Laptop displaying Meridian website

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.


Deadline extended and £10k prize fund announced - latest news from Meridian Celebration of Innovation Awards

The deadline for entries to the Meridian Celebration of Innovation Awards has now been extended to Friday 18 May 2018. The announcement comes alongside news of a £10,000 prize fund for the MidTECH award in the form of ‘development awards’.    Read More

Major boost for Birmingham innovators

Birmingham-based surgical e-training company. OrthOracle has had a major boost thanks to The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd).    Read More

Featured Programme

Meridian. West Midlands Academic Health Science Network

Introducing Meridian

Meridian is the West Midlands’ online healthcare innovation exchange, supporting the adoption of good practice and the sharing of lessons learned.
Access Meridian

Latest video

Learning from Excellence Community Event video

Coverage of the West Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative's Learning from Excellence (LfE) Community Event, a national conference held on 16 November 2017 at The Vox in Birmingham. The LfE initiative believes that by studying excellence in healthcare can create new opportunities for learning and improving team resilience. Attendees share their experiences of LfE in the video, reflecting on the event and how they will apply LfE in their working lives to improve safety and quality of care for patients.



April 2018

Digital Health and Wellbeing Conference

Walton Hall, Kents Hill, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA

The conference aims to challenge research and practitioners to explore, uncover and inspire the ethos of digital health and wellbeing,…    Read More


April 2018

Black Country Business Festival


This brand new initiative will drive business engagement, encourage collaboration, promote inward investment and support economic growth across the Black…    Read More

Latest Tweets

Our newsletter