Events and Learning Opportunities


Midlands Engine Innovation Group Medical Technologies and Pharma Workshop

03 February 2017, Location: Stamford Court, Leicester University Conference Venue, 18 Manor Road, Leicester, LE2 2LH, Duration: 12:30-16:30

FREE Workshop: Industrial Strategy – where should the focus be? The BEIS sponsored Science & Innovation Audit (SIA) has developed a framework for priorities within the Midlands Engine geographical area, which highlights 4 market driven priority themes, one of which is Medical Technologies and Pharma which our region has world-leading aspects in and the potential to develop further. The Midlands Engine has established an Innovation Group, in part to take forward the results of the audit and help build cases for investment in the infrastructure and ecosystem. The first opportunity to develop such proposals will be for potential inclusion in the Spring budget. Further information here.

A Midlands Engine Masterclass from MasterControl & UL
7th February 2017 – 9.30am – 12pm, Hinckley Island Hotel and Conference Venue, Hinckley, LE10 3JA.
Medilink East Midlands and West Midlands, together with MasterControl, a global provider of quality management software solutions and services and their partner UL LLC, a global independent health sciences company, are pleased to offer a Midlands Engine Masterclass which will focus on the proposed changes to the Medical Device Regulation for the European Market due to come into effect in late 2019 or early 2020, detailing how they will impact ALL medical device manufacturers.
You can read further information here.

ADASS Care Apps Showcase
Our selected app developers and innovators – more than 20 of them from local authorities, start-ups and established players - will make short, elevator-pitch style presentations from the stage. They will cover the needs their innovation addresses and the benefits that will be delivered.

Apps/digital innovations being pitched include: Brain in Hand, Remindmecare, Everybody Active, Respexi Home Hub, Interactive Me, My Health Tools, place-based directories, Co-care, single financial assessment, KemuriSense, Prompt, BedFinder and more.

Event partners include: West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN), Improvement and Efficiency West Midlands (IEWM), Socitm, Texthelp, OLM Systems, Policy Partners Project, Brocade, KMS, Cera, OwnFone, VIDA, The Key Safe Company, ieg4

Free places are still available for local authority social care professionals, concessionary prices for other public sector.