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

Future patients deserve it.

Our mission

The London Institute for Healthcare Engineering (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 innovations the best chance of making a real impact, at pace. Because our future patients deserve it.
Professor Sebastien Ourselin FREng FMedSci
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, 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 a unique institute for pioneering start-ups and SMEs that are advancing new medical technologies.

We collocate in a physical space all the critical elements required to support your commercial journey, with dedicated, sustained and tailored executive support. 

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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MSc in MedTech Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The MSc is offered jointly by the School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences and King’s Business School and is open to students from different disciplines - Healthcare, Engineering, Business and Design.

The core training is in MedTech design, scientific research methods, leadership, finance, and marketing. Very uniquely, the students can choose to learn aspects of MedTech that they enjoy – from AI in Healthcare to Robotics and Quality Management Systems to modules in the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine.

As a student, you benefit from being embedded in LIHE’s MedTech ecosystem. You will work in cross-functional, multi-disciplinary teams on ‘real-world’ projects from the MedTech industry or you could build your own MedTech start-up for your dissertation. These real-life experiences prepare you for future roles as leaders, managers, intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs in the MedTech industry.

Learn more about how you can apply.

Download the course brochure here.
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LIHE is the latest trailblazing initiative from King’s College London

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