The latest news from MediWales and its members
View this email in your browser
August 2016

UK Lifescience Industry: Call for stories & adverts

Have you got a story to tell?

We may include your story in the next edition; contact Sophie for more information. Catch up on the latest innovations and advancements from the life science industry online here

MediWales Events

LifeScience Academy
How to Pitch Your Business

22nd September 2016, Cardiff

Members' Showcase
4th October 2016, Cardiff

Brexit Event
31st October 2016, Swansea

LifeScience Academy
How to Write Competitive and Successful Funding Applications

26th October 2016, Cardiff

LifeScience Academy
Trade Marks, Copyright & Designs

8th November 2016, Cardiff

UK HealthTech
6th December 2016, Cardiff

MediWales Annual Innovation Awards
13th December 2016, Cardiff


Partner Events

International Population Data Linkage Network Conference
22nd - 25th August 2016, Swansea

British Science Festival
6th - 9th September 2016, Swansea

Women in Health Wales
16th September 2016, Cardiff

Venturefest Wales
28th September 2016, Cardiff

ABHI Annual Regulatory Conference
28th September 2016, London

2016 BioCap Conference
29th September 2016, Cheshire

11th - 12th October 2016, Cardiff

Health and Care Research Wales Conference
13th October 2016, Cardiff

ARCH Flagship Engagement Event
14th October 2016, Swansea

Collaborate 2016
19th October 2016, Swansea

BIA: UK Bioscience Forum
20th October 2016, London

ABHI: UK Market Conference
2nd November 2016, London

Genesis 2016
1st December 2016, London


International Events

Nordic Life Science Days
14th - 16th September 2016, Stockholm
United Life Science discount

28th - 30th September 2016, Bilbao
United Life Sciences discount and Welsh Government support

ABHI: MedTech Mission to Texas
15th - 21st October 2016
Texas, United States
Welsh Government support

6th - 9th November 2016
Cologne, Germany
United Life Sciences discount

14th - 17th November 2016
Düsseldorf, Germany
Welsh Government support

Arab Health
30th January - 2nd February 2017
Dubai, Arab Emirates 
ABHI UK Pavilion and Welsh Government support 

6th - 9th February 2017
Dubai, Arab Emirates

Gambica stand & UKTI support 

MediWales members receive United Life Sciences discount through our partnership with BIA, Bionow, BioPartner UK, and One Nucleus.

LifeScience Academy

Job vacancies
Contact Isabelle if you would like us to host your job vacancies on our website and in our newsletter.

KESS PhD available in antimicrobial activity of natural compounds. See more here.

Training workshops
Find the full list of upcoming LifeScience Academy training workshops online here.

Funding calls

Health Technology Exemplars – Call for applications
Deadline: 22nd August 2016

Biomedical Catalyst 2016 Funding Competition
Registration deadline: 7th September 2016

Digital Health Innovation Call
Deadline: 23rd August 2016

Innovate UK – Women in innovation: apply for infocus funding award
Deadline: 24th August 2016

August update 

Looking ahead to our Autumn calendar, we have a range of events and opportunities for MediWales members. With the LifeScience Academy in full swing, upcoming special interest group meetings and a packed events schedule, members can regularly network to enhance their business development and marketing activity, share their views and collaborate within our community.

Our upcoming events programme includes a range of LifeScience Academy workshops, an upcoming Natural Compounds event, our Members' Showcase on 4th October, Brexit: Challenges & Opportunities meeting on 31st October, UK HealthTech 2016 on 6th December and the annual Innovation Awards on 13th December.

Finally, we'd like to give a warm welcome to our newest team member, Sophie Davies, who is joining MediWales as Marketing & Communications Executive in September.

Brexit: Challenges and opportunities

We're holding a Brexit meeting on 31st October in Swansea University's ILS building to explore the challenges and opportunities resulting from the UK's decision to leave the EU.

For insight into how these changes may affect your business, read the following advice from industry experts:

UK HealthTech 2016

UK HealthTech returns for its fifth annual conference on 6th December 2016 in Cardiff, UK. As a valuable day of briefings and networking for the life science and health technology community, the event will bring over 300 delegates together to explore the theme of patient safety and develop their business relationships.

We're delighted to announce that our keynote speaker is John Wilkinson, Director of MHRA. The plenary sessions will offer the latest insights on critical strategic trends, with key opinion leaders exploring regulatory, innovation, trade and clinical topics.

Following this, the programme splits into the conference’s acclaimed parallel streams, covering four vital areas: medical technology,
pharmaceutical development, diagnostics and healthcare.

Register to attend or exhibit here.

Welcoming new members

Essentra Plc is a leading international supplier of specialist plastic, fibre, foam and packaging products with three Strategic Business Units: Component Solutions, Health & Personal Care Packaging and Filtration Products. The company's international network extends to 33 countries and includes 53 principal manufacturing facilities, 64 sales and distribution operations and 5 research & development centres.

Latest news

Expert advice

This month's expert advice explores why succession planning is vital for future success, written by Sian Goodson, MD and founder of executive search business Goodson Thomas. Business continuity is vital, because no matter how secure your future seems, unexpected events can and do occur. That’s why succession planning is so important. Read the full article here.

Members of the month

Leadin is a user experience and service design agency that empowers people to achieve more. By developing a deep understanding of its clients’ value proposition, their customer needs and available technologies, Leadin innovates, designs and builds premium quality services that are ready for deployment.
Majakel Medical provides practical and professional consulting and support services to help manufacturing and development companies compete successfully in the healthcare sector, with many years of experience developing new medical devices, installing quality systems or improving processes.

MediWales is the life science network for Wales.

Have you thought about joining MediWales? Become a member here.

Copyright © 2016 MediWales, All rights reserved.

unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences