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2015 BioSynergy Conference

Location: Lakeside Conference Centre , National Agri-Food Innovation Campus, Sand Hutton, York, YO41 1LZ

Co-hosted by Bionow and Science City York and in partnership with DEFRA, 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.

Conference Sponsor: Providion
Networking Reception Sponsor: University of York
Partnering Session Sponsor: Secerna LLP

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 2015.

Conference Programme


Coffee & Registration


Welcome to the Conference: Bionow and SCY will welcome delegates to the conference


Opening Address: John Stageman, Chair, MRC Technology - The UK translational funding landscape for Health and Life Science businesses


Business Address: Antony Odell, CEO, Tissue Regenix - Discussing the journey of Tissue Regenix so far, the challenges they have faced and how they have tackled them


Alternative Sources of Funding: Sam Whitehouse, COO, QuantuMDx and Indiegogo - We all know the usual suspects but what other funding is available and how can it be accessed?


Innovative IP: Yelda Kaya, Senior Director of Transactions, J&J Innovation - New Models to commercialise IP


Break, Exhibition and Networking


Collaborative Funding - £6m "Live" Challenge: Cathy Vickers CRACK IT Programme Manager - Explains the 3Rs initiative and the funding available to encourage innovative partnerships


Scientific areas of interest and challenge: Professor Rob Edwards, Newcastle University discusses the current areas of interest and challenges within the Agriculture, Food and Rural Development sector.


Overcoming Barriers: Routes to Market: Businesses will present on the challenges that have faced and the lessons learnt overcoming them. Presentations from Animalcare, Elucigene Diagnostics, Mologic and York Test


Lunch, Exhibition and Networking

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


Workshop 1: Online Marketing Made Easy - Presented by HMA Digital Marketing and The Scott Partnership.


Workshop 2: Get ready for trade sale or IPO in 3-5 years. Accountants WGN, Solicitors Irwin Mitchell and IP Attorneys Secerna offer practical advice to businesses.


Workshop 3: An opportunity to innovate with Fera, Defra, Newcastle University and National Agri-food Innovation Campus Partners - Leading into:


Atrium Networking Summit: The Event Crescendo - a relaxed environment to reconnect with contacts, peruse innovation posters and receive some 1-2-1 guidance from funding bodies over a Wine and Cheese Reception sponsored by University of York



Delegate Prices
Non Member £95.00
Member £75.00
Students £65.00*

Discounts also available for 3+ delegates attending from the same organisation*

*Please contact Helen Williams on 07714 168020 or at to discuss the discounted rates and book your place.

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