Joint Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering launch: WMGC support

Account Manager – University Sector at the West Midlands Growth Company, Natalie King, spoke yesterday at the official launch of the Joint Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering, a partnership between the University of Birmingham and Southeast University Nanjing, China.

Natalie outlined how WMGC works as an enabling organisation for the medtech, data-driven healthcare and life sciences sectors in the region, through identifying non-university office or lab space, and using their credibility and networks to put companies in touch with services and beneficial business eco-systems across the region.

WMCG also utilised their networks to ensure law firms, specialist healthcare or medtech companies, or those with a commercial interest or link to China attended the launch event. Yuen Wai Leung, Senior Business Development Executive, was also at the event to network and share her expertise on strategic working with China.

Other presentations at the launch included updates on the market opportunities in China, networks for supporting healthcare innovation, the technologies under development, and the IP/legal landscape for UK-China interactions.

Nicola Hewitt, WMGC’s Commercial Director, said:

‘I am delighted that WMGC has been able to support the launch of the Joint Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering Event. By helping to coordinate innovators, wider industry and the necessary professional service support to better exploit new commercial opportunities, the Centre will certainly help drive the healthcare technology economy.’

You can find out how the Universities of the West Midlands are supporting the data-driven healthcare and life sciences sector in our Key Facts sheets. Find out more here.

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