MedTech Campus

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The MedTech Campus is a collaboration between Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford City Council, Harlow District Council and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council.

Creating a globally-recognised cluster for the medical technology sector, the Anglia Ruskin MedTech Campus provides an environment for world-class entrepreneurial thinking to achieve commercial success. The combination of academic knowledge, industry connections and shared business networks facilitates the commercialisation of new technologies across the UK MedTech sector.

Launched in 2012 to foster a cluster of medical technology and life sciences companies in Essex that promote innovation and growth within the sector, the campus is committed to:

  • supporting collaboration between academia and business in order to develop partnerships that result in long-term benefit to both parties
  • providing services that support the commercialisation of new products and services
  • raising awareness of Anglia Ruskin University’s expertise and business services that support the sector.

Our expertise, your solution

Our breadth and depth of knowledge, combined with our ability to respond quickly to client needs, makes us an ideal partner during the innovation process.

ARU has specific expertise in the following areas:

  • additive manufacturing
  • engineering
  • health services (including ageing, sustainable health systems and workforce, vision)
  • medical devices and technology.

Our partners

The venture is a partnership between Anglia Ruskin University (providing a network of hospital and mental health trust partners and community-based providers), Chelmsford City Council, Harlow District Council and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council.

The founding partners are supported by a number of other key stakeholders in industry, local and central government and the NHS.

As a founding partner, Anglia Ruskin University is a key provider of business and innovation services and facilitates access to a wide range of relevant expertise, sector dedicated research, specialist consultancy staff, and testing and clinical trials capabilities.

The partners will lever private sector investment to deliver major economic growth and social benefit in the MedTech. The partners will bring MedTech businesses, innovators, health and care organisations, users and customers together more closely to create new business opportunities and to help improve patient care and the international competitiveness of UK innovation.

Campus locations

The physical Campus will span three key locations in Essex at Chelmsford, Harlow and Southend-on-Sea. Together, they'll create one of the world’s most significant health innovation spaces for driving growth among businesses in the medical technology, telehealth and assisted living sectors.

The combined geographical space is more than 120 acres and comprises a mixture of incubator space for startups, R&D facilities for growing SMEs and custom premises for a range of international and UK-based established companies.

Essex is ideally placed to become the home of MedTech, with its recognised national and international clinical strengths; a high-level concentration of MedTech businesses; easy access to London; and a highly-qualified workforce, excellent schools, affordable housing and strong transport links.

Contact us

Anglia Ruskin MedTech Campus
Anglia Ruskin University
Bishop Hall Lane
Essex CM1 1SQ

Aideen McCambridge, Manager, Anglia Ruskin MedTech Campus
Tel: 01245 407400