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Medilink Midlands Innovation Day 2021

Medilink Midlands Innovation Day 2021

The foremost life science event in the Midlands will be going virtual this year, as Medilink Midlands celebrates its first ever Innovation Day, sponsored by We Are Pioneer Group.

Medilink Midlands Innovation Day will be held online on Tuesday 29 June, from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Over 100 delegates drawn from life science companies of all sizes and specialisms are expected to attend.

Medilink Midlands is a business support organisation which helps companies who are operating in, or looking to move into, the Life Sciences sector in the Midlands. Medilink Midlands also provides membership to eligible companies in its area and several Medilink Midlands members will present as part of Innovation Day this year.

Innovation Day will consist of five different webinars on a variety of topics including NHS transformation, the wellbeing of home workers, medical technologies and the future of health and a Government update on life sciences strategy. The event will be opened by Medilink Midlands CEO Darren Clark and closed by Medilink Midlands Chairman, Professor Martin Levermore MBE DL.

To book online and secure a free place at Innovation Day, visit

Medilink Midlands is also proud to announce that We are Pioneer Group (WAPG) will be sponsoring Innovation Day. We are Pioneer Group create innovation ecosystems for the business of science. Integrating venture development, investment, real estate and powerful sector-specific business-focused networks, WAPG create the environments in which science and technology businesses are more likely to succeed.

Delegates at Medilink Midlands Innovation Day 2021 will be able to attend talks on the following topics:

  • Government’s Life Sciences Strategy Update, with Julia Dudley, Deputy Director of Innovation and Growth at the Office for Life Sciences
  • Diagnostic Innovation to Meet Unmet Needs, with Dr Ashton Harper, Head of Medical Affairs  – Access & Innovation at Roche Diagnostics Ltd
  • The Health and Wellbeing Of Your Homeworkers – How This Affects Your Business, with Adam Noach, Head of Strategic Analytics at Vitality.
  • How Medtech Companies Will Drive the Future of Health, with Karen Taylor, Director – UK Centre for Health Solutions at Deloitte UK.
  • Innovation to Transform the NHS, with Professor Tony Young OBE, National Clinical Lead for Innovation NHS England & NHS Improvement.


Medilink Member companies who will be exhibiting at this year’s Innovation Day include:

Accelerate Associates, which is a marketing and market research consultancy for the companies operating in the healthcare and science sectors.

eg Technology, which is a product engineering design and development specialist, with extensive experience within the MedTech, Lab/BioTech, Vetcare, CleanTech, Consumer and Food/Drink Sectors. Specialising in electronics, software and mechanical engineering, industrial design, human factors & project management, eg is ISO 13485 accredited, complying with safety, risk management and traceability standards.

TBAT Innovation Ltd, which offers innovation support services to UK organisations to finance R&D; generating millions of pounds in Research and Development being performed by their clients. TBAT’s 100% success rate for R&D Tax claims and 76% success rate for Grant Funding applications ensure their clients have the best possible chance of receiving the funding they need.

The University of Leicester, which delivers leading discovery and translational biomedical research in chronic disease such as diabetes, cardiovascular and respiratory. Local SMEs can now access innovation support from academics and clinicians through the new Leicester Life Sciences Accelerator.

Professor Martin Levermore MBE DL, Chairman of Medilink Midlands, said: “I look forward to Medilink Midlands first Innovation Day. The coming together of our regions means that we have an ever-greater offer to showcase to our Members and the wider life sciences community. With such an excellent line-up of speakers and companies, I am confident that this will be a truly amazing event.”

For more information on Medilink Midlands Innovation Day and to book your place, visit