GETTING SCIENTIFIC: A new Science Industry Partnership for the West Midlands
A new Science Industry Partnership for the West Midlands is hoping to bring companies from across the science industries together to share best practice.
The hope is to create jobs in order to achieve the target of 133, 000 by 2030 set out by the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy. They will bring companies together to 'find solutions to skills needs, apprenticeships and retaining graduates.' SIP local networks have already had success in Liverpool, Cambridge and the North East.
Businesses in the Health and Medical Technology sector are being invited to join the newly formed Science Industry Partnership for the West Midlands (SIP West Midlands). It has been formed in collaboration with the Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership with businesses from both the Black Country LEP and Warwickshire LEP also eligible to join. There are currently 400 life sciences businesses across the West Midlands, employing 11,000 people and generating over £4 billion.
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