New Life Sciences Conference launched in the North East with AHSN

The NationalWorld event will take place at Newcastle Helix.

NationalWorld has launched a new conference for the growing Life Sciences sector in the North East which will be held in person on September 13 at the Catalyst in the Newcastle Helix.

In July 2021 the UK government set out a 10-year strategy Life Sciences Vision “Build Back Better: Our vision for growth” for the sector to solve some of the biggest healthcare problems of our generation. The strategy mentions how the North has some of the biggest potential in growth in manufacturing which will “support the creation and retention of jobs in the North” within the Life Sciences sector. North East England is now one of the UK’s hotspots for Life Sciences and plans to double the health and life sciences sector by 2030.

The conference that is held in partnership with the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria will bring together key people in industry, academia and public sector to talk about putting the North East’s life sciences sector on the map.

Nicola Hutchinson, Chief Executive Officer at the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria, said: “As home to many exciting life sciences companies, our region is bursting at the seams with innovation. We’re thrilled to be celebrating that as key sponsor of the North East Life Sciences Conference 2022.

“At the AHSN NENC, we are passionate about supporting innovative thinking and encouraging it to thrive. Through our Innovation Pathway, we offer fantastic opportunities for companies to grow and diversify within health and social care, driving innovation and adoption which improves both people’s health and the region’s economy.

“We’re delighted to see our region in the spotlight and playing host to such an important event. It will be great to meet at The Catalyst in September, reflect on how far we have come collectively as a region and explore future opportunities to put the North East and North Cumbria on the map.”

Other conference partners include CPI, who help companies to develop, prove, prototype and commercialise next generation products and processes; Marks & Clerk LLP, a  leading patent and trademark attorney global firm; and BioPartner UK, an accredited trade organisation that provides practical support and international promotion to UK Life Sciences companies.

Steve Bagshaw from the UK Vaccines taskforce will join the speaker lineup in September, discussing some of the key lessons coming out of covid and how the central role the North East’s health and life sciences community played in the UK’s COVID-19 response.

The conference will emphasise the need to enshrine the engagement between industry, Government, NHS and academia as a cornerstone for future working.  The agenda will look at key issues within the sector including digital processes, sustainable working for a greener future and a pipeline of relevant skills for the growth of all areas of the life sciences industry.

To close the conference, delegates will hear about the importance of innovation and scaling businesses across NE in achieving the 2030 target, showcasing some of the best SMEs and start up companies in the region who are prioritising the key themes and areas of expertise mentioned throughout the conference day.

To be part of the discussion and understand the opportunities for your organisations, join the conference on the 13th of September by visiting the website