Dr Elliot Street is the co-founder and CEO of Inovus Medical, a multi award winning designer and manufacturer of medical and surgical simulators. Elliot started Inovus from his student bedroom during his final year at Manchester Medical School with the aim to improve access to affordable surgical simulators.
Since its conception in 2012 the company has grown its base in St Helens to include a wide armamentarium of manufacturing techniques including production level 3D printing. The company prides itself on hiring from and developing the local skills pool and has run numerous award- winning apprenticeships in manufacturing. Inovus products have been sold in over 70 countries worldwide, adopted by Royal Colleges for a range of college approved training courses and are used in over 50% of NHS Trusts.
As Inovus Medicals brand awareness increases the company continues to gain traction in new markets not just with the NHS and surgical associations worldwide but with internationally based medical device companies.
The company credits its success to the relationships it has established with partner organisations such as the Clinical Entrepreneur Programme. Membership within the programme has proved invaluable in guiding and supporting not only Elliot but the Inovus Medical team to develop technologically advanced simulation devices that help to improve and retain trainee surgical skills, while offering the NHS and worldwide associations a substantial cost saving and ultimately better patient care.