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Entrepreneur Academy launched to support health and social innovators across West Midlands

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15th April 2021

The Meridian Health and Social Care Entrepreneur Academy is launching this month (April 2021) which aims to support health and social care innovators across the West Midlands. The Academy is being led by West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) and will be supported by the Black Country and West Birmingham Sustainability and Transformation Partnership […]

Medilink member crowned winners at West Midlands healthcare awards

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31st March 2021

The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) has revealed the winners of its esteemed Meridian Celebration of Innovation Awards. The 15 winning teams, individuals or projects from across the West Midlands were announced in last night’s (30 March) virtual ceremony, hosted by TV personality Des Coleman. Since its launch in 2015, the programme has […]

HeartFlow: transforming the way coronary heart disease is diagnosed and treated

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29th January 2021

With the support of all 15 AHSNs, an innovative non-invasive solution for diagnosing coronary heart disease is now being used by 50+ hospitals across England. The HeartFlow Fractional Flow Reserve CT (FFRCT) Analysis is the first non-invasive diagnostic tool that aids clinicians in determining, vessel by vessel, both the extent of an artery’s narrowing and the […]

Entries now open for Meridian Celebration of Innovation Awards

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14th December 2020

Today, the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network is proud to announce the return of the prestigious Meridian Celebration of Innovation Awards, with entries now open. Since its launch in 2015, the awards programme has been celebrating the individuals and organisations that are revolutionising healthcare in the West Midlands with new ideas, technologies, and initiatives. […]

Meridian awarded Gold Accreditation by ideasUK

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10th November 2020

The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network’s Meridian Innovation Exchange platform has received ideasUK gold accreditation for the third year running. Despite a challenging year for the health and life sciences sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are proud to have kept our standards high and improved upon last year’s scores. The accreditation process […]

Call for solutions to support socially distanced assessments

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9th June 2020

West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) Industry Gateway is looking for technologies or processes to allow Community Occupational Therapists to assess residents/their homes for disability adaptations or specialist equipment  with less physical contact.

West Mercia Rural 5G Test Bed – Industry Call for Life Sciences Sector Innovators

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5th June 2020

The aim of this campaign is to identify 5G industry partners to join the West Mercia 5G consortium and work with the team to establish how 5G enabled technology can improve health and social care delivery across Shropshire and Worcestershire. The West Mercia 5G Test Bed will run for 12-18 months. The aim is for […]

SME Innovation Fund – Applications now open!

9th March 2020

Are you a start-up or a small medium-sized enterprise working in the space of delivering improved healthcare? Do you have the potential to change how healthcare is delivered? The SME Innovation Fund can provide the support you need to help your business grow. With successful applicants receiving convertible loans of up to £50,000.

Winners celebrate at 4th Annual Celebration of Innovation Awards

24th July 2019

West Midlands healthcare community celebrates at WMAHSN Innovation Awards.

Meridian Celebration of Innovation Awards 2019 Shortlist Announced

17th May 2019

Congratulations to the 20 organisations who have been shortlisted for this year’s Meridian Awards, celebrating the ground-breaking innovations in health and life sciences that have been developed within our region.

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