Australian innovators visit East Midlands 

Posted by: Jamie Sharp - Posted on:

Health Innovation East Midlands

Health Tech innovators from Australia visited Leicester during April, as part of Investment NSW and NSW Government’s ‘Going Global Export’ Health Innovation Programme.

Delivered by Health Innovation East Midlands in collaboration with Leicestershire Academic Health Partners, delegates spent two days in Leicester as part of a wider visit to the UK coordinated by Investment NSW.

The cohort met with representatives from across the East Midlands health and care system and inward investment. 

The visit showcased the East Midlands’ state of the art facilities and excellence at health research and innovation – developing and spreading technologies that are helping the NHS save money and transform patient care – and will aim to open future opportunities for investment into the East Midlands.

HIEM Commercial Manager Alison Mlot said: “We were delighted to welcome our guests from Australia – this has been a fantastic opportunity to showcase the great work going on in health research and innovation within the East Midlands and reinforce our region’s deserved reputation as a fantastic place to do business.”

Emma Stevens, Associate Director for Trade and Investment at Investment NSW said: “There are many synergies between Australia and the United Kingdom, and with the free trade agreement now almost a year old, we’re looking forward to building on the visit to develop partnerships and explore export and investment opportunities.

“Regions such as the East Midlands offer great opportunities, such as access to an expert workforce, state of the art facilities, a strong research & business partnerships that fosters innovation, and leaders who are forward thinking and dedicated to the success of their regions.”