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The programme builds on the global success of the Oxford Biodesign Fellowship and is run at a world-leading University.


Prof Jeroen Bergmann is Associate Professor at the Department of Engineering Science and Senior Research Fellow in Engineering & Entrepreneurship at the University of Oxford. He is the Group Leader of the Natural Interactions Lab, and a Lecturer at Christ Church. His research interest is in developing new preventative and assistive technologies that allows for more natural interactions. He has experience in developing laboratory prototypes and taking them through clinical validation to make a real-world impact. His work focuses on the development, design and application of novel healthcare technologies. 

Programme Manager (GIF)


Daniel Mogefors is the programme manager of the Global Insight Fellowship (GIF) at Oxford Healthtech Labs, within the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford. Daniel is also the activity line coordinator for the EIT Health Fellowships Network, which is a comprehensive health innovation activity that presents a unique learning experience for participants. 

Programme Managers (EPL-HIT)

The Enterprise Process Labs - High Intensity Training (EPL-HIT) programme applies the Needs-Led Innovation methodology to focus areas within the UK industrial strategy.

Dr Erfan Soliman, one of the programme managers for EPL-HIT, is a biomedical engineer and educator with experience in curriculum design, product development, and business. He is a co-founder of a digital health company focussing on infant wellness, and he is passionate about developing technologies for healthcare applications. He wears multiple hats at the University of Oxford as a stipendiary lecturer at Somerville College, a researcher in the Natural Interactions Lab, and an EIT Health liaison working on the establishment of an Institute for Needs-Led Innovation. As a former MPLS Enterprise Fellow, he also supports graduate students and early career researchers in the establishment of translational projects and spin-out companies.

Dr Ti Xu is a physicist by background. His DPhil was on the topic of magnetic resonance imaging physics (Lincoln College, Oxford 2017). He has work experience in education, healthcare innovation, and venture capital. He is particularly passionate about the convergence of digital technologies with health and wellness, and he is a co-founder of a digital health startup, Cibus Health, that is part of the University of Oxford Incubator. He was an Ideas-2-Impact Fellow at the Oxford Saïd Business School and currently a MPLS Division Enterprise Fellow, supporting graduate students and researchers with the tools for entrepreneurship. Outside of work, Ti is an avid cyclist and is frequently training in various parts of the world.




Denise Dempsey is the point of contact for the Oxford Healthtech Labs. As Professor Bergmann and the team’s PA, I am responsible for the day to day running of their office. 


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