Industry / Healthcare Events:

Here we share some healthcare/industry events that are happening throughout the year that you may be interested in attending. Many events have moved to digital events. You may be interested in signing up to the following events…


Event: Medilink Midlands: All things Membership Rewards and Business Awards!

Location: Online

Date: 17th January 2024

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Description: Open to all, join us online for an overview of the Medilink Midlands member benefits and tips and hints on completing an application for our 2024 Medilink Midlands Business Awards.

Firstly, our Partner and Relationship Manager, Jo Bekis will guide you through our current member benefits, this will be beneficial for current members who want to make sure they are getting the most out of their membership with us and for any non-members who are interesting in finding out about the different levels of membership and what is included.


Event: Net Zero Healthcare: Embracing Sustainability for Business Growth

Location: Online

Date: 23rd January 2024

Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Description: As the world grapples with the pressing challenges of climate change and environmental degradation, the healthcare industry has a crucial role to play in adopting sustainable practices and achieving net zero emissions, particularly in light of upcoming NHS and UK government regulations that will mandate healthcare organisations to take concrete action to reduce their carbon footprint.


Event: Medilink UK Biosensing for Diagnostics Special Interest Group (SIG)

Location: Online

Date: 24th January 2024

Time: 09:30am – 10:30am

Description: The vision for this special interest group is to create a forum for companies producing diagnostic technologies which involve the application of sensor systems and/or detection of biological interactions.

Biosensing for diagnostics is a critical and ever-evolving field in the realm of healthcare and biotechnology. It encompasses a wide range of techniques and technologies aimed at detecting and measuring specific biological markers or molecules through the detection of biological interactions within the device. These technologies are most often found in point-of-care applications, for example blood glucose monitors or lateral flow devices. These technologies are designed to provide valuable information about the patient’s physiological state, allowing for early disease detection, disease progression tracking, and personalized treatment strategies.


Event: MeTAP Business Support Innovation Surgery

Location: Dearing Building, The University of Nottingham, Jubilee Campus Nottingham NG8 1BB

Date: 25th January 2024

Time: 09:30am – 13:00pm

Description: Book now for an innovation surgery session bespoke to your business needs. Meet our team of specialists with expertise in funding support and partnership opportunities who will help you identify the right opportunities for your business. This might include identification of funding support and partnership opportunities or linking you with teams that can help solve the business and technical challenges holding you back.


Event: Innovation, Productivity and Health Inequalities: Developing a Road Map for Leicestershire

Location: Charnwood Campus, Bakewell Road, Loughborough, LE11 5RB

Date: 06th February 2024

Time: 09:00am – 16:00pm

Description: The day will consist of a morning plenary session featuring the NHS, Industry and the third sector followed by an afternoon session focusing on innovation and productivity including two panel sessions that feed into the effect that health inequalities have on the socio-economic landscape in our region.

The event will feature exemplars where innovation has helped close the gap or improved care, we will look at ways to improve productivity for those working in the life sciences and ultimately develop a roadmap for the region through ongoing work.


Event: OBN Science Social – Industry Networking Event

Location: Enterprise Wharf, Innovation Birmingham, Holt Street, Birmingham, B7 4BB United Kingdom

Date: 07th February 2024

Time: 17:30pm – 20:00pm

Description: OBN are delighted to be holding the Science Social in Birmingham at the Enterprise Wharf on 7 February 2024.

OBN Science Social are OBN’s ever popular networking evenings, and an excellent way to raise your profile and connect with like-minded people across the life sciences industry.


Event: Leicestershire Innovation Festival 2024 Workshop: ‘Funding Early Business Growth’

Location: SHMA LLP, 1 Colton Square, Leicester, LE1 1QH United Kingdom

Date: 14th February 2024

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Description: Join TBAT Innovation for a free workshop on 14th February as part of the 2024 Leicestershire Innovation Festival. Working in partnership with Shakespeare Martineau, British Business Bank and Rocking Horse Group, this workshop has been designed to empower entrepreneurs and businesses and is is tailor-made to equip you with indispensable tools and insights for navigating the intricate world of investment and funding opportunities.


