What does North-East England have to offer those in science?
With five universities offering specialisms in the area and a number of world-class research opportunities, the North East offers fantastic opportunities for those establishing or growing careers in life sciences.
It may not yet have the reputation of the likes of Manchester or Cambridge, but the region holds a portfolio of highly skilled talent, with 12,000 people currently employed in life sciences and a further 116,000 people in the manufacturing sector.
What’s more, huge investments from top companies means that the North-East’s life sciences sector has had an incredibly strong year, and it continues to look ever more positive as we look ahead into 2022, with several sizable investments and acquisitions on the horizon.
Becoming a leader…
A new, and very exciting, strategy outlines the North-East’s vision to position itself as a leader in the development, testing, manufacturing and adoption of people-centred treatments, therapeutics and medicines.
The ‘North-East Health, Life Sciences and Medicines Manufacturing Strategy’, developed by the North-East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) in partnership with the NHS, businesses, universities and leaders in the health and life sciences sector, aims to double both the number of jobs in the sector and the number of active life science businesses operating in the area by 2030.
From continuing to make long lasting investments, by 2030 North East Local Enterprise Partnership aims to double the number of jobs in the sector from 12,000 to 24,000 by 2030 and to double the number of businesses active in the North East health and life sciences community from 150 to 300.
Can it be achieved?
Join us in the latest episode of Molecule to Market, as we dive deeper into the topic, discussing the North-East’s future in life sciences, the creation of its exceptional R&D facilities and the opportunities that life sciences offer to grow the economy with industry expert, Michelle Duggan.
Listen to the full episode here: The UK’s hidden life science gem