About Us

The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network leads, catalyses and drives co-operation, collaboration and productivity between academia, industry, health and care providers and commissioners, and citizens, and accelerates the adoption of innovation to generate continuous improvement in the region’s health and wealth.

This will be achieved in a collaborative environment in which member organisations are mutually supportive and in which the technology-rich West Midlands’ life sciences community is fully integrated and generating additional investment. Innovation will be spread at scale and pace regionally, nationally and internationally. WMAHSN, its partners and the public will celebrate the region’s success as a centre for innovation, health and wealth and as the first digitally-enabled health economy in England. The improved generation and adoption of innovation will benefit the economy by giving the region’s academic institutions and life sciences industry a competitive advantage.


Act now to sponsor our Celebration of Innovation Event and Awards 2017!

The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) will be holding their annual Celebration of Innovation Event and Awards at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on 20 July - and your organisation is being offered the chance to become involved via…    Read More

ideasUK launches Idea of the Year Competition 2017

Through the Idea of the Year competition, ideasUK has shown how innovation in the workplace can bring wide benefits to employees, customers and organisations. The Idea of the Year competition provides a great opportunity to recognise the employees who submitted…    Read More

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Introducing Meridian

Meridian is the West Midlands’ online healthcare innovation exchange, supporting the adoption of good practice and the sharing of lessons learned.
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Serendip Digital Health Quarter tenants GiveVision give a successful pitch at WIRED Health 2017

WMAHSN's Serendip® Digital Health Quarter tenants Give Vision lifted a prestigious WIRED Health 2017 award for their pioneering work on enhancing the lives of people with impaired vision. Stan Karpenko, co-founder and CEO of Give Vision, was announced as the winner of WIRED Health’s EY Startup Stage at the London ceremony in March 2017. Watch Stan present Give Vision's product SightPlus, a pair of hands-free, easy-to-use goggles that enhance the wearer’s remaining vision.



June 2017

Clinical inertia

Macdonald Ansty Hall, Coventry CV7 9HZ

Part of the Diabetes up close and personalised education programme 2016 - 2017, this meeting looks at the barriers to…    Read More


May 2017

West Midlands CVD and diabetes event: adoption, innovation, dissemination

Aston Villa Football Club, Villa Park, Birmingham B6 6HE

Hear from clinical leaders who've made change happen! The aims of the day are to learn from excellence in prevention…    Read More

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