Located in the centre of the United Kingdom, the Midlands is both the heartbeat and the engine-room of the nation's economy. The Midlands is home to one of the most important Life Sciences ecosystems in the UK. More than 1200 life science companies are based in the region and we have the second largest concentration of MedTech companies in the UK and it is a major centre for clinical research which stems from its high number of world class universities, research centres and incubators.
Midlands Health Innovation is a collaboration of eight world-class 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 sits in the centre of an established and well connected ecosystem, offering an unparalleled blend of businesses, Universities and research translation centres, coupled with strong collaboration, research and clustering activities. The City of Nottingham, home to MediCity based within the Walgreen Boots Alliance UK’s headquarters, is where biotechnology, life science product and diagnostics, medical device and industrial biotechnology companies can showcase their products and services to leaders and decision makers within Walgreen Boots Alliance amongst others. The area is designed to encourage collaboration and productivity.
Located in the UK’s second largest city 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 who are keen to collaborate and work with international companies, universities and research organisations.