The latest news from MediWales and its members
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December 2015

MediWales Events & Collaborative Events

Medical Technology and Diagnostics Special Interest Group Meeting hosted by Rocialle
15th January 2016, Mountain Ash. Please contact Debbie for more information

MediWales & the BioIndustry Association (BIA) Collaborative Event at GE Innovation Village
11th Feb 2016, Cardiff

MediWales & Arthritis Research UK Biomechanics and Bioengineering Centre - Osteoarthritis: an unmet need at Cardiff University
11th March 2016, Cardiff

MediWales & Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) Collaborative Event - 
March 2016, Cardiff. 
More details to follow

MediWales and Neem Biotech: UK Launch of Natural Compounds Special Interest Group
27th April 2016, Cardiff

Our collaborative event with IET will be postponed until later in the year


Partner Events

Inside Welsh Industry: Driving Innovation at GE
16th December 2015, Cardiff

Doing Business with Sensor City: Focus on Healthcare
17th December 2015, Liverpool

International Events

Arab Health 2016
25th - 30th January 2016, Dubai 
Welsh Government and ABHI support available

BIO-Europe Spring
4th - 6th April 2016, Sweden
MediWales discount through United Life Sciences partnership

Funding Calls

Bevan Commission Innovators: Health Technology Challenge
Deadline: 15th December 2015

Health and Care Research Wales Funding Opportunity
Deadline: 16th December 2015

Innovate UK: China–UK research and innovation bridges competition
Deadline: 23rd March 2016

Innovate UK: India–UK collaborative industrial research and development competition – Clean-tech, affordable healthcare and ICT
Deadline: 13th April 2016

Read our latest publications

Take a look at the latest copy of the MediWales Review & Directory & UK Lifescience Industry magazine; they are available to read online now.

Our full list of publications is available on our website. To be involved in future magazines or discuss editorial or advertising, contact Tess.


Latest News

First Minister announces £115 million to boost innovation, create exciting new Welsh products and high-quality jobs

Wales Technology Seed Fund passes £1 million milestone after first year

Launch of The Collaboration Project

December Update 

We've had a wonderful end to the year, with the successful UK HealthTech conference following a great week with the Welsh trade mission to Medica, and we are looking forward to an exciting Innovation Awards this evening. Look back at the photo gallery of last year's event here.

The Autumn has proved to be a key period for networking and business development for the life science community in Wales again this year, and with 30 new members, we couldn't have asked for a better few months.
As 2015 comes to a close, we have high hopes for what the new year has to bring and we have a range of exciting events coming up. In the meantime, we'd like to wish all of our corporate partners, members, contacts and friends a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. See you in 2016!

UK HealthTech reaches new heights

UK HealthTech attracted 300 professionals, clinicians and industry specialists from around the world for a valuable day of sector briefings, partnering, and exhibition. The conference was delivered by MediWales and took place on 1st December 2015. Read the full press release here.

Expert Advice: The Collaboration Project
Working together for success

Research shows that more than 50% of business partnerships between organisations fail to deliver their objectives. The Collaboration Project has been established to help businesses, academic institutions and other life science agencies to work more effectively in partnerships and alliances. Read the full expert advice article here.

Bevan Commission Innovators:
Health Technology Exemplars

Deadline: 15th December 2015 at 12pm
The Health Technology Exemplars programme will enable NHS Wales’ staff to work with an industry partner to complete a rapid demonstration and practical evaluation of a promising or innovative health technology. The chosen health technology must be an existing product or service (ideas/concepts for development and drugs/vaccines are not in scope) and have the potential to improve NHS Wales ways of working, solve a health problem and/or improve health outcomes within its specified clinical area. Read more here

Members of the Month

Our members of the month are:

Cwm Taf UHB provides clinical services to a population of circa 300,000 people across Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf with a variable socio-economic and health demographic. It is the second most densely populated health board area in Wales.
Time for Medicine is a spin-out company from the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff (UHW) that uses cloud technology to bring specialist medical diagnoses to patients in primary care or at home, eliminating the need for millions of NHS outpatient appointments. The software collects patient histories, symptom information and test results prior to the consultation.

Welcome to our newest members:

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