Speakers confirmed for Medilink Midlands First Ever Innovation Day


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In Summary

General | 26th April 2022
The inaugural Medilink Midlands Innovation Day is being held on Thursday, 12th May at The DoubleTree by Hilton, Coventry with around 180 delegates and exhibitors drawn from life science companies of all sizes and specialisms expected to attend. The event is sponsored by Coventry University.

In Detail

Medilink Midlands is a business support organisation working alongside the Midlands Engine and other strategic alliances, to help stimulate additional and value-added growth of the Midlands as a prosperous community for Life Sciences.

Headlining the event is Sir John Peace, Chairman of Midlands Engine. He will present alongside a wide range of speakers, including Rhys Donovan, from Direct Healthcare Group, a €113million pan-European medical device manufacturer and Professor Michael Lewis, the Joint Director for the National Institute for Health Research’s Invention for Innovation and SBRI Healthcare programmes. Medilink Midlands is also delighted to welcome back Vivienne Parry OBE to facilitate this landmark event.

This year’s speakers will be covering a vast array of topics throughout the day including “The Midlands Health and Life Sciences sector – our regional strength”, by Sir John Peace, “How the UK can lead the way in Healthcare Innovation”, by Rhys Donovan, of Direct Healthcare Group and “Do I get my fair share of grant funding?”, by Professor Michael Lewis, Joint Director for the NIHR i4I and SBRI Healthcare programmes.

As well as the wide variety of speakers there will also be an opportunity for Innovation Day delegates to meet with over 30 life science organisations who are exhibiting at the conference.

Darren Clark, Deputy Chair of Medilink Midlands, said: “Innovation Day has been a mainstay for the East Midlands Life Science community since 2003 and now under Simon’s guiding hand I am confident it will continue to be for the whole Midlands.”

Abhimanyu Bose, Knowledge Exchange Executive at Coventry University, added: “We are delighted to sponsor Medilink Midlands inaugural Innovation Day, and working alongside them, we are proud to be a part of this event. Medilink’s position at the heart of the Midlands life science community puts them at the forefront of Midlands life science developments and working with them and our fellow Medilink members, we will push our region to achieve truly remarkable things.”

For more information on the guest speakers, exhibitors, and to book your place at this year’s event please visit https://www.medilinkmidlands.co.uk/events/innovation-day-2022/