Opportunities to meet with trade delegation from Mentor, Ohio
2nd May 2019
Companies looking to explore the possibility of doing business in Northeast Ohio can meet leaders from the City of Mentor on the week of the 13th of May, as a transatlantic trade delegation is visiting the Midlands for meetings at Nottingham Trent University and the Med-Tech Innovation Expo at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.
In August of last year, Medilink Midlands and the City of Mentor announced a strategic collaboration to promote trade and investment between the two regions. In October of last year, the collaboration led to a successful trade mission from Medilink Midlands to the City of Mentor and the Cleveland Clinic Innovation Summit. Simon Cooper, managing director and patent attorney specialising in the protection of intellectual property for medical devices, was one of the delegates that took part in the visit.
The City of Mentor is becoming a focal point for the Northeast Ohio cluster of over 700 biomedical companies, including over 400 medical device manufacturers specializing in imaging, neuro-stimulation, orthopedics, cardiovascular, and sterilization. Among these are world leaders such as General Electric Healthcare, Siemens, Toshiba, Hitachi, Philips Healthcare, and STERIS. STERIS Corporation was founded in Mentor in 1985. Other top Mentor biomedical companies include Volk Optical, Frantz Medical Group, SourceOne Merry X-Ray Corporation, and Integrated Medical Solutions.
Northeast Ohio is also home to internationally recognized clinical research institutions, including the prestigious Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, and Case Western Reserve University, providing Mentor biomedical and med-tech companies a world-class platform for research, design, and innovation.
Mentor has a number of key benefits for Life Science companies looking to set up a base for operations in the USA. Manufacturing costs are low, the region has a stable and experienced workforce, and the local government is pro-business and committed to ensuring the continued economic success of the city.
There will be an opportunity for companies to meet with the delegation from Mentor at Nottingham Trent University over a light lunch at the Nottingham Conference Centre, Tuesday 14th May.
The Mentor team will be able to assist companies who are interested in doing business in Northeast Ohio and establishing a business in the region. There is also the opportunity for companies to join a trade mission to Mentor in October this year in collaboration with Medilink Midlands.
Attending: Simon Cooper