Deloitte has announced it is to launch a Health Tech Catalyst in Birmingham. The Catalyst will be a collaborative platform for those responsible for, developing, or investing in digital solutions for frontline care.
Its aim is to accelerate health tech innovation in the Midlands and beyond, which could ultimately improve people’s health and wellbeing.
The decision to base the Health Tech Catalyst in Birmingham comes as the region acknowledges the importance of the sector in its economic recovery, and is recognised as being ideally placed to respond to the health care challenges facing the UK.
Tim Pile, who chairs both the West Midlands Strategic Economic Development Board and the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership, said:
Innovation in healthcare technologies presents a huge opportunity for growth both regionally and nationally.
“Greater Birmingham is already home to world class facilities and expertise and a growing cluster of innovative med-tech businesses and entrepreneurs. With strengths in clinical trials, digital technologies and data the region is well positioned to develop new technologies to improve health outcomes in a global marketplace.
“As a partnership of the private, public and education sectors, LEPs promote collaboration between sectors as key to enabling increased demand-led innovation and unlocking our region’s full growth potential. The launch of the Health Tech Catalyst is an exciting and very welcome development, further cementing our place as a global centre of excellence in healthcare technologies and innovation.’’
Whilst regionally-based, the Catalyst will also engage with local, national and international partners to bring together researchers, industry and the NHS to create more commercial opportunities for innovators.
To find out more visit www.deloitte.co.uk/healthtechcatalyst