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Innovative Leicestershire, A Life Sciences Success Story

September 21, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

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This event, delivered by Medilink Midlands and Charnwood Campus, will showcase Leicestershire’s unwavering entrepreneurial spirit that has led to the creation of 3,700 jobs across the life sciences sector since 2010 and continues to generate £900M of GVA per annum.

Its aim is to showcase and celebrate the considerable contribution that the Leicestershire life sciences community makes to the UK’s wider success in the fields of medical and clinical research, innovation, health data, AI and digital health.

The life sciences sector strengthens every year through the continuous formation of strong and successful partnerships. Leicestershire is certainly ‘one to watch’ as a key location within the UK for experts in economics, science and innovation, as well as spring boarding entrepreneurs.

Attend this event to celebrate success stories from across the region, hear updates on new projects, and to network with like-minded businesses.

To find out more and to book your free place, please click here.

We have a limited amount of table top exhibition stands at the event, if you would like to express an interest in taking a free stand, please click here to email.


9.30 – 10.00 Registration Refreshments and Exhibition.

10.00 – 10.15 Event Welcome and Introduction.

Gosia Khrais, Commercial and Marketing Director, Charnwood Campus and Melanie Davidson, Chief Executive Officer, Medilink Midlands and Event Chair.

10.15 – 10.35 Making the Midlands Engine work for you.

Prof Dean Fathers, Chair of the Midlands Engine Health Care and Life Science Board.


10.35 – 10.50  inCharnwood, the Centre of Innovation.

Christopher Grace, Head of Economic Development and Regeneration, Charnwood Borough Council.


10.50 – 11.00 Innovate Edge and Innovation Support.

Paul Bennett, Innovation and Growth Specialist, Innovate Edge and East Midlands Chamber.


11.00 – 11.20 Refreshments and Exhibition.


11.20 – 11.30  Diabetes prevention and management through the innovative non-invasive BEAT® technology.

Dr Arash Ghadar, Chief Operating Officer, Nemaura Medical Inc.


11.30 – 11.40

Nadine Miles, Director of Service Delivery, Spirit Healthcare.


11.40 – 11.50

Mike Phillips, Design Development Director, Renfrew Group International.


11.50 – 12.00

Katie Michaels, Founder, Moti Me


12.00 – 12.10

Dr Adam Peall, Principal Scientist, Charnwood Molecular

12.10 – 12.30 The Future Innovation Landscape.

Christian Kumar, Founder & Managing Director, Capital Kinetics (pre-recorded presentation), Alison Mlot, Commercial Manager, East Midlands Academic Health Science Network, Dr Lucy Alexander, Head of Business Development, Charnwood Campus.


12.30 – 13.00 Panel Discussion, Chair Prof Dean Fathers.


13.00 – 14.00 Lunch, Networking and Exhibition.


September 21, 2023
9:30 am - 2:00 pm


Charnwood Campus