Government recognition for Leeds City Region medtech expertise

Research into innovative medical technologies has been recognised in the Government’s Industrial Strategy Life Sciences Sector Deal.

   

The ‘deal’, between government and the life sciences industry, connecting academia and the public sector with major firms worldwide was announced this week by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Department of Health.

   

It highlights plans for a £350million investment in medical technology research and development which the region is already driving forward, to support UK industry as a whole.

   

This includes new investments such as Nexus, the University of Leeds’ forthcoming £40million innovation and enterprise centre, which is specifically listed as having a significant benefit for the wider region, together with the Leeds Health and Care Academy. The academy will deliver skills training for 57,000 people in the sector across Leeds.

   

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