Anglia Ruskin University

Medical innovations to support the NHS

Professor Tony Young OBE

Director of Medical Innovation at Anglia Ruskin University, Professor Tony Young is also a practicing frontline surgeon on the NHS, and in 2014 was also appointed as National Clinical Director for Innovation at NHS England.  Medical innovation leads to the discovery and development of therapies that save and extend lives, keeping healthcare costs down and driving economic growth. Dedicated to innovation, in 2015 Professor Young founded the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur programme, now the world’s largest entrepreneurial workforce development programme for clinicians. His work was recognised in the most recent New Year’s Honours List, where he was awarded an OBE for services to clinical leadership.


In his role at Anglia Ruskin University, he helps to inspire the next generation of medical entrepreneurs. Professor Young is the co-founder of Anglia Ruskin’s £500m MedTech Campus, which aims to become one of the world’s largest health spaces. The campus is home to the MedBIC – Anglia Ruskin’s Business Innovation Centre for Medical and Advanced Engineering. As a hub, the MedBIC’s purpose is to assist in the growth of start-up and early stage companies by offering high quality office space, access to lab facilities and business support in a professional, modern and progressive environment.
Professor Young hosts regular networking sessions, with a network of over 1,500 members, offering people in the medical technology and advanced engineering sectors the chance to meet with a range of academics, influencers, innovators and funders.