ECH Campus Leadership Summit: Alastair Hamilton

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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

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  • 1. Creating a Connected Health Ecosystem in Northern Ireland Alastair Hamilton Chief Executive Invest Northern Ireland
  • 2. A Connected Health Ecosystem needs:
    • Government leadership
    • Business, academic and clinical collaboration
    • International business and research linkages
    • A commitment to implement the solutions
    • Excellent connectivity
    • High quality property solutions
    • Financial support
  • 3. Government Leadership
    • Joined up strategy
      • 3 Year Programme for Government
      • 3 Year Budget
      • 10 Year Investment Strategy
    • Programme for Government
      • 5 strategic objectives
      • Timebound Commitments
      • Economic Development – Key
      • Health & Wellbeing
  • 4.
    • Investment Strategy
      • £20bn programme
      • £1.6bn this year
      • - 60% increase over 4 years
    Government Leadership
    • Health is a key focus area
    • Over £3.5bn investment
  • 5. Further & Higher Education
    • World-renowned universities, working closely with industry:
    • Queen’s University Belfast
    • Member of The Russell Group
    • University of Ulster
    • Awarded ‘Excellent’ (perfect score) by HE Quality Assurance Agency
    • 6 Major Colleges
    • Specialising in vocational education
  • 6. Life Sciences Investment
    • Diverse range of companies including Almac and Randox - with turnover of around $600m.
    • Cross-disciplinary collaboration
    • 4,100 employees in the sector
  • 7. Research Capability
    • University Based Research Centres
    • Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology (QUB)
    • Centre for Advanced Cardiovascular Research (UU,RVH)
    • McClay Research Centre for Pharmaceutical Sciences (QUB)
    • Medical Polymer Research Institute (QUB)
    • Company Based Research Centres
    • Centre for Proteomics (Randox)
    • Centre for Speciality Pharmaceuticals (Almac)
    • Centre for Controlled Drug Delivery (Warner Chilcott)
  • 8. NI Connected Health Initiative
    • Joint Government initiative promoting health and wealth
    • Launched by Ministers McGimpsey (Health) and Dodds (Economy) in January 2008
    • A £46m Connected Health project, to monitor 5000 patients - one of the biggest projects in Europe
    • European Centre for Connected Health - leading the Department of Health’s activities in clinical and academic collaboration
  • 9.
    • European Connected Health Campus launched in March 2009.
    • An international collaborative network bringing together business, academia and clinicians
    • Intel, Bosch, Viterion (Bayer) and CA are its Foundation Members
    • CIMIT and Medcom are Alliance Partners
    NI Connected Health Initiative
  • 10. Excellent Connectivity
  • 11. Excellent Connectivity
  • 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. Invest NI Support
  • 14. Why do people invest here?
    • Access to talented people
    • Excellent telecoms, ground and air links
    • Excellent R&D infrastructure
    • High quality property solutions
    • Culturally compatible
    • Close to customer/near shore
    • Cost competitive
  • 15. Cost Competitive
  • 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. Grant for R&D
    • Continuum of R&D support from blue-sky research to near market product development
    • Available to all sizes of companies, working individually or in collaboration
    • Grant rates from 25% to 80%
  • 18. Thank you Creating a Connected Health Ecosystem in Northern Ireland