Our collaborations

Engagement with healthcare, academic and industry organisations is an essential part of our work to turn biomedical innovations into improved treatments for patients.

NHS and academic partnerships

The NIHR Birmingham Biomedical Research Centre has local impact across the region.

A map of the West Midlands identifying Birmingham BRC collaborators

Birmingham Health Partners

Birmingham Health Partners (BHP) is a strategic alliance which drives the development of new diagnostics, drugs and devices by bringing together renowned academic and NHS institutions across the second city. Its unique ecosystem enables the full spectrum of translational medicine: encompassing health data; an established local health system; academic excellence; and an extensive clinical trials capability. BP is a strategic alliance between:

  • University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
  • The University of Birmingham
  • Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Aston University
  • Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
  • The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • West Midlands Academic Health Science Network

Working with industry

We are a member of the Midlands Health Alliance (MHA). Its mission is to work with collaborating organisations to ensure a seamless offer to make it easier and quicker for industry to work with the leading expert investigators within the NHS to harness the exciting and wide ranging opportunities in this area. This interactive map shows the industry partners and companies we have worked with across the globe.

We also collaborate with business on a range of commercial partnerships where we work together on innovations that deliver improved outcomes for patients and society. By bringing leading academics and industry partners together we can tackle global healthcare challenges.

The West Midlands region offers unparalleled opportunities to access one of the largest and most ethnically diverse populations in Europe within close proximity to world-class facilities, clinical infrastructure and cutting-edge expertise.

A few examples of industry partners we work with include:

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Athersys logo
Mestag Therapeutics logo
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Orbsen Therapeutics logo
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Get in touch

If you are interested in collaborating with us, or would like more information on a specific area of research for potential collaboration, please contact us.