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2017 BioCap Conference

Location: Alderley Park Conference Centre, Cheshire

The sixth annual BioCap Conference, will bring together international investors, companies who are seeking finance and those who have a track record of raising finance. BioCap is the only specialist life science investment and showcase conference in the North of England and is aimed at highlighting the wealth of life science investment opportunities.

We are delighted that Dr Mene Pangalos, Executive Vice President - Innovative Medicines & Early Development Biotech Unit at AstraZeneca will give the Keynote Address at the event.

Call For Pitches Competition
As part of the conference, we will continue to host the popular 'Company Pitching' competition and the submission of applications is now open.  Applications are invited from companies who are an established biomedical business and seeking or shortly starting to seek funding of £500k or above.

The application form is available via the download on this page and the closing date for all submissions is Friday 8th September.

Partnering Meetings
Delegates will be able to attend pre-booked partnering meetings with investors to discuss potential collaborations.

Conference Programme





Coffee & Registration


Welcome to the Conference


Keynote Speaker

Mene Pangalos, Executive Vice President, IMED Biotech Unit & Global Business Development, AstraZeneca


The New World Order: Effect of Brexit and Trump on the Markets

Mark Fahy, Head of UK Small & Mid-Cap Companies, London Stock Exchange
Isabella Schidrich, Managing Director, Nasdaq
Laura Collister, Brexit Lead, BIA


Company Showcases
Leading Companies speak about their journey and the lessons that they have learnt


Skin BioTherapeutics


Coffee, Networking & Exhibition


Company 'Pitches' Competition

Gareth King, Investment Manager, Catapult Ventures
Simon Graindorge, Director Healthcare, IP Group
Ashish Patel, Investment Manager, Mercia
Melanie Goward, Investment Director, Maven
Claire Brown, Fund Manager, Alderley Park Ventures

The Companies taking part in the Pitching Competition will be announced once the competition has closed.


Lunch, Networking & Exhibition


121 Partnering

Pre-bookable meetings with event delegate via online partnering platform


State of the Nation

Glenn Crocker, CEO, BioCity


Company Showcases
Leading Companies speak about their journey and the lessons that they have learnt



Venturing: What is happening Nationally and Internationally

Shaun Grady, VP Business Development Operations, AstraZeneca
Hitesh Thakrar, Partner, Syncona Investment Management
Nooman Haque, Managing Director Life Sciences & Healthcare, Silicon Valley Bank


Results of Pitching Competition


Closing Remarks

Earlybird Delegate Fees
Premium Member: £115.00 + VAT*
Member: £145.00 + VAT*
Non-Member: £250.00 + VAT*
*Earlybird prices expire Friday 25th August

To discuss the sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available at the conference, please contact Helen Williams at or on 07714 168020.

> Register here