Bioengineering is at the interface of engineering and medicine. Advances in technology in the last few decades have accelerated the innovation and translation pathways. Due to the ageing population healthcare innovation is a priority for the government highlighted through the appointment of Minister for Life Sciences in 2014 to lead on healthcare innovation.

To encourage and grow innovation we have created a supportive impact environment. Driven by Professor Anthony Bull, Head of Department and Professor James E. Moore Jnr, Director of Research, we are creating translation pathways to take devices to market, developing future medical device entrepreneurs through the MRes in Medical Device Design and Entrpreneurship and working in partnership with Imperial Innovations and colleagues across Imperial College London.

The Department has 8 spin-out companies and attracts seed and philanthropic funding. The £40M donation to create the BME research hub at the Imperial White City campus will revolutionise translational research. As investment in the medical technology sector continues to grow, the Department will continue to be at the centre of future advances.