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October 2021

2021 International Trade Council's Go Global Awards 

MDTi achives top placer / runnerup at this years Go Global awards by the International Trade Council.
Click here to view the certificate.


May 2021

Launch of the Science and Industry Partnership in the West Midlands

Following the Launch of SIP West Midlands group on the 22nd April, a link to the SIP West Midlands Life Sciences Skills Report
which shows that the region’s growing Life Sciences sector is paving the way for thousands of jobs over the next decade
is now available. Click the link within the text above to view the report.

- The Life Sciences sector employs 17,320 in the West Midlands and contributes £6.49bn to the UK economy
- Up to 9,937 new and replacement Life Sciences jobs are needed within the region by 2030


April 2021

MDTi CEO Appointed as Windrush Advisor

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Martin Levermore appointed as new Windrush independent adviser - GOV.UK (                                                                                


  January 2021

- Mobilising Research Excellence in the Midlands to Tackle Covid 19

Showcasing the dedicated work of academic, healthcare professionals and industrial partners from across the Midlands.

To view report click here  /content/pages/documents/1611143120.pdf

August 2020

MDTi CEO Professor Martin Levermore MBE DL. joins a West Midlands Health Technology Cluster Organisation (HTCO) as a Director

A West Midlands Health Technology Cluster Organisation (HTCO) has taken an important step towards its formation after the creation of a new limited company to manage it and the appointment of its first two directors.

A not for profit company, limited by guarantee, has been formed with David Kidney as its Executive Chair and Tony Davis as its Secretary.

The limited company represents an important step in the HTCO’s development as it gives the cluster the ability to manage its assets as it grows by employing staff, managing funding and holding land interests such as office space.

David and Tony will be joined by new directors Professor Martin Levermore MBE DL and Dr Lisa Page.

Martin is a Senior Associate of the Royal Society of Medicine, a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is a Visiting Professor for Health, Education and Life Science at Birmingham City University (BCU) and is also an Honorary Consultant for Health Innovations with the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. His work and research has been published widely in academic journals.

Martin Levermore said:

The creation of this cluster is something which will pay enormous dividends for the life sciences and health tech sector within the West Midlands and I’m delighted to be able to add my experience and ideas to the cluster.

“The region is already home to some extremely talented businesses with huge growth potential, so to play a role in shaping the future of the sector within the region is a very exciting prospect indeed.”

Full article


September 2019

MDTi is pleased to sponsor the Mayor's Cricket Cup on Sunday 8th September, Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham.

