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  • It is a real pleasure to address the first European Connected Health Leadership Summit I am grateful for Brian O’Connor’s offer to talk about Creating a Connected Health Ecosystem in Northern Ireland
  • ECH Campus Leadership Summit: Alastair Hamilton

    1. 1. Creating a Connected Health Ecosystem in Northern Ireland Alastair Hamilton Chief Executive Invest Northern Ireland
    2. 2. A Connected Health Ecosystem needs: <ul><li>Government leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Business, academic and clinical collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>International business and research linkages </li></ul><ul><li>A commitment to implement the solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent connectivity </li></ul><ul><li>High quality property solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Financial support </li></ul>
    3. 3. Government Leadership <ul><li>Joined up strategy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 Year Programme for Government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 Year Budget </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10 Year Investment Strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Programme for Government </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5 strategic objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Timebound Commitments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic Development – Key </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health & Wellbeing </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Investment Strategy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>£20bn programme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>£1.6bn this year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- 60% increase over 4 years </li></ul></ul>Government Leadership <ul><li>Health is a key focus area </li></ul><ul><li>Over £3.5bn investment </li></ul>
    5. 5. Further & Higher Education <ul><li>World-renowned universities, working closely with industry: </li></ul><ul><li>Queen’s University Belfast </li></ul><ul><li>Member of The Russell Group </li></ul><ul><li>University of Ulster </li></ul><ul><li>Awarded ‘Excellent’ (perfect score) by HE Quality Assurance Agency </li></ul><ul><li>6 Major Colleges </li></ul><ul><li>Specialising in vocational education </li></ul>
    6. 6. Life Sciences Investment <ul><li>Diverse range of companies including Almac and Randox - with turnover of around $600m. </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-disciplinary collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>4,100 employees in the sector </li></ul>
    7. 7. Research Capability <ul><li>University Based Research Centres </li></ul><ul><li>Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology (QUB) </li></ul><ul><li>Centre for Advanced Cardiovascular Research (UU,RVH) </li></ul><ul><li>McClay Research Centre for Pharmaceutical Sciences (QUB) </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Polymer Research Institute (QUB) </li></ul><ul><li>Company Based Research Centres </li></ul><ul><li>Centre for Proteomics (Randox) </li></ul><ul><li>Centre for Speciality Pharmaceuticals (Almac) </li></ul><ul><li>Centre for Controlled Drug Delivery (Warner Chilcott) </li></ul>
    8. 8. NI Connected Health Initiative <ul><li>Joint Government initiative promoting health and wealth </li></ul><ul><li>Launched by Ministers McGimpsey (Health) and Dodds (Economy) in January 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>A £46m Connected Health project, to monitor 5000 patients - one of the biggest projects in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>European Centre for Connected Health - leading the Department of Health’s activities in clinical and academic collaboration </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>European Connected Health Campus launched in March 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>An international collaborative network bringing together business, academia and clinicians </li></ul><ul><li>Intel, Bosch, Viterion (Bayer) and CA are its Foundation Members </li></ul><ul><li>CIMIT and Medcom are Alliance Partners </li></ul>NI Connected Health Initiative
    10. 10. Excellent Connectivity
    11. 11. Excellent Connectivity
    12. 12. Excellent Connectivity Destination Number of Flights per week Glasgow 66 Edinburgh 51 Newcastle 35 Liverpool 84 Leeds/Bradford 31 Manchester 82 Cardiff 24 London Gatwick 62 London Heathrow 62 London Stansted 56 Nottingham 18 Bristol 21 Southampton 23
    13. 13. Invest NI Support
    14. 14. Why do people invest here? <ul><li>Access to talented people </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent telecoms, ground and air links </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent R&D infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>High quality property solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Culturally compatible </li></ul><ul><li>Close to customer/near shore </li></ul><ul><li>Cost competitive </li></ul>
    15. 15. Cost Competitive
    16. 16. Property comparisons Belfast currently maintains the lowest net-rent in the UK. City centre rents - £11.50 to £14.00 per sq ft Non city centre office rents - £6.00 to £11.50 per sq ft Source: CB Richard Ellis Location Cost per sq ft (£) Belfast 14.00 Bristol 27.50 Glasgow 27.50 Manchester 28.50 Edinburgh 29.00 Birmingham 32.50 London (city) 60.00 London (west end) 120.00
    17. 17. Grant for R&D <ul><li>Continuum of R&D support from blue-sky research to near market product development </li></ul><ul><li>Available to all sizes of companies, working individually or in collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Grant rates from 25% to 80% </li></ul>
    18. 18. Thank you Creating a Connected Health Ecosystem in Northern Ireland