Medilink East Midlands (EM), in partnership with the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN), have launched a new project which will provide sector-specific support to medical and fife science businesses based in Lincolnshire and Rutland.
Businesses working in this market, or looking to break into it, will now have access to funding and business advice to help develop innovative new products and services.
This venture is in addition to a series of programmes currently being run across the rest of the East Midlands by Medilink EM.
Through this new project, Medilink EM can now expand the support and funding opportunities into the entire region, which will have a huge impact on many businesses.
The project will initially run until March 31, 2019 and will provide SMEs access to support including:
- Grant funding for innovation development
- Programme of events tailored to relevant sector specific topics
- Support and advice from skilled individuals within the life sciences industry, NHS and the university community.
If the initial programme proves successful, the project will hopefully be extended for a number of years.
Darren Clark, Chief Executive, Medilink EM, said: “Medilink EM has historically provided support across the entire East Midlands and has been running projects, part funded through the European Development Fund (ERDF) in other areas of the East Midlands for a number of years, so we’re delighted to be able to once again offer the same opportunities to organisations in Lincolnshire and Rutland.”
Chris Hart, Commercial Director, EMAHSN added: “It’s a very exciting time for life sciences in the East Midlands, which is now being supported at full capacity.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Medilink EM to provide this support.”