HTCF Projects

The HTCF is constantly developing novel multidisciplinary projects for students from across the University of Leeds and nationally. If you have a project, concept or innovation you’d like develop further then please contact the committee at and join our mailing list for the future opportunities.

We have an extensive portfolio of clinical, scientific, academic and industry contacts in our network and are able to help you form the collaborations you need for success.

Past HTCF Projects


Smart Sutures was one of our first projects and involved the design and creation of functionalised surgical sutures with properties aimed at enhancing user feedback for suture training, promoting wound healing and early detection of wound complications. Work remains ongoing and if you’d like to get involved please contact us.


iBio-EDAL was a concept designed by HTCF students tasked with solving the unmet clinical need of anastomotic leak following bowel surgery. They designed an implantable electronic system that measured several biomarkers of post-operative complications applicable to a wide range of surgery and healthcare. Please contact us for more information.