The West Midlands has the largest number of medical technology and device companies in the country, together with a world-class research and innovation infrastructure and unbeatable access to high tech facilities and skills.
The region also benefits from world-class research and innovation facilities, a well-connected life sciences community, and over 6,500 medical graduates from our universities each year.
Major advances are being made in medical technology. Introducing innovative solutions to the way we are diagnosed, treated and cared for. The region is home to Salts Healthcare, The Binding Site Group, Kimal and Bruker.
Through leveraging our internationally-competitive academic excellence (e.g. in healthcare technology and evaluation), clinical infrastructure (e.g. trials, digital informatics), legacy and cutting-edge manufacturing strengths and new technologies, aligned to strategic policy prioritisation of this sector by our West Midlands Combined Authority, we are committed to delivering a transformational step-change in our cluster that will deliver significant economic growth.
Partners and networks
Members and strategic partners
The four Ds
The West Midlands possesses nationally recognised strengths in healthcare data informatics, systems and digitalisation of health care services. These are aligned to strengths in genomics medicine and diagnostics, medical technologies evaluation and clinical trials.
Regional research institues
The West Midlands is home to three thriving cities: Birmingham. Coventry and Wolverhampton. It has an internationally recognised academic community and reams of talent. We have 7 research led universities in the West Midlands, which train the next generation of health professionals and shape the field of medical science.