The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Research and Innovation

Innovation Pop Up

Innovation Pop Up




Designed on the advice of Florence Nightingale and completed under the exacting eye of architect Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1869, the Leeds General Infirmary (LGI) was the world’s first civic hospital. It delivered national and international breakthroughs, including the UK’s first kidney and hand transplants and the birth of modern emergency medicine, but now the Grade I listed Gilbert Scott Building is home to a growing community of high-tech start-ups led by clinicians and entrepreneurs focused on advancing modern medicine once again.

Since its launch in September 2021, the Innovation Pop Up in the Gilbert Scott Building has worked with 150 companies across 15 countries including Israel, Norway, Spain, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, the USA, and Taiwan.

It is the first phase in establishing an Innovation Village at LGI and is a valuable test bed for new innovations, technologies, and ways of working before they are implemented in our new hospitals.

Innovation Pop Up member brochure

Contact the Innovation Pop Up team  

0113 392 5162