West Midlands Growth Company Ltd. of Birmingham at MEDICA 2021 in Düsseldorf -- COMPAMED Trade Fair
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West Midlands Growth Company Ltd.

The Colmore Building, 20 Colmore Circus West Midlands, B4 6AT Birmingham
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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MEDICA 2021 hall map (Hall 16): stand K42

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Anil Vaidya

Sector Lead - Life Sciences

Yuen Wai Leung

Senior Business Development Executive - Life Sciences

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Invest West Midlands, UK - inward investment support services

West Midlands - UK’s innovation heartland, it brings together three major cities, leading universities and a young, vibrant population. A relocation hotspot whether companies are looking to make their homes in Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton or one of the surrounding towns.

West Midlands Growth Company -  the region’s official Investment Promotion Agency (IPA), offering complementary service to help companies to establish their operation in the region with ease.

Services include:
- Property Search & Visits
- Business Information & Intelligence
- Connect to national and local government departments
- Introductions to local health & life sciences eco-system
- Connect to professional services
- PR & Communications advisory
- R&D Opportunities
- Expansion and relocation support

Bringing together a project team from relevant organisations across the region such as property agents, recruitment consultants, public sector departments and universities to deliver a comprehensive package of support.

Email: invest@wmgrowth.com
Website: investwm.co.uk

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25 Oct 2021

Case study: Binding Site

Specialist immunodiagnostic company Binding Site’s investment in Greater Birmingham is testament to the strength of the region’s collaborative network within life sciences and the facilities in place to catalyse business growth.

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25 Oct 2021

Case study: Dignio

Norwegian medical software company Dignio decided to locate its UK headquarters in the West Midlands to be at the centre of the UK’s largest medtech cluster.

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25 Oct 2021

Case study: Adapttech

Adapttech, a Portuguese biomedical startup, chose to locate its headquarters to Greater Birmingham to capitalise on the region’s state-of-the-art healthcare facilities and educational institutions, after support from the West Midlands Growth Company.

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25 Oct 2021

The West Midlands' Life Sciences sector

The West Midlands has the largest number of medical technology and device companies in the country totalling over 13,000, together with a world-class research and innovation infrastructure and unbeatable access to high tech facilities and skills.

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24 Jun 2021

West Midlands withstands pandemic uncertainties to remain the UK's leading hotspot for foreign investment outside London

Defying global economic uncertainties posed by the Coronavirus pandemic, the West Midlands has once again emerged as the UK’s leading location for attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) outside London and the South East – the fourth consecutive year that the region has held the top spot.

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27 May 2021

Life sciences leading lockdown recovery in the Midlands

In the wake of Covid-19 disruption, as the UK aims to ‘build back better’, a number of key sectors have been identified as being critical to pushing the health and wealth of the Midlands forwards – and life sciences tops the list.

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About us

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The West Midlands Growth Company (WMGC) helps the region make its mark nationally and internationally. We act as the region’s official Investment Promotion Agency (IPA) by offering complementary services to help companies to establish their operations in the region with ease.

With links to property agents, recruitment consultants, public agencies and universities, the WMGC helps businesses establish their operations in the region with ease. Whether the task is finding the right location, helping to source staff, or connecting with leading academic and research institutions, our team is dedicated to helping new businesses settle and grow in the West Midlands, with a complimentary service.

As the UK’s innovation heartland, it brings together three major cities, leading universities and a young, vibrant population. A relocation hotspot whether companies are looking to make their homes in Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton or one of the surrounding towns.

The West Midlands offers city centre lifestyles for health technology companies that want the full development cycle from early-stage research and validation to clinical development to manufacturing, production and launch all within short walking or commutable distances.

At the heart of health innovation, offering companies opportunities to grow in Digital Health, Diagnostics, Devices and Data. 

Collaborative ecosystem
Bringing together unrivalled multi-disciplinary expertise and leading centres of excellence to accelerate new technologies to market rapidly and additionally, provide unrivalled access to supply chain, prototyping and manufacturing support.

A market and clinical trials test bed
With a stable and diverse population of over 6 million people with high unmet medical need providing an opportunity for high quality clinical research. The region is host to the UKs first multi-city 5G test bed providing unique opportunities to test innovative health technologies.

Connected infrastructure
State of the art facilities incubators and accelerators connected into clinical academic and industry ecosystem that can accelerate and de-risk innovation.

Access to talent
With six universities, nationally and internationally renowned hospitals and a strong & innovative cluster of over 600 companies, the region provides access to talent with all the diverse and specialist skills required in the sector.

A strong industry cluster
The West Midlands is home to the 4th largest cluster of medical technology, service and supply companies in the UK presenting an opportunity to grow in this industrial sector. The West Midlands is home to a thriving life science sector with a diverse spread of start-ups, scale-ups and established businesses. Great opportunities to network with like-minded people through industry associations and sector events.

Reduce costs, reduce risk
Salary and operating costs lower than key European clusters such as Germany, France and Belgium combined with a collaborative ecosystem that reduces risk (Source: fDi Benchmark from the Financial Times Ltd 2020).

Access to funding
The UK funding programmes are flexible, available and targeted. The region's cluster and academic institution are open to work collaboratively to boost chances to access national funding opportunities from Innovate UK and SBRI. Regional funding such as Midlands Engine Investment Fund and Business Growth Programme 2 enable SMEs to grow their business and invest in skills development.

Logistics
Well served with road, rail and air links (passenger and cargo) the region provides an ideal central location to service and supply customers in all parts of the UK and internationally.

Contact Us
Whether the task is finding the right location, reaching out to local health and life sciences networks, or connecting with leading academic and research institutions, our team is dedicated to helping new businesses settle and grow in the West Midlands.

Please visit investwm.co.uk or email invest@wmgrowth.com for further information.