The eastern region is ideally placed to host a new global accelerator for life sciences in the UK, which would take an overarching and strategic approach to the development of life sciences industries. Life sciences partners called on government at the East of England Parliamentary Reception 2018, to request support for this new, internationally significant institution. Click the image link to read the full brochure outlining the region’s life sciences offer.

Four key strands will support and implement the national industrial strategy:

  • Create and capture the benefits from disruptive technologies and their application. The accelerator would support cutting edge initiatives including:
    • Technology foresight projects and events
    • Advice and funds for prototyping and proof of concept
    • Business growth and management advice, coaching and support.
  • Enhance and cultivate existing life sciences assets and capabilities. The accelerator would prioritise support for existing offers including:
    • Advice and development partnership for life sciences institutions and firms wanting to expand
    • Support fast-track development of the built environment, with the highest standards of sustainable construction and community benefits underpinning its position as a location for investment.
  • The accelerator will provide the skills that life sciences industries need now.
    Skills foresight for life sciences, predicting areas of growth and demand and working with local stakeholders to grow local talent in response
    Intelligence, teaching and careers guidance resources for schools, Higher Education and Further Education institutions
    • A structured, nationally branded and well organised work placement scheme with the life sciences sector
    Community initiatives to ensure local residents can access job and career development opportunities in life sciences.
  • The global accelerator will ensure that enhancements in technology and workforce
    development improve healthcare and wellbeing.
    • A clinical prototyping zone for the eastern region, allowing fast-tracked trials and clinical approval for new technologies and innovations in medical devices
    Digital and data integration and capture. Building on existing leadership in cancer registry, the accelerator would develop a health and care data hub for the region.
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