The BioHub Birmingham

The BioHub Birmingham® is a fully equipped biomedical laboratory providing early stage and start-up companies with access to a range of equipment and services within The BioHub, BizzInn, the University, or further afield in the local life sciences ecosystem.

In February 2017 The BioHub Birmingham® hosted its first national flagship event – BioBrum 2017. The oversubscribed event was promoted nationwide to early stage and start-up companies in life sciences. Sixty four external attendees benefitted from presentations delivered by IP, finance and networking experts, and enjoyed talks by entrepreneurs sharing their experiences of life sciences start-up companies. The winners of the associated competition for free lab space and business support from BizzInn were Linear Diagnostics.

Feedback gathered so far highlighted the aspects of the event most appreciated by the delegates: relevance of the topics, smooth running of the event (by the Birmingham Research Park Team) and networking opportunities with useful contacts. The level of interest in the BioBrum 2017 demonstrated an unmet need for a life science themed meeting targeted specifically at SMEs. The delegates confirmed their interest in attending BioBrum 2018 further confirming that the format and content of the event were well chosen for the target audience. 

For more information about The BioHub please contact Dr Ewa G Truchanowicz e.g.truchanowicz@bham.ac.uk or check www.thebiohub.co.uk

Laura Myatt
Events Officer, Business Engagement