Success Stories

Through a number of funding mechanisms, SINAPSE has enabled its members to

  • Participate in international exchanges with centres of imaging excellence
  • Seed-fund research programmes
  • Work with companies to develop impactful products and services

Some of the successful outcomes of these programmes are detailed here.


SINAPSE Early Career Researcher Exchange Fund 2022

This SINAPSE funded programme sent PhDs and ECRs to work with companies and overseas research labs to give them greater experience of techniques and developments they could bring back to use in their research.

Learn more about the outcomes of this programme here.


One of our key aims is to develop the next generation of imaging researchers. Industrial partnership is crucial in ensuring that research outcomes are translated into the industrial community as well as the healthcare environment.

We welcome companies to  to discuss partnership working opportunities including industrial placements and joint funded PhD studentships. Companies we have worked with include Pfizer, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems, Siemens Medical, GE Healthcare, ReNeuron, Vascular Flow Technologies, Optos, and IXICO.

Through the SINAPSE Seed Fund, PhD studentships on imaging-related research projects starting in 2016 have been funded in partnership with external organisations.

Past activities

SINAPSE was awarded £1.12M from the Scottish Funding Council to lead on developments in Novel and Collaborative Approaches to Knowledge Exchange in Translational Imaging. The project was called SPIRIT, and it funded knowledge exchange with industry in the form of industrial PhD studentships, training seminars for industry and academia and staff exchanges.