Birmingham Health Partners establishing new Wellcome Translational Partnership

Birmingham Health Partners is proud to announce a prestigious new Translational Partnership with Wellcome to find new ways to translate scientific discoveries into real world impact.

The initiative will foster new discussions and collaborations between healthcare stakeholders – clinicians, academics, industry and patients – to identify user-driven ‘pull’ for innovation. By supporting a shared understanding of opportunities and mechanisms for research, the partnership will not only inform the development of novel technologies and treatments, but also policy and practice.

Stakeholders can now benefit from enhanced access to external expertise in commercial development as well as internal facilities and technical skill-sets, alongside accessible toolkits, guidance and training materials. Ultimately, the Translational Partnership aims to reinforce Birmingham Health Partners’ capabilities, and its culture of delivering innovation at pace and scale.

Professor Stephen Caddick, Director of Innovation at Wellcome, visited the Birmingham Health Partners campus to officially launch the partnership and commented: “”We are delighted to embark upon this new partnership. Birmingham’s commitment to translating discoveries in science and technology into real world benefit is impressive and we look forward to working together to create impact at scale in the coming years.”

Professor Paul Moss, Director of Research & Knowledge Transfer in the University of Birmingham’s College of Medical & Dental Sciences, and lead for the Translational Partnership, outlined his ambitions: “Birmingham has a proud track record of delivering real-world impact from its health and biomedical research, with huge untapped potential to make a step-change in how we support researchers to translate their work. Wellcome has been one of our strongest longstanding supporters in creating a terrific environment for fundamental scientific discovery, and this new collaboration capitalises on the Birmingham Health Partners environment to ensure that innovation can benefit from the same ‘Team Science’ approach that has been so vital to outstanding research.”