MediWales is the life science network for Wales, consisting of 180 members. MediWales provides advice, support, business opportunities and promotes collaborations for the life science and health technology community in Wales. Our network is largely made up of life science organisations, pharmaceutical services and medical technology companies. We actively encourage engagement with the clinical research community and our membership includes NHS health boards and universities. We are an independent, not-for-profit company.
MediWales runs a very popular events programme with topics including clinical unmet needs, regulatory updates, NHS procurement, finance and funding, medical technology and organise special interest groups. A landmark event in our programme is the annual MediWales Connects conference, bringing together NHS and industry to connect and collaborate. Supported by Andrew Goodall, Chief Executive of NHS Wales, the event has grown year on year and is an established event in the life science calendar in Wales. In December we host our UK HealthTech conference and Innovation Awards. The conference is a key industry reference event to update the sector on strategic issues and policy developments. Welcoming delegates from across Wales and the UK, this valuable day of briefings and networking create opportunities for business development and building collaborative partnerships. The year comes to close with our annual Innovation Awards. Over 300 VIPs come together for this gala evening to celebrate the achievements of the NHS, life science and health technology communities. With eleven awards across industry and NHS categories, the awards offer a platform to identify outstanding achievements in the life science sector in Wales.
We have a number of publications including UK Lifescience Industry magazine, which has a distribution of 40,000 across the UK and at international events. Each of our members features in our Annual Directory and Review and the LifeStories magazines is a case study publication celebrating our members and their successes and collaborations.