Event: Intellectual Property considerations for Health Tech companies

Location: Shoosmiths, 103 Colmore Row, Birmingham, B3 3AG United Kingdom

Date: 27th February 2024

Time: 10:00 am – 13:00 pm

Description: Are you looking for advice navigating the world of Intellectual Property? If so, this event which will specifically focus on supporting Health Tech companies and their IP journey.  Led by the professionals at Shoosmiths at their offices in Birmingham.

This workshop event will explore the ins and outs of all Intellectual Property considerations.


Event: Innovation and Funding Masterclass

Location: Scarman Conference Facility at Warwick Conferences, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7SH United Kingdom

Date: 28th February 2024

Time: 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Description: Join Medilink Midlands Entrepreneur in Residence, Christian Kumar for this Innovation and Funding Masterclass.

The masterclass will include:

– Changing Landscape of Capital
– Innovation Challenges, including Tactical Road Mapping
– Presenting your idea
– Delivering the perfect pitch

This masterclass is set to be lively and will present many take aways for yourself/business, avoid disappointment and book your free place today.



Event: Ask the Expert: Obesity and mental health research webinar

Location: Online

Date: 4th March 2024

Time: 19:00pm – 20:00pm

Description: The public is invited to a webinar to ask questions of leading specialists about the latest research into obesity and mental health, hosted by NIHR.

The event is being held to mark World Obesity Day on Monday 4 March 2024, a global awareness-raising campaign.

Guests must sign up in advance using this form, where they can enter their question(s). They will also be able to ask questions during the event in the text box provided.



Event: Professional Development Training Course: Medical Device Regulation Transition

Location: Pennine Healthcare, 300 City Gate, London Rd, Derby, DE24 8WY

Date: 18th March 2024

Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Description: Stick or Twist – How do you make the right decision about whether to Transition your products to MDR?

Attend this Medilink Midlands endorsed Professional Development training course on the Medical Device Regulation Transition, delivered by Medilink Midlands member company IMed Consultancy. Taking place on Monday 18th March, so that you can make an informed choice and meet the fast-approaching application deadline of 26th May 2024!


Event: Medilink Midlands Members Forum

Location: Renfrew Group International, Rocket Studios, 115 Waterside Road, Leicester, LE5 1TL

Date: 20th March 2024

Time: 09:00am – 12:00pm

Description: Quarterly forum for Medilink Midlands members, for those companies/individuals who want to support ongoing evolution of Medilink Midlands.

The next members forum which will be held at Renfrew Group in Leicester, will be a prescribed roundtable discussion on the two main themes arising from the previous event and key findings report.


Event: TBAT Innovation Workshop: Finance – All you need to know to fund your business growth

Location: TBC

Date: 20th March 2024

Time: 13:00pm – 16:30pm

Description: This free-to-attend online workshop is designed to delve into the innovative solutions you need to know in order to fund your business growth.  Discussion around problems, challenges and opportunities highlighted to reduce the effects of funding barriers – supporting you on your journey to commercialisation and being a disrupter in the marketplace.


Event: Venturefest West Midlands 2024

Location: Eastside Rooms, Birmingham, B7 4BL United Kingdom

Date: 21st March 2024

Time: 09:00am – 17:00pm

Description: Connecting Investors, Innovators and Entrepreneurs in the West Midlands.  Venturefest West Midlands, brings together regional businesses, universities, science parks and business support organisations.​

Venturefest West Midlands will be held on 21st March 2024 at the Eastside Rooms in Birmingham.

​Being supported locally by business, universities, science parks and business support organisations Venturefest provides entrepreneurs, investors and innovators the chance to meet, engage and exchange ideas for co-operation and collaboration, particularly in the fields of science and emerging technologies.


