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Sheffield implant technology is putting people back on their bike – whether their joints are smashed or just worn out.

The region’s medical excellence will be revealed at a ‘Cycle of Care’ seminar during a business festival in Sheffield to celebrate the Grand Depart.

It will follow the process of recovery, from casting an artificial joint to tissue regeneration.

The Medilink event, on July 3, will be part of the International Business Festival at the English Institute of Sport from July 2-4.

It will feature speakers from Chapeltown company JRI Orthopaedics and the city’s two universities, and will be followed by factory tours.

Brendan Moffett, director of Marketing Sheffield, said only Sheffield and Leeds had “stepped up to the plate” on the business front ahead of the Grand Depart. So they would benefit by commanding most of the attention.

The festival will also host the annual Conference for Growth for the region’s Chambers of Commerce on July 2.

Organised by Sheffield Chamber, it will discuss local growth plans, make recommendations and align and motivate local businesses and partners.

And 60 slots for local firms in free meeting rooms are available during the festival, especially for those hosting foreign customers or prospects.

Also part of the programme is a Sport Technologies matchmaking event offering local firms one-to-one meetings with foreign bosses. RTC North, of Leeds, is organising it and inviting companies from across the world.

For more festival details call Adele Baig at UKTI on 0113 203 3705.