Transforming Healthcare

Evolving the provision and delivery of healthcare now and for the future is a mission firmly on the University’s agenda. Our role in the transformation of global healthcare continues to establish the University and region as world leaders in life sciences from clinical trials, to innovative new therapies and treatments, from design, development and testing of medical products, devices and services and to the real world application of research.

Collaborating with industry on new opportunities is at the very heart of the University’s contribution to the national vision for life sciences. With a large scale, diverse and stable population, the Midlands region presents an unrivalled landscape of opportunity for academic industry partnerships within the healthcare sector.
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Primed for Innovation

Birmingham Health Innovation Campus

The Birmingham Health Innovation Campus (BHIC) is the only science park in the region dedicated to health and life sciences, sitting at the heart of a critical cluster of health excellence, led by a strategic health partnership – Birmingham Health Partners (BHP) – creating opportunities for transformative collaborations between businesses, the University and NHS partners.

Developed in partnership with Bruntwood SciTech and opening in 2023, BHIC will harness world-leading academic and clinical strengths while bringing new commercial power to the region to accelerate life sciences research, taking innovative new healthcare treatments and technologies from early development to real life application. 

Designated a Life Science Opportunity Zone (LSOZ) by the Government, BHIC will act as a catalyst for creating a world-leading health and innovation ecosystem, as well as providing much needed additional clinical and incubation space for the University, NHS Trusts and local spinouts.

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Introducing the Precision Healthcare Technologies Accelerator

The West Midlands:
A thriving life sciences ecosystem

Birmingham and the Midlands has the fastest growing life sciences economy in the UK, with the industry expanding 40% since 2005 and achieving a regional turnover of £6.49 billion.

A joint report by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)Birmingham Health Partners (BHP) and the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) makes key recommendations for how the region could play a significant role in delivering the government’s Life Sciences Vision of making the UK a leading global hub for life sciences.

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The West Midlands is home to a concentration of real excellence – whether in academia, health care or a range of other facets of the life sciences sector. The future of the West Midlands is bright, but we must all work to unlock the opportunity for the region to fulfil its potential in helping the UK to become a life sciences superpower.

Professor David Adams, Director, Birmingham Health Partners and Head of College of Medical and Dental Sciences at the University of Birmingham

Game Changing Research

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Leading the world in clinical trials

The Birmingham Precision Medicine Centre Industry Trials Hub is where industry partners and the University of Birmingham work more closely and quickly to accelerate the use of drugs and devices in clinical practice. 

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The University ecosystem for healthcare is vast and co-located in most cases within walking distance of each facility and centre of excellence. 

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