Event:  Making Pharmaceuticals 2024

Location: Coventry Building Society Arena, Judds Lane, Coventry, CV6 6GE United Kingdom

Date: 23rd April 2024 – 24th April 2024

Time: 10am onwards

Description: The UK’s leading free-to-attend Pharmaceutical Exhibition and Conference takes place in person at the Coventry Building Society Area. This annual event brings together expert speakers, leading suppliers and hundreds of industry professionals from across the whole supply chain, for two days of new thinking, new products and new connections.



Event: WEBINAR: How a LIMS Supports Cybersecurity

Location: Online

Date: 25th April 2024

Time: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Description: Concerned about your lab data security? Interactive Software are delighted to be hosting a free, live webinar on Thursday 25th April from 2.30pm – 3.30pm for Laboratory Managers and professionals who would like to understand more about how a LIMS can support cybersecurity.



Event: Planning Ahead for Clinical Evidence

Location: Leonardo Royal Hotel Birmingham, 245 Broad Street Birmingham B1 2HQ

Date: 30th April 2024

Time: 10:00am – 13:00pm

Description: Join Medilink and partner Afortiori Development for an in-person event which will be about planning ahead for clinical evidence and preparing adequately for this.

The event will cover:

Part 1: Introduction to Commercial Clinical Development. What is a clinical development plan? Why do I need one?

Part 2: Trials and trial design considerations , Regulatory requirements & guidelines, ethical considerations, trial set up, trial oversight, site selection, systems requirements

Part 3: Trial oversight, patient recruitment, quality assurance, safety monitoring, trial data reporting



Event: Rehabilitation Technologies Strategic Innovation Gateway

Location: Charnwood Campus, Bakewell Road, Loughborough, LE11 5RB

Date: 1st May 2024

Time: 09:00am – 14:00pm

Description: Medilink Midlands are delighted to be sharing that our first Strategic Innovation Gateway Event on Rehabilitation Technologies will take place this May.

Join us, Loughborough UniversityUniversity of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust to find out “What the National Rehabilitation Centre (NRC) can do for you?”.

The NRC’s aim is to bring research, innovation, education and training alongside clinical practice to drive excellence in rehabilitation.

The NRC programme received formal Government approval in 2023 for the £105million plans. Work is now progressing in earnest to create the 70-bed, purpose-built and highly energy efficient new facility as part of the Government’s New Hospital Programme.



Event: Medilink Midlands Business Awards 2024

Location: Athena Leicester, Queen Street, Leicester, LE1 1QD United Kingdom

Date: 09th May 2024

Time: 19:00pm – 23:30pm

Description: Book your ticket/table now for the Medilink Midlands Business Awards 2024.

The evening will provide a stage to showcase the very best collaborations between industry, academia and the NHS across the Midlands.  The evening will also be a celebration of 20 years of Medilink Midlands.

We come together each year to celebrate the achievements of life science companies, which for 2024 will be held at the Athena, Leicester, a Grade II – listed events venue in the cultural quarter of Leicester City Centre.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the Midlands life science community to gather together, celebrate and network.



Event: Bio Integrates 2024

Location: Angela Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1PT United Kingdom

Date: 15th May 2024

Time: 8:30 am – 17:00pm

Description: Engage with top executives in biotech, CDMO, supply chain, and funding & investment to discuss the major challenges impacting the Biotech sector. Please click here to read the full agenda and learn more about the guest speakers. Medilink members have access to 25% discount. Please email for the discount code.



Event: Design for Health & Med Tech Innovation

Location: Conference Aston, Aston University Aston Street, Birmingham, B4 7ET United Kingdom

Date: 16th May 2024

Time: 10:00 am – 13:30 pm

Description: Join Medilink Midlands for a comprehensive exploration of design in health and medical technology innovation, hosted by Aston University as part of the West Midlands Health Tech Innovation Accelerator. This event will dive deep into various aspects critical to bringing your groundbreaking ideas to life, including: 

  • Intellectual Property - Protecting your innovations and securing a competitive edge.
  • Regulations - Navigating the regulatory landscape for health and med tech products.
  • Sustainability - Designing with a focus on environmental responsibility.
  • Manufacturing - Understanding the complexities of bringing your product to market.
  • Human Factors - Ensuring your design prioritizes user needs and safety.



