The Healthcare Innovation Exchange Centre

The Healthcare Innovation Exchange (Helix) Centre, in partnership with Imperial Health Trust’s St Mary’s Hospital, will combine the RCA’s creativity and user-centred design expertise with ICL’s clinical, engineering and scientific know-how, maximising the economic and social impact of healthcare research and innovation with national and international partners.

The Centre builds on previous collaborative work between Imperial College London and the RCA, and is funded by £2.8m over four years from the HEFCE Catalyst Fund. Dr Paul Thompson will co-direct the Centre with Professor Lord Ara Darzi, director of the Institute for Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London. The centre will recruit five designers working across areas including patient safety, and training and simulation technology.