The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Research and Innovation

Innovation Pop Up Celebrates 2 Years & looks to the future

11 October 2023

This September saw our Innovation Pop Up take a breath as we celebrated two years of developing innovations for the benefit of our patients with a dedicated Birthday party at our Gilbert Scott Building. Supporters, friends and pop up members came together and were able to have plenty of positive conversations about the future as well, whilst celebrating how far we’ve come in such a relatively short time.

Through the platform of this year’s Leeds Digital Festival, #ldf2023, this birthday event provided our Trust a fantastic opportunity to put a spotlight on some of the hard work that has gone on over the last two years and a chance to connect more widely with West Yorkshire’s innovation community.  

From Innovation Pop Up to Village, to working with our partners to leverage future investment in Leeds – we’re determined to develop best practice for the NHS in designing and creating healthcare of the future – and to implement in our own ‘Hospitals of the Future’.  And now looking to the next phase of the Pop Up, our continued support from Leeds Hospital Charity and new partnership working with Fujitsu Intel represents the beginning of an exciting new chapter and the next phase of our innovation ambitions.   The innovation Pop Up is at the heart of that ambition, and its growth trajectory – in one of the fastest growing health tech regions in the country – represents our momentum in delivering that vision.

Based at the Leeds General Infirmary the Innovation Pop-Up is home to a growing community of high-tech start-ups, led by our clinicians working collaboratively with entrepreneurs, focused on transforming the latest advances in science, research and technology into real world solutions.

The Innovation Pop-up, and other exciting plans are only possible with the support of our partners and members. We can’t thank everyone here (but you know who you are!) but here for now are a few notable thanks to those who have helped to make all this happen so far: Leeds Universities, Mayor Brabin, West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Leeds City Council, West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts, Leeds Hospitals Charity, Fujitsu Intel, the Pop Up Members and our own superb clinicians.

Here’s to the next two years of innovation and beyond! #innovationpop