The Innovator Training Scheme (ITS) is a programme to support researchers to explore and develop innovations and routes to clinical impact, alongside industry partners, and harness 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.

The NIHR Manchester BRC helps bridge the gap between scientific discoveries and life-saving care and treatment for all, through delivering pioneering clinical research.  Based at The University of Manchester, Translation Manchester provides support and training for pre-clinical researchers to navigate and overcome barriers that block the progression of their research. Both organisations have come together to support the ITS.

The aim of this joint programme is to equip and inspire researchers to explore and develop impactful research alongside industry and commercial partners.  Through a series of monthly webinars and other support, the ITS will nurture and support participants on their journey to creating innovative partnerships, new opportunities for collaboration, and a culture of pioneering translational research.

Click here to find out more about this scheme.