In 2015, the Black Country Smart Specialisation Strategy listed four key sectors of industry within the Black Country, one of which was life sciences. The report recognised the strengths of the University of Wolverhampton in this field of research, and recognised that the Black Country has an emerging sector, with the potential to advance the life sciences sector locally.
At a regional level, the life sciences sector has emerged as a strategic opportunity and investment is currently underway, especially on a West Midlands Combined Authority level. The economic contributions from the life sciences sector in the Black Country is clear, and it certainly presents an opportunity for those who want to develop projects which will help enhance the sector across the region.
This event will explore the opportunities for the life sciences landscape in the Black Country and showcase local learning. The event will be a mix of presentations and workshops, presenting local leaders and industry experts the opportunity to learn and to contribute to the meeting.
8.30am Registration and breakfast
9am Welcome to the meeting: Dr Christopher Parker, Managing Director, WMAHSN
9.05am Chair's welcome to meeting: Andy Williams, Accountable Officer, Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG
9.25am Black Country and the Life Sciences Landscape:
10.50 am Refreshment break
11.10 am Projects to learn from:
12.35pm Close of meeting, including next steps: Tony Davis, Commercial Director, WMAHSN
12.45 pm Meeting close, followed by lunch
To book your place, contact Ravi Kumar, Project and Partnership Manager for Innovative Health, on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07824 415253.