Work has begun on a new £23 million medtech hub which will help bring medical technology to market.
The Medical Technologies Innovation Facility on Nottingham Trent University’s Clifton campus is due to be completed by summer 2020.
The research and development building will bring together scientists, engineers, clinicians and entrepreneurs who will work together to create new products and materials.
A further site is planned for Boots’ Enterprise Zone in Beeston.
Nottingham Trent University vice-chancellor Professor Edward Peck said: “I know that many people associate universities – and NTU in particular – with teaching the next generation who will play the major role in our continued prosperity.
“However, our contribution to the economic vibrancy of the city and county goes well beyond teaching, driving research and innovation that grow companies and create jobs. MTIF is a prime example of this contribution.”
Professor Mark Biggs, head of the College of Science and Technology at Nottingham Trent University, which is based at the Clifton Campus, said: “MTIF will improve people’s lives through the development of the next generation of medical technologies.
“It will support industry and enhance the regional economy in the areas of life sciences and healthcare, key priority sectors for the UK Government.”The technologies that will emerge from this initiative will improve the lives of people across the UK and beyond.”