Dr Ritchie M Head
TrusTECH® is National Health Service Innovation Hub for NW England, providing innovation management service to NHS organisations. They support Pharmaceutical and Medical Device industries in product and service development by identifying clinicians, academic or commercial partners to give specialist advice. The team also facilitate the placement of product evaluations and clinical trials in the NHS.
Dr Ritchie Head is assisting TrusTECH build European networks to support technology transfer activities in and out of the Region's Health Service. Ritchie is seeking new links with contacts in European Regions to collaborate on knowledge transfer and innovation projects to improve healthcare services.
Previously, Ritchie Head was Director of a Regional Contact Point for FP6/7 and before this worked as a project leader at TNO in the Netherlands, and as a researcher for a Biotech SME and UK Universities. Ritchie is Director of Ceratium Limited a European research project funding and management consultancy. His academic studies focussed on biofilms and biofouling following a PhD is in Aquatic Microbiology Ecology.
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- Cooperation with SMEs to Improve Health Services ( 3.25 MB)
Trustech is the innovation gateway to the National Health Service in NorthWest England representing over 60 organisations serving 6.7 million people. Services support the spin-out of innovations developed within the NHS through partnerships, licensing or sharing good practice. Two case studies are shown. They also provide access to clinical expertise for third parties, primarily SMEs and RTOs to help with product development and trialling innovations within a clinical environment. The drivers are to develop better interventions for patients, better resources and practice for clinicians and better business models and infrastructures at an organisational level. Trustech are using European projects to develop and share good practice and actively seeking new partnerships in Europe.