The Health and Care Infrastructure Research and Innovation Centre is a collaboration between existing research centres at Imperial College London, and the Universities of Loughborough, Reading and Salford.
As the HaCIRIC research challenges develop, it is anticipated that the comprehensive skill set of the current partners will be enhanced by drawing in the best expertise from leading UK and international research organisations.
HaCIRIC is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
We run a range of thematic seminars, stakeholders meetings and academic symposiums. The impact of HaCIRIC's events are fully realised with the generous support of our sponsors and corporate partners, whose involvement can range from an event based contribution to support for a full programme of events.
Within its portfolio of projects, HaCIRIC is working with a wide range of partners from across the healthcare system and its supply chain. These include private sector suppliers, healthcare providers and government. As projects are developed, new research partners will be engaged in HaCIRIC's activities. This is creating a comprehensive and dynamic knowledge and skill base for understanding the challenges of providing future healthcare infrastructures.
Our philosophy is to be adventurous, independent and critical. Problems faced by practitioners and policymakers are inter-related and best investigated through interdisciplinary, collaborative research methods. We engage closely with research users from industry, the health and social care services, and government in developing and carrying our projects. Currently we are working with over 80 partners, including health and social care authorities, private sector companies and non-profit organisations.
Research partners include:
The European Centre for Health Assets and Architecture (ECHAA), the Medical Architecture Research Unit (MARU), the National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (NIHR CLAHRC).