Bright Future for Life Sciences in the Midlands
July 3, 2020
The amalgamation of Medilink East and West Midlands has been given the seal of approval in a move which will serve the best interests of the life sciences sector in the Midlands.
This unification, that sees Medilink East and West Midlands operate under a single group company, Medilink Midlands, was unanimously endorsed, in principle, by the Boards of both organisations in June and is the culmination of a strategic alignment that has been developing over the last 6 years.
Medilink East and West Midlands have both established comprehensive local connections, and under Medilink Midlands will have a combined network of over 8,000 contacts within the Life Sciences sector. This includes the NHS and key universities, along with the many businesses that operate in the sector, ranging from innovative start-ups, right through to multi-nationals such as 3M, Walgreens Boots Alliance, The Binding Site, Quotient Sciences, Kimal and Salts Healthcare.
The two organisations first began working together in 2014 with the initiation of a Midlands wide skills programme. Since then a number of other collaborative programmes have been established to help grow the sector in areas as diverse as personalised medicine, digital health, defence medicine, inward investment and international trade. There is an on-going transatlantic collaboration between the Midlands and the City of Mentor, Ohio in the USA that has resulted in four trans-Atlantic trade missions, providing a valuable foothold for Midlands companies looking to operate in the American market and creating a means for further overseas investment in the Midlands, enhancing the Midlands reputation as a high performing, high calibre region.
This amalgamation will serve to further utilise the skills, knowledge and expertise resident within the region and will provide a more connected focus on influencing Midlands-wide and national initiatives, whilst maintaining the established sub-regional activity that delivers training, business and innovation support, market access, R&D collaboration and networking opportunities. The advent of the Midlands Engine and moves to rebalancing the UK economy will also bring greater regional collaboration opportunities that Medilink Midlands will be ideally placed to capitalise on.
Keith Widdowson, Chair of Medilink East Midlands, said: “This move to bring the two organisations together fulfils a real need in the life sciences market. With the rich history and track record of innovative life science companies across the East and West Midlands, combined with the strength of depth in the supply chain, the future partnership and growth opportunities for our companies will drive the Midlands forwards to ever greater heights.”
Prof Martin Levermore DL, Chair of Medilink West Midlands, added: “This is an opportune
time to formally bring together the East and West Midlands life science community. The East
and West Midlands complement each other wonderfully and there is a clear and logical
connection between the two regions. As Medilink Midlands, we will strive to ensure that what
is great in our region is raised to the highest stage and what is already good will be helped
by us to become even better giving a pan regional delivery for all Medilink members.”
Medilink Midlands will be holding a number of online events throughout the summer with the
first one on Tuesday, 7July, in which the City of Mentor will speak on how Ohio has
responded to the Coronavirus pandemic and what lessons can be learnt for the continued
collaboration with the Midlands Life Science sector.
You can find out more about Medilink Midlands and book onto next Tuesday’s event by
visiting the Medilink Midlands website:
Notes to Editors
About Medilink Midlands
Medilink Midlands is the Midlands Life Sciences industry association whose aim is to help
companies establish, develop and grow. Its network of more than 8,000 contacts in over
1,700 organisations represents all aspects of the sector; from multi-nationals to high
potential start-up companies, as well as the NHS and Universities. Working alongside the
Midlands Engine and other strategic alliances, Medilink Midlands’ helps stimulate additional
and value-added growth of the Midlands as a prosperous community for Life Sciences.
With offices in Birmingham and Nottingham, Medilink Midlands provides specialist support to
boost the region’s economic output from Life Sciences.

MDTi's CEO Corvid- 19 Offiical Statement

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MDTi September 2019 Newsletter

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MDTi Sky Dive for Prostate Cancer UK

On Friday 28th June Martin represented MDTi and took part in a skydive for charity. 

We raised monies for Prostate Cancer UK with Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Andy Streets Giving Day. We are over the moon to say that we raised £24,600 for the day, with the hope of reaching £25,000! 

Here are some photos from the day…

MDTi skydive image for Prostate Cancer UK  MDTi skydive group image for Prostate Cancer UK

MDTi skydive image for Prostate Cancer UK MDTi skydive image for Prostate Cancer UK


The National Caribbean Monument Charity fundraising sky dive.

Martin Levermore MBE, CEO of MDTi took part with serving and ex, navy, army and RAF colleagues in a charity sky dive for the installation of a National Monument for the recognition of Caribbean military service personnel in the UK.

Donations can be made at

Twitter @tncmcharity1





MDTi CEO attends the Commonwealth Diaspora Reception at Buckingham Palace hosted by the Queen

The reception offered an opportunity to recognise people of Commonwealth heritage who have made a positive contribution to business, community and culture in the United Kingdom.

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Martin Levermore MBE, Visiting Professor for Health, Education and Life Sciences Birmingham City University pictured meeting Her Majesty The Queen.

MDTi CEO Awarded Honorary Proffessorship by Birmingham City University

MDTi CEO Martin Levermore has now been made Visiting Professor for Health, Education and Life Sciences Birmingham City University.

Click on the following link to view an article about Martin's visiting proffessorship in The Voice newspapper: 


MDTi May 2017 Newsletter


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MDTi December 2016 Newsletter 

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MDTi Awarded the International Trade Council Certificate of Appreciation

MDTi has been awarded the certificate of appreciation by the International Trade Council; for its service, support and contributions towards the International Trade Council Community.





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