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27 March 2024

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CLUSTER NEWS – March 2024 Spring Budget Announcements relevant to WM Details were published on the West Midlands Investment Zone, alongside publication of the Investment Opportunity Fund prospectus inviting bids…

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28 February 2024

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CLUSTER NEWS – FEBRUARY 2024 Do you want to know more about WMCA support for skills? I continue to be heartened by the interest members demonstrate in all matters relating…

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2 February 2024

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CLUSTER NEWS – JANUARY 2024 Do you want help with managing your energy costs? From January 2024, you can ask for help with managing your energy costs under two current…

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26 January 2024

BLOG: January 2024

David Kidney’s blog: January 2024 A BETTER FUTURE A BETTER FUTURE FOR THE ROSALIND FRANKLIN LABORATORY The Rosalind Franklin Laboratory in Leamington Spa closed in January last year having processed…

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28 December 2023

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CLUSTER NEWS – December 2023 Continuing the skills theme My piece last month about a Skills Framework created quite a stir. I received many responses, some asking for more details,…

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26 November 2023

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CLUSTER NEWS – November 2023 What skills framework do we want for HealthTech WM? I am in discussion with the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) about how some of its…

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31 October 2023

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CLUSTER NEWS – October 2023 What a success our event at Birmingham Tech Week was! Our ‘Revolution of Digital Health‘ event during Birmingham Tech Week, partnered with AND Digital was…

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25 October 2023

Event Review: The Revolution of Digital Health at Birmingham Tech Week

Our ‘Revolution of Digital Health’ event during Birmingham Tech Week, partnered with AND Digital was a groundbreaking experience. Hosted at Bruntwoods Scitech’s new state of the art Enterprise Wharf in…

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David Kidney

22 October 2023

NEWS: The Revolution Of Digital Helath Event

My speech delivered at – The Revolution of Digital Health Event. At this point in time, we can allow ourselves to be optimistic about the future growth of the HealthTech…

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12 October 2023

BLOG: October 2023

David Kidney’s blog: October 2023 Vision for growing our region’s HealthTech sector A strategic approach to growing the HealthTech sector in the West Midlands. In my role as leader of…

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5 October 2023

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CLUSTER NEWS – September 2023 Strategy Roundtable 04 October I have been doing a piece of work for the West Midlands Combined Authority to examine whether healthtech stakeholders in our…

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15 September 2023

BLOG: September 2023

David Kidney’s blog: September 2023 Business Growth West Midlands Launch Representing the Cluster, I attended the launch of the new business support service Business Growth West Midlands at Coventry Building…

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29 August 2023

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CLUSTER NEWS – August 2023 Land availability for the HeathTech in the West Midlands I have been doing a piece of work for the West Midlands Combined Authority to answer…

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4 August 2023

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CLUSTER NEWS – July 2023 Growth strategy for HeathTech in the West Midlands At the request of the West Midlands Combined Authority I am currently working on the development of…

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26 July 2023

BLOG: July 2023

David Kidney’s blog: July 2023 Launch of the WM Innovation Accelerator In the Government’s Levelling Up White Paper (Feb 2022), one of the few solid commitments by the Government was…

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31 May 2023

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CLUSTER NEWS – May 2023 Support for businesses in the West Midlands Recent developments that will be positive for business support in our region include: CLUSTER’S EVENTS On Tuesday 9th…

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9 February 2023

BLOG: January 2023

David Kidney’s blog: Health Technologies and the common good Health is deeply personal. It affects every person, and it affects us all in different ways. There is no one secret…

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27 January 2023

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CLUSTER NEWS – January 2023 New Year’s Greetings A bit late, I know, but anyway welcome to 2023 and here’s wishing you every success in your work and personal lives…

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20 December 2022

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CLUSTER NEWS – December 2022 Season’s Greetings We’re coming to the end of the calendar year and entering into the Christmas break and time of festivities – or just  taking…

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29 November 2022

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CLUSTER NEWS – November 2022 West Midlands Innovation Accelerator Well, the application is in for our application to Innovate UK for funding from the £33M of Government funding on offer…

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27 October 2022

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SPOTLIGHT ON… HealthTech Showcase- 13 October during Birmingham Tech Week The Cluster proudly hosted, jointly with DLA Piper a HealthTech Showcase as part of Birmingham Tech Week. Showcasing the region’s…

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19 October 2022

Birmingham Tech Week HealthTech Showcase Visual Story

Want to know more about the HealthTech Showcase? Here, our visual story was recorded in real-time, which translates the HealthTech Showcase discussions and information into words and pictures. As information…

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12 October 2022

The Cluster is proud to be hosting the HealthTech Showcase as part of Birmingham Tech Week Date & Time Thursday | 13 October 2022 | 15:00-19:00 | DLA Piper, Two,…

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4 October 2022

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HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II RIP All of us at the Cluster shared the country’s sense of loss of a loved and respected head of state, the late Queen Elizabeth…

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9 September 2022

The WMHTC team are deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We offer our condolences to the Royal Family and join the nation in mourning the…

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28 August 2022

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David Kidney’s Commonwealth Games 2022 blog Will you agree with me that the Commonwealth Games 2022 have been a stupendous success? As an adopted Brummie, I have been so very…

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28 August 2022

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CLUSTER NEWS – AUGUST 2022 Winners in the Commonwealth Games Well, what a brilliant success for our City of Birmingham and our region in the way we hosted, organised and…

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23 July 2022

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CLUSTER NEWS – JULY 2022 Winners in the Commonwealth Games I cannot forecast the winners of the gold, silver and bronze medals in the CG22 events, but I do predict…

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15 July 2022

DIAGCOMM building momentum 

On 23 June, the West Midlands Health Technologies Cluster (WMHTC) was delighted to join with premier diagnostics business The Binding Site in welcoming to the Company’s HQ in central Birmingham…

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3 July 2022

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CLUSTER NEWS – JUNE 2022 We’re aiming to recruit new members As a Cluster organisation, we are only as strong as our cluster members make us – we are here…

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27 May 2022

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CLUSTER NEWS – MAY 2022 Here Come the Commonwealth Games It has been so satisfying to have made such a strong start in our first year. We are seeing a…

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28 April 2022

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CLUSTER NEWS – APRIL 2022 And so it begins – our second year in business! It has been so satisfying to have made such a strong start in our first…

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25 March 2022

Roundtable: Incubators as an engine for growth

The Exchange, Centenary Square, Birmingham B1 2DR 10.00hrs to 13.00hrs, Wednesday 30 March 2022 David Kidney of the West Midlands Health Technologies Cluster and Andrew Shortt of the Greater Birmingham…

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4 February 2022

Levelling up…what’s it all about?

Our Executive Chair, David Kidney, has been poring over the Levelling Up White Paper – so that you don’t have to! David says he has been looking for indicators of…

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4 February 2022

How collaboration has transformed the region’s digital sector

Yiannis Maos, CEO and founder of Birmingham Tech and Birmingham Tech week, provided his expertise from a digital sector perspective and the support out there for organisations. Our ‘How collaboration…

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14 January 2022

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Anna Bright gave an excellent presentation to a large audience about sustainability and achieving Net Zero, with a case study from the NHS. Our Sustainability in Healthcare Event was a…

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4 January 2022

Executive Chair’s New Year Message

We are living through extraordinary times but there is now light at the end of the tunnel. There are good reasons for believing that our region’s economy will “build back…

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26 February 2024

A Roadmap for Healthtech Growth in the West Midlands

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