18 Jan 2024
Health Innovation in Greater Manchester: supercharging our collective strengths
Leaders from across Greater Manchester’s health and care, academic, public sector and industry sectors came together at the beginning of January 2024 to discuss the recommendations of ‘Supercharging our collective strengths’ – a report commissioned by Health Innovation Manchester to analyse the current state of the life sciences and med tech ecosystem.
The report provided baseline evidence to aid group discussion on the best way to achieve economic growth in the region, tying in with national health and care strategies including the NHS Long Term Plan; levelling up White Paper, Health and Social Care Integration White Paper; UK Life Sciences Vision; Medical Technology Strategy; Genome UK and The Future of UK Clinical Research Delivery.
Ben Bridgewater, Chief Executive Officer at Health Innovation Manchester, hosted the roundtable to ensure that cross-sector priorities were captured and create a report that everyone can advocate for.
Agreeing the fundamentals, such as ‘What does Greater Manchester want to be known for?’, ‘What are our collective strengths?’ and, ‘What resources do we have to achieve our goals?’ were discussed with a focus on industry composition across the North West, life sciences’ contribution to local economy, physical and digital infrastructure, education, networks, capabilities and preparedness.
‘Supercharging our Collective Strengths’ will be published in the coming weeks outlining how the collaborative strategy will forge the future of life sciences and med tech in Greater Manchester, capitalising on the huge amount of potential in the region.