Located in the centre of the United Kingdom, the Midlands is the heartbeat of the nation's economy.
The Midlands is home to one of the most important Life Sciences ecosystems in the UK. The region has the second largest concentration of MedTech companies in the UK, and it is a major centre for clinical research with which stems from its high number of world class universities, research centres and incubators.
The Midlands has a rich set of research and innovation assets and is home to 27 Universities supported by a network of 54 Further Education Colleges. Midlands Health Innovation is a collaboration of eight Universities (Aston, Birmingham, Cranfield, Keele, Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham, and Warwick) combining their collective excellence to unite the power of University research with the unique strengths of Midlands industry to drive cutting edge innovation and skills development.
The Midlands is an established and well-connected eco-system, offering an unparalleled blend of businesses, Universities and research translation centres, coupled with strong collaboration, research and clustering activities. Nottingham is home to BioCity which is one of the largest incubators in Europe housing more than 200 companies specialising in Contract Research Services, Therapeutics, Environmental and Wellness.
Located in Birmingham, the Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM) brings experts together to turn medical science into innovative patient and healthcare system applications by providing a platform for interaction between scientists, academic clinicians, clinical informatics, biostatisticians and trial design experts in biomarker development and validation.
The Midlands has brought a delegation of outstanding companies to BIO who are keen to collaborate and work with international companies, universities and research organisations.
To find out more information about the delegation and networking events please contact me .