Michael works for Innovate UK which is part of UK Research & Innovation. He is responsible for the management of a Government grant funding program called the Biomedical Catalyst that supports UK SMEs developing innovative health & life science products.
To date, the program has provided £210 million in grant funding to UK life science SMEs to support the development of 501 innovative projects/products at different stages of development that are unlikely to have proceeded without this grant funding.
He also provides specialist expertise to Innovate UK for medical devices and diagnostics products. This involves working closely with other bodies such as NIHR, MHRA, DoH, OLS, BEIS, ABHI, BIA, Bionow etc. to find opportunities to accelerate the development and commercialisation of products developed by UK SMEs.
Previously, Michael was a Group Manager at Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and spent 10 years in the medical device industry working for Guidant, Boston Scientific and BIOTRONIK where he was Country Director UK & Eire.
Michael is a member of EPSRC Healthcare Technology Strategic Advisory Board, STFC HealthTech Cluster, EPSRC funded 2D Health programme at University of Manchester, Grow MedTech Leeds City Region, NIHR Surgical MIC (Leeds) and TOPRA MedTech SPIN.