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Collaboration Opportunity: Trade links with Mentor, Ohio

Companies looking to explore the possibility of doing business in Northeast Ohio can meet leaders from the City of Mentor on the week of the 13th of May, as a transatlantic trade delegation is visiting the Midlands for meetings at Nottingham Trent University and the MTI Expo at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.


In August of last year, Medilink Midlands and the City of Mentor announced a strategic collaboration to promote trade and investment between the two regions. In October of last year, the collaboration led to a successful trade mission from Medilink Midlands to the City of Mentor and the Cleveland Clinic Innovation Summit.

Mentor and Northeast Ohio

The City of Mentor is located in Northeast Ohio, a 20-minute drive from downtown Cleveland. The city is becoming a focal point for the Northeast Ohio cluster of over 700 biomedical companies, including over 400 medical device manufacturers specializing in imaging, neuro-stimulation, orthopedics, cardiovascular, and sterilization. Among these are world leaders such as General Electric Healthcare, Siemens, Toshiba, Hitachi, Philips Healthcare, and STERIS. STERIS Corporation was founded in Mentor in 1985. Other top Mentor biomedical companies include Volk Optical, Frantz Medical Group, SourceOne Merry X-Ray Corporation, and Integrated Medical Solutions.

Northeast Ohio is also home to internationally recognized clinical research institutions, including the prestigious Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, and Case Western Reserve University, providing Mentor biomedical and med-tech companies a world-class platform for research, design, and innovation.

Attractions of Mentor and Northeast Ohio

Mentor has a number of key benefits for Life Science companies looking to set up a base for operations in the USA. Manufacturing costs are low, the region has a stable and experienced workforce, and the local government is pro-business and committed to ensuring the continued economic success of the city.

Opportunities to meet the Mentor team

There will be opportunities for companies to meet with delegation from Mentor at the following times:

• Tuesday 14th at Nottingham Trent University over a light lunch at the Nottingham Conference Centre.
• Wednesday 15th at MTI Expo and Conference at the NEC, Birmingham. One-on-one meetings can be booked in the afternoon. The City of Mentor will also be attending the Medilink Awards dinner that evening.
• Thursday 16th at MTI Expo and Conference at the NEC, Birmingham. One-on-one meetings can be booked in the morning.

The Mentor team will be able to assist companies who are interested in doing business in Northeast Ohio and establishing a business in the region. There is also the opportunity for companies to join a trade mission to Mentor in October this year in collaboration with Medilink Midlands.

Biosciences trade mission to Northeast Ohio, 21 – 23 October 2019

Highlights will include attendance at the Cleveland Clinic’s Innovation Summit and visits to regional biomedical innovation, R&D, and business development agencies and institutions, including the Global Center for Health Innovation and Case Western Reserve University. There will also be networking opportunities with local biomedical and med-tech companies.

Register your interest

To register your interest in meeting with the Mentor delegation, please click here to email us, indicating when you would like to meet with the Mentor delegation and what you would like to discuss with them.

PLEASE NOTE – The Lunch meeting at Nottingham Trent University on the 14th of May will be an informal meeting and therefore we cannot guarantee one to one appointments at that event.

For more information on the MTI Expo and conference, visit https://med-techexpo.com/medtechinnovationexpo2019/en/page/home

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