The University of Salford is hosting a festival which celebrates the future of healthcare innovation, cutting-edge research and technological innovation.

Hosted on Wednesday 7 February, the Health Innovation Festival gives guests the chance to attend a series of 8 workshops, join guided tours and learn more about their specific areas of interest.

As a free drop in event, the Health Innovation Festival gives healthcare and life sciences professionals the opportunity to explore the university’s facilities and learn more about the health-based expertise that makes the University of Salford a hub for innovation.

Attendees can learn more about

NERIC (North England Robotics Innovation Centre): A cutting-edge facility focusing on robotics and automation, instrumental in advancing industry collaboration and innovation. It provides a unique space for SMEs to design, test, and validate innovations in robotics, automation, and AI, catering to sectors like healthcare technology, intelligent infrastructure, and smart cities. Learn more.

Medical Imaging Suite: The Centre for Medical Imaging at the University of Salford is a £2.87 million facility providing world-class resources for teaching, learning, research, and clinical provision. It features advanced equipment like the Revolution Maxima CT scanner and Discovery static digital X-ray systems. The centre includes a dementia-friendly imaging room contributing to research in this field. Learn more.

Podiatry Clinic: The Podiatry Clinic at the University of Salford is a comprehensive facility offering a range of treatments under expert supervision, addressing various foot problems, including nail surgery, biomechanical issues, and sports injuries. The clinic is an invaluable asset for both the community and student education in podiatry. Learn more.

ThinkLab: The ThinkLab at the University of Salford specialises in envisioning digital futures and tackling emerging global challenges. It offers a unique service and creative facilities for collaboration and co-creation, blending university teams with external partners. Utilising gaming technology, big data tools, and advanced visualisation, ThinkLab develops digital platforms and interactive experiences. Learn more.

Acoustics Lab: The Acoustics Research Centre has a rich 60-year history in acoustics and audio research, with funding from various councils, governments, and industries. Known for its significant impact in the field, the Centre boasts world-class laboratories, including listening rooms, reverberation rooms, and anechoic chambers. Learn more.

Simulation Suite: The Healthcare Simulation Suite is a state-of-the-art facility designed for practical skills development in health and social care. It features hospital rooms, a midwifery labour room, and advanced patient simulator manikins. The immersive simulation room allows for realistic scenario-based problem-solving. Learn more.

The Centre for Sustainable Innovation: Hosted by Salford Business School, the Centre for Sustainable Innovation focuses on digital transformation and sustainability, bridging academia and business. It provides cutting-edge knowledge, skills workshops, and R&D support, fostering collaboration across disciplines. The Centre’s multi-disciplinary approach addresses complex challenges, driving sustainable change in the business ecosystem. Learn more.


Salford Antibiotics Research Network: The University of Salford’s research on antimicrobial surfaces focuses on developing coatings to prevent the spread of diseases through touch, which is crucial for healthcare providers. Using chemical vapour deposition, this research applies thin layers of antimicrobial metals, such as copper, to surfaces frequently touched in healthcare settings. Learn more.


Digital Health and Medical Imaging: Digital applications provide new and sustainable ways of building capacity and capability in public health and social care systems, improving the lives of people with long-term conditions and bringing applied research to underserved communities. Our work in this area involves transdisciplinary collaborations across the health and social care professions. Our work in this field has been received from NIHR, Health Education England, Salford Clinical Commissioning Group, NHS X, Kidney Care UK. Learn more.


The festival offers the chance to attend workshops to learn about cutting-edge research, innovation, and teaching. You can also network with experts in various fields and drop in to guided tours showcasing the future of healthcare and technology.

Book your free place here.