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 Interaction 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)

Programme Managers (EPL-HIT)


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. 

The Enterprise Process Labs - High Intensity Training (EPL-HIT) programme applies the Need-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 Interaction Lab, and an EIT Health work package lead for the establishment of an Institute for Need-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 with work experience in education, healthcare innovation, and venture capital. He is particularly passionate about teaching and inspiring the next generation of scientist-innovators. He jointly holds a UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) National Productivity Investment Fund grant 2019–2020, which supports the creation of EPL-HIT. Within the University, he is a MPLS Division Enterprise Fellow, teaching graduate students and researchers with the tools for scientific entrepreneurship. He is also co-founder of a digital health startup, Cibus Health. Ti is an avid cyclist and runner. He has competed in cycling at the British National Level and in middle distance track events at the highest university levels. 




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