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Proceed with confidence and pace in taking your MedTech innovation to market.

Future patients deserve it.

Our mission

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LIHE embodies King’s College London’s mission to make the world a better place.

In a building dedicated to bringing MedTech innovations to patients and the market, we offer hands-on executive support for medical innovations from across the UK, and give MedTech entrepreneurs the confidence to proceed at pace from bench to bedside to boardroom.

Our only metric is how many patients the innovations we support positively impact. Future patients deserve it.

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Only a handful of life-saving innovations make it to the patient bedside due to the complexities of bringing medical technology innovations to market. By collocating all critical stakeholders in a dedicated physical space side by side to our University and Hospital, we are giving the best chance to innovations of making a real impact, at pace. Because our future patients deserve it.
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Professor Sebastien Ourselin FREng FMedSci
Head of School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences and Director of LIHE
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Our dedicated building

Creativity, connection, and collaboration come to life in our landmark building embedded within the campus of St Thomas’ Hospital, part of the Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital NHS Trust, our clinical partner.

LIHE’s unique location, and its dedicated floors for experts, spin-outs, SMEs, and multinational partners, ensure our community represents the MedTech ecosystem at large.

The building’s architectural design explicitly fosters collaboration, with multiple areas inviting creative interaction between our community members.

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The destination for
MedTech innovators

LIHE is the first MedTech venture builder in the UK. We build MedTech companies.

We are a hub in the heart of London where MedTech start-ups, SMEs and multinational companies can connect, collaborate and transform the health and care of patients.

Our members benefit from King’s world-leading scientific, regulatory, market access, and commercialisation capabilities, and unrivalled connections with academic institutions, clinicians and trusts, and industry partners.

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LIHE is the latest trailblazing initiative from King’s College London

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