Insigneo Institute Joins Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as Newest Partner

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (DBTH) and the University of Sheffield’s Insigneo Institute have entered a formal partnership. 


On 14 July, the Trust and research organisation formally launched their partnership at the Insigneo Showcase, an event which allowed for members, funding agencies and partners to come together and see first-hand the innovative research Insigneo is working on.  

Through this collaboration, both will work together to enhance learning, research, development, and outreach opportunities, and, by combining efforts, aim to discover new possibilities in healthcare and medical research, benefiting both patients and the community.  

Insigneo offers valuable partnership opportunities with significant benefits through their involvement in large grants and industrial investments including: 

  • The South Yorkshire EPSRC Digital Health Hub: This initiative has been awarded £4 million and aims to unite patients, clinicians, researchers, and industry experts to develop digital technologies for addressing major diseases and health inequalities. 
  • Centre for Machine Intelligence: With a £3.6 million investment in Machine Learning/AI, this partnership promises to advance artificial intelligence applications and solutions across various industries. 
  • Data Connect: This venture brings a £1.8 million investment in healthcare data science, supporting the development of data-driven solutions to improve healthcare practices and outcomes. 

These collaborations create an environment for cutting-edge research and innovation in digital health, AI, and healthcare data science.  

Established in 2012, the Insigneo Institute is driving innovative research at the interface of healthcare, engineering and science to transform the future of healthcare technology. They have a diverse membership of over 290 academics, researchers, and clinicians with expertise in areas such as biomedical imaging, healthcare data, computational modelling, and digital healthcare technologies. 

Dr Jane Fearnside, Head of Research at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) said: “I’m thrilled about this partnership and having such an incredible partner to help achieve our vision To establish ourselves as a leading centre of research excellence. This partnership will undoubtedly pave the way for groundbreaking advancements medical technology and drive impactful research that will benefit both our patients and the broader healthcare community.” 

Professor Jim Wild, Executive Director of the Insigneo Institute said: “This new partnership strengthens our ability to work collaboratively with the NHS and contribute to improving health outcomes across the region. 

“We look forward to the opportunity to work with and develop research to contribute to the trust’s areas of strategic priority.