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Clinical innovation

Clinical innovation

Clinical innovation is driven by curiosity, creativity and a passion for meeting the needs of healthcare professionals and industry.

We believe that true clinical innovation is about creating something unique that changes the face of healthcare and can be rolled out seamlessly.

The Clinical Innovation Hub

The Clinical Innovation Hub, based at the School of Medicine, plays a central role in facilitating innovative health and care-based partnerships and projects.

Clinical Innovation Hub partnership organogram

A summary of the Clinical Innovation Hub's relationship with other partners.

Clinical Innovation Hub partners

Lab technician using the qPCR robot.

Central Biotechnology Services

We are an ISO 9001:2015 and GCLP accredited technology facility offering access to a wide range of life sciences facilities to enable your research.

PET Scanner

Wales Research and Diagnostic PET Imaging Centre (PETIC)

PETIC provides researchers and doctors with a far greater ability to detect malignant tissue and track the effects of drugs in incredible detail.

South East Wales Academic Health Science Partnership

South East Wales Academic Health Science Partnership (SEWAHSP)

SEWAHSP is an alliance with a mission to integrate high quality research and education and enhance the Region’s outputs in developing and applying improvements, innovations and health technologies.

Welsh Wound Innovation Centre

Welsh Wound Innovation Centre (WWIC)

WWIC is the first national wound healing centre world-wide and is the flagship facility for clinical innovation in Wales.


The Clinical Innovation Hub is home to the Clinical Innovation Accelerator, a partner in the Accelerate programme.

Accelerate is a revolutionary support programme established to facilitate and speed up the translational pipeline from the identification of ‘real’ healthcare needs, through to the delivery of evidence-based innovation.

Our team of dedicated innovation specialists in the Clinical Innovation Accelerator (CIA) can help businesses to develop new projects and future products and services enabling co-production with direct input from healthcare and research specialists.

Find out more about the Accelerate programme.

The Clinical Innovation Partnership

We are extremely proud of our close partnerships with both the NHS and healthcare industry. As a result of these partnerships, Cardiff has been acknowledged as a centre of Excellence for Precision Medicine.

The importance of clinical innovation in bringing about patient, health, economic and societal benefit is recognised by both the University and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. These shared goals have been captured by the formation of the Clinical Innovation Partnership, which helps to facilitate a close working relationship between the health board and Cardiff University.

This partnership has led to the establishment of the Clinical Innovation Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT). This unique group of experts brings together the expertise of clinicians, academics with that of industry and local government partners to offer advice and support.

The Clinical Innovation Hub plays an integral role in this team.

Find out more about the Clinical Innovation MDT.

Meet the team

Barbara Coles

Barbara Coles

Clinical Innovation Hub Manager, ACCELERATE Project Manager, Innovation and Business Lead – Pentre Awel

Dr Corinne Squire

Dr Corinne Squire

Interim Clinical Innovation Hub Director