Zulfiqur is Director of Healthcare Innovation Partnerships at Teesside University and has responsibility within the University of the Healthcare Innovation Centre (HIC) which is a partnership with TWI Ltd. The HIC has a particular focus on working with clinical and industry partners for the adoption of new healthcare technologies. Zulfiqur obtained a BSc Chemistry and subsequently PhD in Instrumentation and Analytical Science from the University of Manchester. Prior to joining Teesside University, he was an academic in the Department of Pharmacy at Brighton University. Zulfiqur has a particular interest in collaborative innovation and has led a number of projects through both the European Commission (FP6, FP7 and H2020) and national funding.