Event: Product Development & Protection Workshop – Design and protect your innovation

Location: TBC, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Date: 22nd May 2024

Time: 13:00 pm – 16:30 pm

Description: This free-to-attend workshop, which will run as part of the Innovation Challenge, is designed to delve into the innovative solutions you need to know to fund your business growth. Discussion around problems and challenges with opportunities highlighted to reduce the effects of product design and protection barriers – supporting you on your journey to commercialisation and being a disrupter in the marketplace.



Event: Welcome to the Midlands

Location: Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square Birmingham B3 3DH

Date: 3rd June 2024

Time: 15:00pm – 18:00pm

Description: Medilink Midlands are hosting a afternoon reception on Monday 3 June at Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery to welcome delegations from overseas, as part of the 4-day Midlands International Showcase Event, which includes the following 4 events:

Day 1:  Welcome to the Midlands
Day 2: Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Global Business Conference
Days 3 & 4: Med-Tech Innovation Expo

This afternoon reception will offer regional and international guests an introduction to the city’s culture and attractions. Plus, the chance to meet and hear from Medilink Midlands, and other key partners from across the med tech ecosystem, introducing the 4-day international showcase, and how to get the most from this event.



Event: Med-Tech Innovation Expo 2024

Location: NEC Birmingham, Hall 2, Birmingham, B40 1NT United Kingdom

Date: 5th June 2024, 9:00 am – Thursday 6th June 2024, 5:00 pm

Time: 09:00am 5:00pm

Description: Med-Tech Innovation Expo event brings together leaders, engineers, innovators and manufacturers, connecting them with technology and innovation to facilitate the design and manufacture of life changing medical devices.

The UK is home to one of the largest medical technology industries globally with an annual turnover of £27.6 billion including over £5 billion in exports. It also leads the world in research capabilities with universities building on an existing rich history of ground-breaking medical innovations.



Event: Navigating the Risk Landscape in Life Sciences and Med Tech – The Key Considerations

Location: Online

Date: 11th June 2023

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Description: In today’s fast-paced business world, the risk landscape is constantly changing, posing new challenges for organisations in the life sciences and medtech industries. It is essential for these organisations to stay proactive and be prepared for the evolving risks they may face. To help you navigate these risks, join risk management experts and Medilink Patrons, Gallagher, for a webinar that will cover:

  • The potential hidden risks your organisation may encounter in the future.
  • The insurance trends and topics that will impact life sciences and medtech organisations.
  • The crucial steps you can take to mitigate risk and ensure the longevity of your organisation.



Event: Celebrating Innovation Support

Location: ARU Students’ Union, Bishop Hall Lane 92, Tindal Building Chelmsford CM1 1SQ

Date: 19th June 2024

Time: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Description: Join Medilink MidlandsAnglia Ruskin University and Essex County Council for this celebratory event to learn about the fantastic support that has been given to the East of England region and what more there is to come.  This is a great opportunity to network and be informed, delegates will include innovators who have participated in the Ambitious Essex Innovation Accelerator.



Event: Medilink Midlands Members Forum

Location: SMC Corporation, Crownhill, MK8 0AN United Kingdom

Date: 19th June 2024

Time: 09:00am – 12:00pm

Description: Quarterly forum for Medilink Midlands members, for those companies/individuals who want to support ongoing evolution of Medilink Midlands.

The next members forum which will be held at SMC Corporation (UK) in Milton Keynes, will be an update and continuation from the last member forum event which was held in March. We’re working on making digital and innovative change to enhance the Medilink Midlands membership community experience, and you’ll be one of the first to hear updates.

There will also be a Roundtable discussion for members to have their say, aimed at establishing more insights into international interest.


If the invite to this Medilink Midlands member only event hasn’t reached your inbox, please email to receive the details and booking link.  Online registration is essential. 


