Harlow Council and One Nucleus would like to announce that after eight successful years the M11 Health Enterprise Forum will join the London Stansted Cambridge Consortium (LSCC) in its efforts to promote the Innovation Corridor https://innovationcorridor.uk/ that exists from King's Cross to Peterborough.
In addition, Professor Gino Martini Chief Scientist of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and resident of Harlow and co-founder of the M11 Health Enterprise Forum will join the LSCC as Deputy Chair.
Professor Martini commenting on the changes 'The addition of the M11 Health Enterprise Forum to LSCC will showcase the most life science rich ecosystems that exist in the UK. The Innovation corridor will drive investment, economic growth and the region's heritage for developing innovative medicines'.
Commenting on the merger and appointment:
Councillor Tony Durcan, Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth at Harlow Council stated: ‘Harlow Council congratulates Professor Martini on his recent appointment to the role of Deputy Chair for the LSCC and is pleased to continue our support for the M11 Health Enterprise Forum. This reinforces Harlow’s exciting role in the growth of the Life Sciences sector in the UK Innovation Corridor, with the Harlow Science Park and Anglia Ruskin University Innovation Centre providing support and space for both start up and growing businesses’
Tony Jones, Chief Executive of One Nucleus, the membership organisation for international life science and healthcare companies, said: ‘Embedding the M11 Health Enterprise Forum into the work of LSCC will ensure the cross-sector coordination of funding and policies on infrastructure, skills and housing is able to engage with life science business leaders in order to align priorities and maximise economic and social benefits in the corridor’
Dr Ann Limb CBE, chair of the LSCC said: ‘we are delighted to make this announcement of closer working with the life sciences and healthcare business community. The UK’s Innovation Corridor, which the LSCC was set up to promote, is one of the world’s leading clusters for life sciences and tech. By joining the voices of business and local government, colleges and universities we have a powerful voice to make this Corridor the first choice for future investment. I am also delighted that Professor Martini has agreed to join the LSCC as one of our deputy chairs’ group. His expertise and energy will be a great asset to the Consortium’