12 September 2018

From the Brain to the Bank: The journey of creating value from science

Organised by:

SCI's Science and Enterprise Group 

London, UK

Registration Closed

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This is the launch event of the 'Taking Laboratory Discoveries to the Market' meeting series planned by SCI's Science and Enterprise Group. It aims to gather people with experience and resources together with emerging businesses and budding entrepreneurs to generate a creative environment to accelerate innovations along their journey to the marketplace. Delegates will get to meet, learn from and connect with venture capitalists, IP experts, experienced consultants and entrepreneurs who have successfully created their business from scientific ideas.
This event is aimed at mid-career and budding scientific entrepreneurs from academia and industry looking to start a new business or develop business start-ups. It will also appeal to technical SMEs, spin-outs and start-ups striving to build sustainable organisations.
10.30 Registration and refreshments
11.00 Welcome
Martin Elliott, Director, Chemical Relations Ltd
11.15 Keynote: Crossing the chasm – the journey from idea to market entry
Paul Hodges, Chairman, International eChem (IeC)
Business models and IP
11.45 Using patents to maximise the value of your inventions
Charlotte Crowhurst, Patent Attorney and Partner, Potter Clarkson LLP
12.05 Innovation strategies in a multi-billion dollar company
Tim Lumb, Chemistry Technical Manager, ALS
12.25 Case Study: Crossing the valley of death... one nanometre at a time
Andreas Schatzlein, CEO, Nanomerics
12.45 Panel Q&A
13.00 Lunch
Financing ideas, projects & companies
14.00 Selling a stake in your business – what are the options as your business grows?
Michael Norris, Director, Rivertime Corporate Finance Ltd
14.20 Navigating the innovation support landscape
Peter Clark, Knowledge Transfer Manager, Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)
14.40 Case Study: Successful corporate investment in technology and start-up
Damian Kelly, Head of Global R&D, Croda
15.00 Panel Q&A
15.15 Refreshment break
Resourcing start-ups
15.45 The right space for science-based start-ups
Graham Hewson, Director, United Kingdom Science Park Association (UKSPA)
16.05 The journey to a successful collaboration or partnership
Jenny Ames, Director, Jenny Ames Consulting Ltd
16.25 The role of people and culture
Steve Bennett, Managing Director, TransitionPlus Ltd
16.45 Case Study: Circa – the journey of Australian start-up to UK SME
Jeff Eaves, General Manager, Circa Sustainable Chemicals Ltd
17.00 Panel Q&A
17.15 Networking reception
18.30 Close

Venue and Contact


14/15 Belgrave Square

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Organising Committee
  • Dr Kim Chandler, SCI
  • Dr Craig Duckham, SCI / CD R&D Consultancy Services Ltd
  • Dr Martin Elliott, SCI / Chemical Relations Ltd
  • Dr Bryan Hanley, SCI / KTN
  • Ms Becky Wood, Croda

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