If the recent Medilink East Midlands Innovation day and Awards are anything to go by then life sciences in the East Midlands is thriving! Life sciences champion the use of research, innovation, and technology. Medilink East Midlands Innovation day is in its 14th year and it continues to grow and evolve attracting more than 250 delegates.
Being fairly new to the East Midlands life sciences community. I have come from working in software development in healthcare and also the previous director of Docman where I was responsible for innovation and roadmaps for healthcare products. My new role as interim Commercial Director (whilst current Commercial Director Chris Hart is on a Sabbatical) has provided a great opportunity to see the extent of activities in the region. There are a wide range of companies, at various stages of development operating across the full spectrum of life sciences.
Innovation day provided the opportunity to meet companies from pharma, med-tech, and technology. In addition the NHS hospital Trusts and university sectors which were well represented, making it a great opportunity for making quality connections.
EMAHSN continued its support for the Medilink innovation awards this year, as a sponsor for the category ‘Collaboration with the NHS’ won by Questmark Ltd who supply video consultation solutions to the NHS.
Medilink is a close partner with EMAHSN with a number great initiatives in the line-up this year to support industry and life sciences.
Get in contact to find out more about opportunities and the EMAHSN’s industry team support.
Tim Robinson, interim Commercial Director, East Midlands Academic Health Science Network.