Medical Innovation

2–3 October 2018
Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham, UK


Your chance to sell your medical innovation to the MOD within 1 year


jHub, the innovation centre for UK Joint Forces Command (JFC), which aims to find world-class technology and talent to get them into the hands of the user, is undertaking an open call for innovation in the field of defence medicine. With a £20m innovation fund (FY18/19), jHub aims to fast-track successful proposals through the procurement process within 1 year or less.

Medical Innovation, an annual conference led by Defence Medical Services, has partnered with jHub to facilitate the open call.

Scroll down for further information and submission details.




Open Call for Innovation: Med Surge

Be part of the next generation of Defence medicine providers.

Does your company specialise in medical technology, process or clinical innovation? Can you assist the Ministry of Defence in improving patient care and outcomes in mental health, musculoskeletal injury or have you developed novel ways to assist prolonged field medical care?


In financial year 2018/19, the jHub has £1 million set aside to assist with piloting innovation ‘solutions’ and Joint Forces Command has £20 million to ensure successful pilots get into service. This is your chance to impact the future of defence healthcare.

Can you assist with any of the following?

1. Prophylaxing combat trauma and disease non-battle injury (DNBi)

What novel approaches to pre-deployment preparation of human nutrition, physiology and cellular systems might enhance organ resilience to blood loss and tissue damage and physiological / psychological resistance to disease?

2. Disruptive approaches to understanding physiological and anatomical disruption, near patient testing

What new diagnostic imaging, monitoring and biochemical sensing innovations could improve pre-definitive care on the battlefield?

3. Predictive Algorithms

How can the power of predictive algorithms be used to guide decisions about who to treat, when to treat, and how to treat?

4. Fusion of future transfusion strategies 

How can artificial blood substitutes, new means of delivering blood products, and guided resuscitation strategies be integrated into current resuscitation algorithms to help mitigate extended transfer timelines and safely defer definitive haemostasis?

5. Total Wound Care

Managing the wound when definitive care is not available. What novel dressings, antibiotic therapies and regenerative wound care products can be developed to stabilise the wound and maximise tissue recovery?

6. Remote clinical support and decision making

How can telemedicine, augmented reality and virtual presence be delivered to non-clinical providers in the remote pre-hospital care environment?

The submission deadline for Med Surge has now passed


The jHub team will be exhibiting at Medical Innovation 2018 to meet with suppliers who are interested in discussing their innovative ideas.


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Please contact should you have any queries.

How does jHub work with Industry?

jHub works with the 7 organisations within Joint Forces Command to identify problems, such as capability gaps or areas for improvement. Industry is then invited to submit their solutions in the form of a proposal. Utilising a traditional funnel design, jHub then works to a 4-stage process.



Event Countdown

Event Countdown

There is still time to confirm your stand space at Medical Innovation 2018.


Previous Exhibitors Include:



  • The event surpassed our expectations in terms of content and footfall. In addition, DMS’ s presence really helped to boost the medical capability proposition. The visitors that we saw were of high value. A job really well done!
    David Morgan
    Safe Triage
  • The event organised by DMS and Clarion Events proved to be an enormous and valuable centre piece, attracting vast numbers of interested delegates keen to understand the trauma pathway for service personnel injured on operations. A number of potential business opportunities are now being pursued with both UK and foreign delegates.
    Simon Burgess
    Blatchford Clinical Services
  • This is an excellent forum to showcase the latest products to representatives of military from across the globe. It is the ideal location to launch new products and to develop new business opportunities.
    James Lindop