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JointMedica announced as West Midlands Innovation Winners

17 Mar 2023

Winners of the Medilink Midlands Business Awards 2023 announced

The Medilink Midlands Business Awards 2023, sponsored by the University of Birmingham, were held last night and saw thirteen individual life science companies based in the East and West Midlands receive awards from Start-Up to Outstanding Achievement. A further six companies received highly commended certificates.


The prestigious awards were held in the historic surroundings of the Great Hall at the University of Birmingham and celebrated by over 220 guests from across the life sciences and professional services sectors.


Medilink Midlands provides life sciences innovation and business support to organisations across the region and has created the awards with the aim of recognising and celebrating businesses in the life sciences sector that have excelled.


The awards were introduced by Medilink Midlands Chairman, Professor Martin Levermore, MBE, DL, who commented: “We are extremely fortunate to have such diverse life science businesses across the East and West Midlands and tonight we’re able to celebrate their outstanding achievements as part of the Medilink Midlands Annual Business Awards. The next coming years will witness an explosion within our life science businesses propelled by increased FDI into the region. Events such as these Awards are important. They not only raise the profile of the finalists and, of course, the winners, but they elevate the sector and the importance of the Midlands life science ecosystem.”


A welcome address was given by headline sponsor, the University of Birmingham and the Precision Health Technologies Accelerator, Professor Liam Grover, who had this to say about the current status of the sector: “This is an exciting time for the life sciences and med-tech sector in the Midlands, with Birmingham ready to take a leading role in driving forward medical innovation. The Medilink Midlands Business Awards show just how many talented, pioneering businesses and individuals we have in the region and it was an honour for the University of Birmingham and Precision Health Technologies Accelerator to sponsor and host them.”


Six organisations were shortlisted for the Innovation Award, sponsored by intellectual property specialists, Barker Brettell, however only two were successful. JointMedica took home the prize for the West Midlands and BlueSkeye AI was the chosen winner for the East Midlands. The companies were selected for their development of innovative technology that has produced major improvement in business and market performance.


All the winning organisations from seven of the categories will be automatically entered in to the Medilink UK National Awards, part of the MedTech Innovation Conference & Expo (MTI), which takes place on 7 and 8 June 2023.


Innovation, sponsored by Barker Brettell


  • Winner (West Midlands)- JointMedica

  • Winner (East Midlands)- BlueSkeye AI

  • Highly commended - BPR Medical

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Caption for image supplied with this press release: Winners of the Medilink Midlands Business Awards 2023.


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About Medilink Midlands

Medilink Midlands is the Midlands Life Sciences industry association with a vision to stimulate the growth of the Midlands life science sector by helping companies establish, develop and grow.


Its network of more than 8,000 contacts in over 1,700 organisations represents all aspects of the sector; from multi-nationals to high potential start-up companies, as well as the NHS and Universities.


Medilink Midlands helps stimulate additional and value-added growth of the Midlands as a prosperous community for Life Sciences with strategic alliances working in collaboration with the Midlands Engine, West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN), East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN), Midlands Innovation Health (MI Health), Midlands Health Alliance (MHA) and West Midlands Health Technologies Cluster (WMHTC).


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