Orthopaedic Research Institute - Phase 2

This will accelerate global reach of ground breaking Orthopaedic Research at Bournemouth University and ORI presence in the BU Global hub in China, India, the ASEAN hub and in Eastern Europe.

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Project Status - Ongoing

  • Start Date: 28/11/2018
  • End Date: 31/03/2021
  • Local Growth Fund allocation: Up to £1,026,312
  • Allocated to: Bournemouth University

Project Summary

- Phase 1: Purchase of equipment to establish the Orthopaedic Research Institute - COMPLETED.

- Phase 2: Purchase of additional equipment and expansion of ORI as a global gateway - ONGOING


Local Growth Fund awarded to establish a research centre of excellence in orthopaedics at Bournemouth University, to grow Dorset’s Orthopaedic Development and Innovation Accelerator Cluster of innovative businesses in this field.

Phase 2 - ONGOING

Local Growth Funding has been allocated to enhance BU ORI facilities and to fund additional equipment, to provide training for UK and overseas surgeons and other high-value healthcare professionals, and to deliver training in conjunction with industry.

This will accelerate the global reach of ground breaking Orthopaedic Research at Bournemouth University and a presence in BU Global hubs currently being set up in South Africa and planned for India, Australasia and Eastern Europe.

Watch a video about BUORI’s new GRAIL and virtual reality training equipment here.  

For further information visit the BU ORI website.

Phase 2 outcomes:

  • To attract up to £100M inward investment by supporting at least 2 companies per year for 5 years, through R&D activity and introduction to global market through ORI global hubs.
  • To create up to 200 jobs within ORI and through associated partners over 5 years.
  • To train over 50 surgeons and health professionals every year through postgraduate courses.
  • To enrol over 100 subjects per year in clinical trials                                                                                   
  • Up to an additional 50 learners trained per year (by FY 2025)                                                                                  
  • Up to an additional 70 clinical trial participants per year (by FY 2025)      

Contact Details:

Dorset LEP
Nimisha Loveridge, Programme Manager
Tel: 07864 966357

Orthopaedic Research Institute
Tel: +44 (0) 1202 961656
Email: ori@bournemouth.ac.uk
Web: https://microsites.bournemouth.ac.uk/ori/




Orthopaedic Research Institute Phase 2