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Adapttech has chosen to locate its headquarters in Greater Birmingham to capitalise on the region’s state-of-the-art healthcare facilities and educational institutions. The biomedical startup was established three years ago by two ambitious Portuguese engineers and entrepreneurs. The company focuses on developing technologies to help provide healthcare professionals with the tools to fit prosthesis and monitor the rehabilitation process.

Why Greater Birmingham

Adapttech knew it wanted to set up its headquarters in the UK. For a startup looking for small overheads, it made more financial sense to look outside of London.

Choosing to locate south-west of Birmingham’s city centre places Adapttech at the centre of the region’s life sciences cluster and its world-class innovation institutions.

The company is located next to both the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the University of Birmingham – an institution renowned for world-class, highly respected biomedical courses. Operating three clinical trials units, the university campus is one of the two largest centres for clinical trials in the UK. With rapid expansion in mind, access to high quality, skilled graduate talent was a key consideration for Adapttech.

The investment in Greater Birmingham’s infrastructure and connectivity was also a draw. With its R&D centre back in Porto, having a number of direct flights from Birmingham Airport was seen as helpful to its employees.

Business Birmingham has supported Adapttech throughout its move from Portugal.

Founder of Adapttech Mario Saenz Espinoza, said:

“Business Birmingham advised us on prime office locations and has continued to support us in finding housing, as my co-founder Frederico Carpinteiro and myself move to be based in Birmingham permanently. We are looking forward to this transition and feel confident about our continued growth in Birmingham.”

Adapttech’s founder believes that locating the company’s base in Greater Birmingham will help the business to continuously grow, and achieve its ambitious goal: to reshape the future of the prosthesis fitting process.