Increasing visibility of the South West of England’s life sciences ecosystem

South West Life Sciences - our ecosystem

fastest growing UK life sciences sector for employment (West)

Value of life sciences and tech-related ecosystem (West)

Inward investment (West)

Five component industries locally in South West life sciences sector

  • Core biopharmaceuticals
  • Biopharmaceuticals service and supply
  • Core medical technology
  • Digital service and supply
  • Agri-food

Number of South West life sciences companies

people employed in South West sector

How we support life sciences in the South West


Increasing the visibility of the region’s life sciences sector organisations and assets.


Fostering a joined up local life sciences innovation ecosystem, and acting as catalyst for its growth through making connections.


Advocating for our members and the South West’s life sciences so that their voice is heard outside the region by government, industry, investors and international organisations.


Our longer-term objective is to develop South West Life Sciences into an independent organisation and expand the services and business support it provides to its members.

Our mission

Enabling connections and increasing the visibility of life sciences within the South West’s ecosystem and beyond.


Our vision

The life sciences sector in the South West is recognised nationally and internationally for excellence in research and innovation, establishing the region as a High Potential Opportunity (HPO) for increased inward investment, collaboration and growth.

Our partners