The UK healthcare and life science sector is recognised globally, exporting more than £30 billion per annum and Yorkshire makes a major contribution to these exports. The Northern Powerhouse has one of the largest clusters of orthopaedic, medical device and surgical companies in the UK and is home to many innovative and groundbreaking companies. Over 1,200 life sciences companies in the Northern Powerhouse contribute over £9 billion to the UK economy each year and support over 49,000 high skilled jobs.


We arrange a huge variety of events aimed at the healthcare and life science sector to support you and your business to gain valuable knowledge and experience on international trade. No matter what your experience level, we have the right support for your business.

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Success stories

We work with a number of clients within the healthcare and life science market, providing them with a range of support to help them succeed at selling overseas. We have worked with companies to capture their experiences so you can learn from their mistakes and their achievements.

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Export Opportunities

There are thousands of opportunities to browse which are sourced by overseas trade professionals or posted by third party providers. This DIT service gives you the possibility to connect with buyers from around the globe and match your offering with their demand.

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DIT Internationalisation Fund

Our Internationalisation Fund (funded by the European Regional Development Fund) can help your business finance your international expansion plans.

Eligible businesses can apply for a minimum of £1000 which is match funded and can be used for flights, trade show expenses, international marketing material, consulting services and much more.

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