22 February 2023

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

Organised by:

SCI's Yorkshire and the Humber group and SCI’s Science and Enterprise group 

Nexus Leeds, Leeds, UK

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Prices start from £70.00

Early bird offer ends 11 January 2023

Synopsis

This is an event in the 'Taking Laboratory Discoveries to the Market' series. 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.


Attendees

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.


Sponsorship

For further information and prices, please email conferences@soci.org.


Programme

Wednesday 22 February 2023

10:30
Registration and refreshments
11:00
Welcome and introduction
Martin Elliott, Director, Chemical Relations Ltd
11:15
Keynote: Crossing the chasm – the journey from idea to market entry
Dai Hayward MBE, CEO, Micropore Technologies Ltd
Business models and IP
11:45
Using patents to maximise the value of your inventions
Dr Daniel Woollaston, HGF (Leeds Patent Attorney)
12:05
Partnerships between multinationals and SMEs
Robin Harrison, VP Platform Technology & External Innovation at Synthomer
12:25
Case Study: Crossing the valley of death
Chris Rayner, Director C-Capture and Professor of Chemistry, University of Leeds
12:45
Panel Q&A
13:00
Lunch
Financing ideas, projects & companies
14:00
Early-stage financing
14:20
Navigating the innovation support landscape
Trevor Gregory, KTN/Innovate UK
14:40
Corporate investment in technology
Damian Kelly, Vice President Innovation & Technology Development at Croda
15:00
Panel Q&A
15:15
Refreshment break
Resourcing start-ups
15:45
The right space for science-based start-ups
Olivia Chatten, Business Development Manager, York Science Park
16:05
An investor’s view of commercialisation
Steve Churchhouse, Entrepreneur in Residence, Parkwalk Advisors
16:25
The role of people and culture
Steve Bennett, Managing Director, TransitionPlus Ltd
16:45
Case Study: The journey from start-up to SME
Susan Brench, CEO, Starbons Ltd
17:00
Panel Q&A
17:15
Networking reception
18:30
Close

Venue and Contact

Nexus Leeds

72 Ec Stoner Building
Leeds
LS2 9JT

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org


Fees
Before early bird - ends 11 Jan 2023
SCI Member - £70
Non-member - £95
After early bird
SCI Member - £100
Non-member - £130

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Organising committee

Martin Elliott, Chemical Relations Ltd.
Peter Reineck, SCI
Paul Singh, University of Huddersfield