Institute for Translational Medicine, Birmingham – Friday 9 March 2018


Life Sciences 2018

Welcome to Prosperity UK's first Sector Conference.

Building and connecting the UK’s capabilities in the life sciences to create a compelling global capability.

The UK Government’s Industrial Strategy identified Life Sciences as a priority sector for the country’s economy. With the UK’s exit negotiations with the European Union moving forwards, it’s important that the Life Sciences community prepares to make the very best of Brexit.

This half day conference was chaired by George Freeman MP, and provided leaders in the sector operating across the UK to explore the following issues:

  • How can the UK life sciences community minimise unconstructive intra-regional competition, and maximise intra-regional collaboration and compatibility, so that the UK is able to compete successfully as one of the world’s leading ‘super clusters’?
  • How does the community create a long-term and sustainable framework that (i) recognises and rewards the opportunities that other regional clusters can bring to the UK’s Life Science’s and Health Innovation sector, (ii) unlocks the potential of all of the UK’s clusters within a coherent national strategy, and (iii) helps ensure that the benefits of innovation (health and wealth) are dispersed across the United Kingdom.


The following individuals are supporting this conference:

  • Tim Brundle, Director of Research, Ulster University
  • George Freeman MP, UK Minister for Life Sciences (2014-16)
  • Lord Hill of Oareford, Co-Founder, Prosperity UK
  • Dr Sarah Perkins, Director, GW4
  • Andy Street, West Midlands Combined Authority Mayor
  • Dr John Williams PhD FRCPE Hon. FRCPCH, Managing Director, Birmingham Health Partners
  • Dr Hakim Yadi OBE, Chief Executive, Northern Health Sciences Alliance


Date: Friday 9 March 2018
Timings: 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: Birmingham
Venue: Institute for Translational Medicine
Address: Institute of Translational Medicine, Heritage Building (Old Queen Elizabeth Hospital)
Mindelsohn Way, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TH

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