Healthcare Technologies

Sheffield has a rich heritage in medical technology development and is home to one of the UK’s largest Medical Devices clusters. Sheffield’s steel manufacturing past has meant we have one of the largest concentrations of orthopaedic, medical device and surgical instrumentation companies in the UK.

Healthcare Technology companies that are based in the city can not only capitalise on a skilled workforce but also on our significant expertise in user centred design, novel materials and advanced manufacturing techniques to develop new products and services for the healthcare sector.

Sheffield also provides a prime opportunity to collaborate with universities, research companies and development organisations with considerable expertise in a range of disciplines including human centred design, electronics, diagnostics, additive manufacturing, robotics, health economics, digital healthcare applications, biomaterials and tissue engineering.

The city has also seen the recent launch of the Advanced Well-Being Research Centre, a joint venture between Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Sheffield City Council, which is set to become the most advanced research and development centre for physical activity in the world. Located in Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District, the centre of excellence is already working in partnership with companies such as Toshiba and Westfield Health to provide scientific expertise and facilities to transform concepts into to commercialisation.

Healthcare technology companies can also take advantage of an integrated healthcare community connecting industry, academia and healthcare providers through organisations such as Medilink Yorkshire & Humber and Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network.

For more information about Sheffield’s healthcare technologies please contact a member of the team on 0114 223 2382 or email