to the patient groups that wear our products." - Shane Nickson, Trulife.

Case studies

Take a look at our case studies to find out more about the areas we work in and what we can do for you.



Using Microsoft Kinect’s depth cameras for imaging the breast region in three dimensions.


Compact Breath-actuated Dry Powder Inhale

A more convenient, less-stigmatising reliever inhaler.


Bone mineral density assessment

Bone mineral density assessment using novel analysis techniques.


Wearable Medical Monitoring

A wearable system that provides provides more accurate assessment of people with diabetic foot disorders.


Free events for Healthcare Technology companies
Do you need help with bringing health technology products and services to the market? Stuck for ideas? Could some specialist input help you to take the next step forward with your ideas? Then our Design Action programme could be just what you’ve been looking for. We can offer SMEs in Yorkshire and Humberside funded assistance with innovative ideas in product design and digital interfaces.

Come along and chat with us about your ideas at our upcoming events:

Nibbles and Networking – 5.00 to 6.30pm on 18 November
This event will showcase Virtual Reality applications and how it could demonstrate your emerging technologies. Plus, you’ll get to meet like-minded individuals from other HCT companies and specialists from the university.

Lunchtime Launches – Contact us to book a free one hour individual slot between 11.30 – 2.30pm on 21 October, or 25 November

Book a free consultation with one of our experts to discuss your design ideas. Tell us in advance, and we’ll make sure that you get to speak to the most appropriate person to help you identify your next steps.

The project is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and runs until the end of June 2015.

Contact Julie Roe on 0114 225 6759 for further information or to book your place, You can also use our contact form below.

Get in touch

If you're a clinician or if you have a business and think that we can help solve a healthcare technology problem, get in touch using the form opposite. You can also contact us via the details below.

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