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2014 BioSynergy Conference

Location: The Food and Environment Agency (FERA), Sand Hutton, York, YO41 1LZ

We are delighted to announce the date for the inaugural BioSynergy Conference. Co-hosted by Bionow and Science City York and in partnership with Fera, this one day conference will bring together businesses, academia and experts in the life sciences community to inspire your business for further growth and connect with peers and key contacts throughout the industry, enabling you to identify and meet with potential partners.

Attracting delegates from across the region, the UK and abroad, bringing you presentations from key leaders within the sector and with opportunities to participate in one-to-one pre-booked meetings and workshops, this exciting conference is a must attend event of 2014.



08.45 - 09.10

Coffee & Registration

09.10 - 09.15

Welcome by Angus Hearmon, External Affairs Director of Fera

09.15 - 09.25

Opening Address by Nicola Spence, CEO of SCY and Geoff Davison, CEO of Bionow

09.25 - 09.45

Maggie Smallwood, Research Development Manager of Biorenewables Development Centre - BioVale: Building the Bio-Economy

09.45 - 10.05

Chris Hand, CEO of Abingdon Health - The Business Growth Journey

10.05 - 10.25

Tim Morley, Senior Director Preclinical Research of Smith & Nephew

10.25 - 10.45

Speaker Panel Q&A

10.45 - 11.30

Coffee Break and Exhibition

11.30 - 12.30

Bioscience Showcase - Including presentations from Scapa, Orla Protein Technologies, Aptamer Group and Bioscience Technology Facility alongside PhaseFocus.

12.30 - 14.00

Lunch and Exhibition

The afternoon session will consist of one-to-one 'Speed Networking' sessions* running concurrently with themed workshops.


Workshop Theme

14.00 - 15.00

Creative Bioscience: Social Media for Bioscience Businesses & Developing Apps to Support Your Business - Presented by Ceri Batchelder of HMA Digital Marketing

15.00 - 16.00

Bioscience Specialisms: The Future of Agri-Tech presented by Patrick Bonnett of Fera and Non-molecular Diagnostics, Next Generation Sequencing and Molecular Diagnostics presented by James Donarski, Ian Adams & Jenny Tomlinson of Fera.

16.00 - 17.00

Accessing Funding Opportunities: Accessing EU Funding presented by Alison Orr of Targeting Innovation and SME Fund Raising – do’s, don’ts and gotchas presented by Graham Davies of Finance Yorkshire

17.00 Close

*Pre-booked personalised timetable for one-to-one sessions. Each session will last 15 minutes.

Site tours of the Fera Applied Innovation Campus will also be made available to delegates during the day.

Delegate Rate: £65

For all sponsorship opportunities and exhibition packages please contact Helen Williams at

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