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Keep up to date with the latest news and information from Medilink West Midlands and our members across the Medical Technology and Life Science sectors, together with topical regional, national and international news.

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Call for solutions to support socially distanced assessments

Featured News
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

Featured News
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!

Featured News
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.

Delaying and managing the onset of frailty: do you have an innovation that can help?

27th March 2019

The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) have published a new campaign on Meridian seeking innovations and solutions for delaying and managing the onset of frailty.

Innovative solutions sought: community patient weight monitoring

30th August 2018

The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) are looking to identify a solution to be able to accurately weigh patients (children and adults) in a community setting with a device that is lightweight and easy to manage and transport. If you have a solution that can help, please visit Meridian. 

My Home Life: Expressions of Interest

25th July 2018

There is funding available to deliver one programme of My Home Life in each of two local authority/CCG areas across the West Midlands. Find out how you can take part – the deadline for submission is Monday 30th July 2018.

Shortlisted candidates get ready for Celebration of Innovation Awards

22nd June 2018

The awards are organised by the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) and take place on Friday 13 July in Birmingham city centre. Applications were open to entries from healthcare, industry, academia and the not-for-profit sector, covering a range of categories from health start-up to advanced diagnostics.

Innovative eye researchers shortlisted for Meridian Celebration of Innovation Awards

21st June 2018

Professor Alastair Denniston, of the University of Birmingham and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, and his team have been shortlisted for a prestigious award celebrating the best of innovation in healthcare around the region.

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