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Editor's Preview: 'Delivering the Impact' at IBioIC's next annual conference.

Posted on Dec 20, 2016 3:30:00 PM

Following the success of last yearIBio-min.jpg’s Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) conference which attracted over 400 bio-based professionals, it is expected that the next event is going to be even more popular with brands such as GSK, Applikon leading university professors providing valuable industry knowledge. The conference will take place on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th January at at the Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC) based at The University of Strathclyde. A range of professionals will come together to explore the potential for the industrial biotechnology's current and future activities in Scotland and further afield, whilst providing delegates with networking opportunities to drive new collaborations. This conference is open to anyone from the industrial biotechnology industry and attracts high level business leaders and academics from across the UK and internationally. 'Delivering Impact' sets the theme for 2017 and focuses on the wider impact of the industry as well as the trajectory of the Centre one year on.

Who are IBioIC?

Launched in 2014, IBioIC ( @IBioIC ) work to bridge the gap between industry, academia and government, and facilitate links between each, to help stimulate the growth of the industrial biotechnology industry in Scotland. Working as a media partner for IBioIC17, Bio-Based News recognises the invaluable networking opportunities for SME’s to meet with multinational organisations in a collaborative atmosphere. At the last annual conference an exhibitor generated approximately £750,000 in sales leads over the course of the two days.


What can you expect?

  • IBioIC’s annual conference has established a reputation as one of the most important UK based industrial biotechnology meetings in the calendar, attracting key players and influencers in the UK bioeconomy and is fast establishing growing relations with the global bioeconomy.
  • Delegates will hear from and take part in lively discussions from some of the top influencers in the sector.
  • Delegates will be able to network with contacts old and new.
  • Hear about the latest market and technical developments in IB.
  • Find out what’s in store for the IB landscape and opportunities in Scotland.
  • Knowledge sharing between the network.

Some of the key highlights from the agenda include talks from Ben Huckle, the External Collaboration Lead for GSK, Day 1, 14:00-15:30, David Mackie, Founding Member of Marine Biopolymers, Day 1, 16:00-17:30 and Dr Irene Finnegan, Founder of Verdant Bioproducts, Day 2, 11:00-12:30, as well as representatives from the University of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester and Nottingham. There will be tracked sessions around impact, innovation and technical. IBioIC claim they "want people to leave having made a wealth of new connections, the feeling that they have learned something new, with the possibility about joining in a new collaboration between industry and academia."

With a high number of registrations combined with the quality and calibre of the delegates and speakers that the conference attracts, is a real testament that Scotland presents an opportunity for industrial biotechnology for companies of all sizes.

To network with these industry experts from across the world, take a look at the full agenda and book your place here or click the banner below. 

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Emily O'Dowd
Emily O'Dowd
On graduating with a degree in English Literature at Royal Holloway University of London, Emily joined the editorial team. When she isn't writing articles for the website or interviewing experts in more