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Innovation Day 2018

Wednesday 13 June 2018
The Nottingham Belfry
2018/06/13 10:00:00

Innovation Day is the foremost Life Sciences event in the East Midlands, regularly attracting 250+ delegates and 30+ exhibitors.

The day consists of:

  • A conference with top speakers covering hot topics relating to the sector
  • An exhibition and plenty of networking opportunities
  • Our Business Awards and Dinner for 2018

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Refreshments, exhibition & networking


Welcome & Housekeeping
Vivienne Parry OBE, Writer & broadcaster


Medilink East Midlands Update
Dr Darren Clark, Chief Executive, Medilink East Midlands


The Future Awakens: Life Sciences and Healthcare Predictions 2022
Karen Taylor, Research Director, Centre for Health Solutions, Deloitte LLP


Presentation title to be confirmed
Maggie Throup MP, Member of Parliament for Erewash and Parliamentary Private Secretary to Ministers in the Department of Health and Social Care


4 x Medilink East Midlands Member Showcase presentations


Lunch, exhibition & networking


Presentation title to be confirmed
Presenter to be confirmed


Presentation title to be confirmed
Dr Glenn Crocker MBE, Chief Executive Officer, BioCity


Refreshments, exhibition & networking


4 x Medilink East Midlands Member Showcase presentations


Medilink Midlands: Building a Drug Delivery company – Dos and Don’ts
Dr Faz Chowdhury, Chief Executive, Nemaura Pharma


Medilink Midlands: Business Unusual: Transforming Salts Healthcare, a MedTech company from a Follower to a Global Leader
Philip Salt, Chief Executive, Salts Healthcare


Closing remarks


Drinks reception & networking


Gala dinner & business awards ceremony



Opportunity available to sponsor the Start-Up Award

The Export Achievement Award sponsored by…
Hospital Aids and sister company Spectrum Healthcare (UK) Ltd manufacture and supply evacuation equipment designed to aid the movement of non-ambulant persons in the event of fire or similar emergency.

The Collaboration with the NHS Award sponsored by…
East Midlands Academic Health Science Network- Igniting Innovation. We bring together the NHS, universities, industry, 3rd sector and social care to transform the health of our East Midlands residents and stimulate wealth creation.

The Innovation Award sponsored by…
Potter Clarkson LLP is an award-winning, full service intellectual property firm of patent and trade mark attorneys and IP solicitors. With over 35 in their life sciences group, they are well-regarded for their successful prosecution, opposition and appeal work.

Opportunity available to sponsor the Outstanding Achievement Award

Sponsorship Opportunities: 
Your company, logo and profile could also be on this page plus more benefits,  to view the sponsorship opportunities we have available, click here.

Applications for the Medilink East Midlands Business Awards for 2018 have now closed. The aim of our awards is to highlight the best of the best in the Life Sciences sector for the East Midlands.

The Awards will be presented to East Midlands businesses who work in, service or supply to the Life Sciences, Healthcare, Medical Technology, Digital Health, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology sectors.

Awards will be presented for:

  • Start Up
  • Export Achievement
  • Collaboration with the NHS
  • Innovation
  • Outstanding Achievement

If you are shortlisted for one or more of the five Medilink East Midlands Business Awards, the benefits you will receive are:

  • Increased company profile & reputation building as a market leader
  • Greater exposure through our website & social media channels
  • Enhanced credibility for your staff, investors & customers
  • Visibility to new investors
  • Finalist logo to display on your marketing material
  • Inclusion in a high quality finalist video which will be played at the awards ceremony. Individual videos will then be supplied to each finalist for use on company websites etc
  • Company mentions in our press releases
  • All finalists will be presented with a certificate to display at your premises
  • 1 free place at the awards dinner (attendance during the day at Innovation Day also included) worth up to £185

And if you are lucky enough to win one of the awards, as well as the above benefits you will receive:

  • Trophy and certificate to display at your premises
  • Winner logo to proudly display on your marketing material
  • More exposure on our website and post event press releases
  • All winners will be automatically entered into the National Medilink Business Awards

If you haven’t attended Innovation Day before, below details the highlights from our 2017 event: 

The conference was hosted by Science Writer & Broadcaster, Vivienne Parry and featured top speakers including; Sir John Peace, Chair of the Midlands Engine, Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP for Loughborough, John Jeans, Med-Tech Champion, Office for Life Sciences (OLS), Dr Mark Egerton, Chief Executive Officer, Quotient Clinical and Lieutenant Colonel Chris Gibson, Senior Staff Officer, Defence Medical Directorate.

The event was rounded off by an excellent dinner and awards ceremony to announce the winners of the regional East Midlands Business Awards. The categories and winners were:

  • Start-Up Award was awarded to NuVision Biotherapies 
  • Export Achievement Award was awarded to Ayva Pharma
  • Collaboration with the NHS was awarded to OCB Media
  • Innovation Award was awarded to Nemaura Pharma
  • Outstanding Achievement Award was awarded to Promethean Particles

You can view videos of all the finalists to discover more out about each company – click here to watch their videos and photographs from the event here.