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Professor Mike Lewis

Professor Mike Lewis is Director of the Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme and the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI), the industry-focused research programmes of NIHR and NHS England respectively. He also serves on the NIHR Board as Scientific Director for Innovation.

Mike is Professor of Life Science Innovation at the University of Birmingham. He has an extensive industrial background in life sciences and digital innovation in healthcare having previously held senior roles at Align Technology (Amsterdam), Boston Scientific (Paris), C.R. Bard (New Jersey), Sybron (Switzerland) and Becton Dickinson (UK). He was President of Gambro (Sweden) in the £3bn public to private buyout. 

Mike has worked for numerous private equity and venture capital organisations and has a deal sheet valued at more than $5bn including IPOs in London and New York. He is Chair of three life science companies and sits on the Board of SNOMED, the global medical coding standardisation system, and the Executive Board of Birmingham Health Partners.