Championing and amplifying our region’s world-leading strengths in health, medical technologies and life sciences
In recognition of the fundamental connection between health and economy, the Midlands Engine partnership has worked closely with industry, academic, health sector and public sector partners to establish Midlands Engine Heath.
This collaboration will be crucial as we seek to champion and expand the world-leading capabilities we have, right here in the Midlands, in health, medical technologies and life sciences.
Exceptional progress has been made by:
- Midlands Health Alliance (MHA), to bring our world-leading health research infrastructure to ensure a step change in the quality and quantity of high quality clinical biomedical research in the Midlands and to connect industry experts with investigators within the NHS to develop collaborative opportunities.
- Midlands Innovation Health (MIH), to connect the medical strengths of seven Midlands universities with industry to create a joint academic-NHS innovation environment and drive cutting-edge research and skills development
Midlands Engine Health will underpin and expand on the extensive work already achieved by these partners, enabling close collaboration to showcase our regional strengths, such as being host to the UK’s largest cluster of MedTech companies and delivers world-leading, life-changing clinical research that is improving outcomes for patients.
With proven excellence in delivery, the Midlands hosts world-class health research infrastructure in numerous disease areas.
We will actively work to identify and capitalise on new opportunities, attract international investment and accelerate sector-wide growth. We will also seek to address clinical and social care needs within the Midlands, with a reflection on how Covid-19 has impacted our people, places and economy.
Together we will maintain a powerful spotlight on the phenomenal capabilities and facilities our region has to offer in this field, ensuring that we maximise the benefits of innovation for our regional economy and society in general.