Medilink South West
The Life Science Industry Network for the South West

Launch of new Health Tech Hub Website


Launch of new Health Tech Hub Website

about the health tech hub

The Health Tech Hub team is based at the University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol and is led by Professors Janice Kiely and Richard Luxton. The founding partners that will join UWE in the delivery of its projects are the West of England Academic Health Science Network, University of Bristol, Sirona Care and Health, Designability, Dycem Ltd and P3 Medical Ltd.


The Health Tech Hub is located in the University’s Enterprise Zone which is accessed via the North Entrance of the University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus. The University is easy to reach from most areas of the country, situated close to the M4 and M5 motorways. There are also excellent train and coach connections. Bristol Parkway station is within walking distance and there are regular buses directly to campus. Bristol Airport has direct flights to many UK and European cities.



The Health Technology Accelerator Programme (HTAP) is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to support small to medium businesses in the West of England region develop new products or services for the health and life science sector. The project is managed by the University of the West of England and the West of England Academic Health Science Network, and will provide free business coaching and mentoring for businesses that believe they have an innovative product or service that has the potential to benefit the health and social care sectors.

Read more about the Accelerator Programme here



We have state-of-the-art facilities, including wet labs, system development labs and product design suites, serviced by core technical staff that can be rapidly and flexibly deployed. Examples of support that we can provide include proof-of-concept studies and data collection, prototype development and de-risking and product evaluation/testing.

There is a ‘Living Lab’ facility which will allow businesses and health professionals to work with users to perform controlled, near real-life trials of their technologies/products in hospital, care homes and domestic environments.

Read more about the HTH Lab facilities here