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Med-tech & Life Sciences

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The Midlands are home to the largest cluster of health/med tech companies in the UK.

The region’s health and life sciences ’super cluster’ generates an estimated £20.5bn GVA per annum.  More than half (56%) of recent Foreign Direct Investments into high growth firms in the sector in the UK were made in the Midlands.

The region offers a world-class ecosystem for innovation including engineering excellence, a collaborative network of centres of scientific excellence, one of the most well-developed clinical trials infrastructures in Europe and a large talent base.

mental health productivity pilot

The Mental Health and Productivity Pilot (MHPP) was a 4-year funded programme that closed in March 2024. MHPP supported more than 1130 Midlands organisations to improve mental wellbeing in the workplace, reaching 800,000 employees and contributing to the growth of our region.

Health, care and life sciences research and innovation in the Midlands has a leading role in tackling major health challenges affecting diverse communities in the Midlands and beyond.

We come together as a pan-Midlands partnership of industry, NHS organisations, academics, science parks, service user voices and Government departments and agencies, – through our Midlands Engine Health, Care & Life Sciences Board and Working Group – to:

  • Make more of our combined resources and strengths to encourage innovation and investment that improves health and care provision and outcomes for diverse populations across the Midlands and beyond
  • Strengthen and champion the Midlands’ capabilities and offer to global investors and businesses in health, care and life science sectors
  • Inform and help develop government policies that support the region’s potential

Our Health & Life Sciences ‘Super Cluster’ supports:












High growth companies


Medical Schools

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Midlands health alliance
Midlands enterprise universities
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Medilink Midlands
NHS England
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greater Lincolnshire local enterprise partnership
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