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Technology & Innovation Zone HealthTech

The University of Strathclyde is a leading international technological university and renowned as a 'place of useful learning'. The interdisciplinary HealthTech Cluster, based in the Technology and Innovation Zone in the heart of Glasgow City Innovation District, has collaboration at its heart and a passion for innovation.

We enable the triple-helix of academic research, commercial enterprise and government in a health technology context. Working with our partners, we are using state-of-the-art innovation, profound expertise and a collaborative 'can do' ethos, in the fields of diagnostics and wearables, digital health and AI, advanced rehabilitation and assisted living.

Through this, we are delivering a faster and more reliable diagnosis of infectious diseases as well as empowering patients to home monitor and manage their long-term conditions. This, and the promotion of health and wellbeing through personalised apps, equates to better and lower cost solutions - better for patients and health services whilst providing significant opportunity for the commercial sector.

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We also offer a Health Tech Industrial Doctorate​ programme that enables people working in a research-orientated role the study for a PhD whilst remaining with their employer. Download the flyer to find out more about how the Industrial Doctorate might help to develop your or your employee's research skills and help to grow your company’s expertise.

Our Vision

Our vision sees the HealthTech Cluster building on our multidisciplinary research collaborations (national and international) with industry and clinicians currently thriving within the Strathclyde ecosystem. Providing a world-leading Healthtech Cluster we meet current and evolving needs in healthcare technology research, driving further industrial and clinical research activity within the Glasgow City Innovation District for the benefit of the UK, and beyond, in the digital age. 

The HealthTech Cluster will initially centre around three main areas:

  • Diagnostics and Wearables
  • Digital Health and AI
  • Advanced Rehabilitation and Assisted Living 

Additionally, we have established a major consortium project (PharmaPlus 4.0) designed to reduce drug-related healthcare costs and improve patient outcomes through data-driven digital technology.  

The HealthTech Cluster will feature a Living lab and promote citizen science where the public can co-create with researchers (academic, clinical and commercial) in the development, or testing, of new HealthTech concepts. 

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Whether you are a health professional facing a complex problem, or an entrepreneur looking for research and academic evaluation or a company ready for the next developmental step, we assist in co-designing bespoke solutions to your needs.

If you are interested in working with the University of Strathclyde, please email

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