Health and wellbeing tech innovations to be showcased

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Health and wellbeing tech innovations to be showcased

Birmingham’s Lunar Society has partnered with the city’s Chamber of Commerce to showcase the entrepreneurs driving innovation in the health sector.

Digital Health Entrepreneurs: A Birmingham Success Story is set to take place on Wednesday 11th April from 5:30 pm until 8 pm at Innovation Birmingham’s flagship iCentrum building.

The event will present a culmination of products, processes and plans from fellow partners University Hospitals Birmingham, the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network and Mercia Technologies.

As well as highlighting how collaboration between the health sector and local entrepreneurs helps to maximise the potential of the Birmingham digital revolution, the showcase will be celebrating opportunities for job creation and prosperity in Birmingham.

The Lunar Society is a forum for leading practitioners from across Birmingham, and over the last 20 years has helped encourage social, cultural, economic and scientific progression throughout the region.

Ex-labour MP Jacqui Smith, chair of The Lunar Society said: “We’re excited to see some of the region’s most established organisations and business networks collaborating to drive innovation in the health and digital sector.

“We are delighted to help celebrate vitally important developments across technology and health sectors, whilst stimulating collaboration and technological advancements in the region.

“I’m particularly pleased that this event showcases the NHS as a driver of economic growth as well as vital for treating patients.”

Through highlighting how Birmingham is at the forefront of health research and development, the free event also bids to connect entrepreneurs with investors, driving the development of new ideas improving health and wellbeing.

Cliff Dennett, head of business development at the leading location for Birmingham’s digital and tech community; Innovation Birmingham said: “We are delighted to host this collaborative network of high profile organisations from across the region, helping to support the city’s brightest innovators and entrepreneurs with realising their tech ideas to enhance health and well-being for all.   

“Innovation Birmingham helps develop important and disruptive products and services as part of activities in our Digital Health Quarter, where the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network operates as a partner of the Serendip Smart City Incubator, supporting over 70 scale-ups to-date.

The Innovation Birmingham Campus currently hosts over 160 technology businesses, nurturing digital brilliance across start-ups and scale-ups through its network of innovators and series of business support programmes. 

Recently acquired by leading property company Bruntwood, the Campus is set for a new era of major expansion, helping the city’s economy flourish.

To illustrate how the West Midlands is developing the next generation of medical devices and technology, insights will be provided into ground-breaking genomics research, and specifically how this is being combined with big data and artificial intelligence to identify and treat conditions.