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Introducing PHTA

The Precision Health Technologies Accelerator (PHTA) is a business innovation facility that will soon occupy the top three floors of No.1 BHIC – the flagship building of the ambitious Birmingham Health Innovation Campus which is being delivered in partnership with Bruntwood SciTech. Providing approximately 70,000 square feet of state-of-the-art incubation and collaboration space, PHTA is a catalyst for health and life science businesses to succeed.

We bring entrepreneurs, start-ups and scale-ups together with the next generation of academic and clinical leaders, creating unique opportunities to commercialise ideas and accelerate the rapid development of cutting-edge therapies and technologies.

PHTA will provide innovators and small enterprises with access to the expertise, resources and infrastructure to enable translation of healthcare innovations – including phase I to III clinical trials and real-world evaluation.

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PHTA Ltd – a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University of Birmingham – will be based at Birmingham Health Innovation Campus. BHIC is a new development which is being delivered by the University in partnership with Bruntwood SciTech, with support from the GBSLEP – watch to discover more:


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Space to collaborate

Innovation never happens in a silo. At PHTA you’ll be part of a like-minded community of complementary businesses in close proximity to our key opinion leaders across the University and Hospitals.

PHTA is designed to accommodate researchers at proof-of-concept stage through to spin-out companies and beyond – providing small health innovation businesses with much needed grow-on space.
Accelerate from concept to clinical evaluation

Accelerate from concept to clinical evaluation

Access cutting-edge research

Working closely alongside Birmingham Health Partners, PHTA offers access to a wide range of clinical research, trials and health data, as well as opportunities to work with leading teams and key opinion leaders across the academic and clinical spectrum.

Unique environment

BHIC will be the only science park in the region dedicated to health and life sciences, and is the largest UK park of its size and scale to be co-located with a world-leading University and renowned NHS research and teaching hospitals.

Our links with Birmingham Health Partners allow us to support your business ambitions by providing access to vital expertise in a number of key areas:

The Industry Trials Hub introduces a new way for industry to partner with our UKCRC-accredited units on both early phase trials and practice-changing registration level clinical trials. Birmingham is home to world-class centres with a wealth of experience across a wide range of diseases, clinical settings and trial designs. We’re also a world within a city, with a stable and diverse regional population of more than 5m people, of whom 1m+ are children. This community can support projects of significant scale, including trials and device testing.
Our diagnostic expertise, multi-omics and real-world data analysis were validated during the COVID 19 pandemic where we played a crucial and vital role in the detection and management of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and its disease. We are home to two HDR UK Health Data Research Hubs – PIONEER and INSIGHT – as well as the West Midlands Genomics Medicine Centre and Centre for Rare Diseases.
Birmingham is the third largest medical technologies cluster in the UK and a rich source of cross-disciplinary academic and clinical capabilities, including MD-TEC – our Medical Devices Testing and Evaluation Centre. Here, the team provide the latest simulation and usability facilities alongside valuable medical device expertise gained in the academic and clinical environments.
The Centre for Regulatory Science and Innovation (CRSI) supports the development and delivery of novel therapeutics and medical devices through the creation of advanced regulatory standards and tools.


Prototype development area

Test and refine your ideas before you go into production, with small batch manufacturing capabilities and technology including 3D printing, in silico design and VR.

Wet and dry laboratories

Our labs have been designed by scientists for scientists and provide ample room for growing companies and spin outs.

Business incubation space

Access the specialist support, knowledge and facilities that will allow your business to scale up – including intellectual property protection

Flexible work space

From virtual tenancy to hot desks and office space, you’ll find the perfect flexible home for you and your team – with access to all BHIC amenities.

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