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Medical and technical innovations

Supporting local, national and international business with world-leading impact.

Our leading technical and academic expertise, and excellent facilities provide an exceptional service for business. By sharing our wealth of experience with our clients, we consistently deliver projects with real world impact in terms of business efficiency, performance and innovation.

We work with local businesses, companies from across the UK and instantly-recognised brands to establish partnerships and collaborations that deliver business and social benefit.

Experts in exchanging university knowledge for business growth

Driven by real business needs, our bespoke solutions are informed by world-leading research and provide innovative, thought-provoking ideas to meet the challenges facing business today.

Contact industry and academic experts including:

  • DMU academic, Peter Ford who is a Professor of Design, Head of Commercial Design
  • Stuart Hilton, Industry Engagement Manager for Art, Design and Humanities

We welcome discussions with potential new partners for graduate placements, office space for business start-ups, inward investment into our spin out activities, collaborative working or for knowledge exchange activities, contact us via email or telephone.

The Design Unit

The Design Unit is a highly innovative research group with a strong track record of success in the design and development of a wide variety of products and design implementation strategies.

The Design Unit has supported a large number of companies both large and small in making better use of design in their New Product Development strategies. In particular, the development of products for high volume manufacture and the identification of cost effective methods for manufacturing high value products in low production volumes.

Medical devices for business innovation

Rober Nodec System

A premium range of alternating pressure mattress systems that prevent patients developing pressure injuries, as well as promoting the healing of established pressure ulcers.

Albert Medical - Melio Leg Bag

A new and revolutionary discreet aid for self-managing urinary incontinence. The Melio system is particularly beneficial for those with limited strength, flexibility or mobility.

University of Leicester - University Biopsy Pool

Enables the rapid and safe collection of soft-tissue samples from the deceased.

Ergoraiser - a modular limb support 

Innovative design to meet the comfort and support needs of both patient and practitioner.

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