Health Technologies 

Greater Birmingham, and the wider West Midlands, is a growing centre for testing and providing health innovation, working in partnership with businesses and patients.

Health Technologies and Life Sciences in our area

The West Midlands’ large and diverse population, innovative healthcare ecosystem and rich Research & Development environment makes it the ideal location in which to train and work in health and care, as well as establish and grow a health technology business. Our strengths lie in bringing different disciplines and sectors together.

World leading companies

Health Technologies encompasses;

  • biotechnology (drug development, diagnostics);
  • medical technology (devices and consumables);
  • digital health (digital delivery of health services, personalised/precision medicine and data analytics) and technologies from other sectors with applications in health (advanced materials, precision engineering, manufacturing) 

Our Impact

  • Supporting the launch of the West Midlands Health Technologies Cluster.
  • Providing £14 million funding for the Precision Health Technologies Accelerator – the catalyst for the Birmingham Health Innovation Campus.
  • Funding the Science Industry Partnership (SIP) West Midlands Life Sciences Skills Report which outlined the potential for 10,000 new Life Sciences jobs.
  • Leading on the opening of the Unit 9 Medical Technology Incubator at Birmingham Research Park.
  • Funding a new Workspace Study to identify potential sites for companies.

Our Policies

West Midlands Local Industrial Strategy

West Midlands Combined Authority Plan For Growth document can be viewed here.

GBSLEP is leading initiatives to lever value and deliver growth from our world-class industry, clinical and academic assets. In turn, driving innovation and adoption of new approaches and technologies.

To hear more about the work GBSLEP is doing for the sector, please contact