Event: Commercialisation Workshop – All you need to know to fund your business growth

Location: TBC, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Date: 26th June 2024

Time: 13:00 pm – 16:30 pm

Description: This free-to-attend online workshop, which will run as part of the Innovation Challenge, is designed to delve into the innovative solutions you need to know in order to fund your business growth. There will be discussion around problems, challenges and opportunities highlighted to reduce the effects of funding barriers – supporting you on your journey to commercialisation and being a disrupter in the marketplace.



Event: Developing partnerships for innovation in Health and the Life Sciences with the University of Leicester

Location: King Power Stadium, LE2 7FL

Date: 27th June 2024

Time:  9:00 am – 16:00 pm

Description: This is a FREE event which will bring together academics, clinicians, businesses and funders to showcase how the University of Leicester and Leicester Academic Health Partners enable health innovation using proof-of-concept funding throughout the pipeline of basic research through to clinical implementation. The first half of the day will focus on academic research collaborations, and the second half of the day will focus on driving those collaborations into NHS research partnerships.


Event: East Midlands Microbiome Research Network (EMMRN) Research Day 2024

Location: College Court, Knighton Road Knighton LE2 3UF

Date: 3rd July 2024

Time: 9:00am – 17:00pm

Description: The East Midlands Microbiome Research Network (EMMRN) Organising Committee is delighted to invite you to the first EMMRN One-Heath Research Day, to be held at the University of Leicester on July 3rd 2024.

The EMMRN was launched in June 2023 to (i) bring together expertise from across the region, (ii) showcase world-leading microbiome-related research, and (iii) coordinate collaborative opportunities. The Network takes a One-Heath approach to understanding the complexities of the microbiome and aims to capitalise on academic and industry expertise across human, animal, insect, soil and plant microbiomes to facilitate multidisciplinary approaches to novel innovations with real impact.



Event: West Midlands Medicines and the Environment Network- Reducing medicines Waste

Location: Online

Date: 4th July 2024

Time: 12:00pm – 13:00pm

Description: Health Innovation West Midlands (HIWM) invite you to join our regional Medicines and the Environmental Network meeting.

The network has been developed to bring together Healthcare professionals across all sectors located in the West Midlands. Medicines have a significant impact on the environment, contributing to 25% of the NHS carbon footprint alongside contributing to environmental pollution, this group focuses on sharing best practice and learning to reduce this impact.



Event: Medilink UK National Awards 2024

Location: London Institute for Healthcare Engineering, 100 Lambeth Palace Road, London, SE1 7AR United Kingdom

Date: 11th July 2024

Time: 11:30 am – 16:00 pm

Description: This year’s Medilink UK National Awards will take place on 11th July at the London Institute of Healthcare Engineering (LIHE).

Please note this event is invite-only for the regional Medilink Award Winners, all winners/finalists have been notified, if you have any queries please email



Event: Unlocking Growth: Accounting & Business Strategies for Health & Med Tech

Location: Coventry University Technology Park, Puma Way, Coventry, CV1 2TT

Date: Tuesday 16th July 2024

Time: 10:00 am – 13:30 pm

Description: Level up your Health & Med Tech Business at this West Midlands Health Tech Innovation Accelerator event!

Join us for an insightful session designed to supercharge your company’s growth. In partnership with Azets, a leading accounting and business advisory firm, we’ll delve into the secrets of maximizing your financial potential.



Event: Medilink Midlands Summer Networking

Location: The Manor House at Quorn, Woodhouse Road Quorn LE12 8AL

Date: 18th July 2024

Time: 15:00pm – 18:00pm

Description: Join Medilink Midlands for an afternoon of networking with some of the region’s finest as we host our Summer Networking event.

This year, we are theming the event around a summer festival, so dust off your brightly-coloured clothing and join us for an afternoon of entertainment, great food and garden games!

The event is a great opportunity for you to socialise with your colleagues, and make new connections within the Midlands med-tech and life science sector in a fun and laid-back environment.