Science and the commercialisation of science continues to be fundamental to the economic growth of the North and the UK economy. Following 2 successful years in Manchester, the Business of Science conference will be moving to Liverpool on the 17th May 2018 to highlight that City and the wider region’s successful role in the development of ground-breaking innovation and invention.
From finding worldwide cures for Malaria, the development of advanced materials, supporting the investigation of new formulations to combat the commercial pressure of material availability, along with leadership in Sensors, IoT and Industrial Strategy, Liverpool has much to showcase. And with the development of ground-breaking partnerships as exemplified by the Liverpool Knowledge Quarter, this is a perfect time to welcome the conference to this ‘place-making’ environment where the relationship between Science, Innovation, Business and Skills will be discussed.
Science underpins so much of what we do, how we do it, where we do it and why? The Business of Science conference will explore some of these areas with a combination of presentations, panel discussions, breakout and interactive sessions. These will provide the opportunity to learn from others, connect with both people and businesses and offer the opportunity to develop great businesses.
Great ideas come from many different backgrounds, theories and discussions. What they all have in common is the drive of the individual or group involved to make them successful for reasons of scientific breakthrough, a development of a previous innovation or something completely novel. The commercial success of these ideas can either encourage or discourage the idea to be taken forward. The Business of Science conference will highlight examples of success and explore how this can be supported with real-life examples of achievement.
The drive to encourage the ongoing development of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) skills is never ending. What is certain is that these subjects can lead to great work opportunities, economic development and are essential to underpin great science, great innovation and commercial success. The Business of Science conference will again discuss the various routes to gain and develop these skills through academic, technical and leadership development, as well as holding a dedicated careers session for students.
Watch this years Business of Science conference which was held in Liverpool on the 17th May 2018
A great networking event. I like the style and format of the leadership development session at the end. Very well orchestrated. Keynotes were excellent and was left thinking what more can be done to address the challenges they mentioned. Looking forward to next year's.
Difficult to improve as I think this is a winning format - keep it real, informative and personable.
The event provided a great forum for the North West, for Business and Science to discuss and debate common issues within our industry.
Join the industry’s top thought leaders and influencers across a wide range of specialisms and sectors.
Science Made Smarter; The use of Sensors and IoT to accelerate automation and productivity
Andrew Peters – Siemens, Congleton
Rosa Wilkinson – Advanced Manufacturing Catapult
Richard Halstead – EEF, The Manufacturers’ Organisation
Accelerating Product and Process development – Manufacturing / Formulation / High-speed Data
Jonathan Hague – Unilever Research & Development
Professor Ken Badcock – University of Liverpool
Richard Anderson – STFC, Hartree Centre
Dr Andrew Clifton – Domino Printing Sciences
The communication and image of science – STEM attraction & business engagement
Julian Cobley – The Skills and Growth Company
Anna Heyes – Active Profile
Griselda Togobo – Forward Ladies
Dr Alexa Ruppertsberg – University of Leeds
Colin McLaughlin – Lancaster University
The Science of Health
Jason Taylor –Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
Dave Meredith –STFC Hartree Centre
Dr Alexander G Dossetter – MedChemica Limited
Chris Eccles – ChargePoint Technology
Science and Place-Making
Andy Pennington – ARUP
Colin Sinclair – Knowledge Quarter, Liverpool
John Willis – Skills and Growth Company
Innovation, IP and Sustainability
Philip Grindley – Grant Thornton UK LLP
Amy Chandler – Pannone Corporate LLP
Melanie McGuirk – Pannone Corporate LLP
The Business of Science conference will take place at The Hilton Hotel in Liverpool. Situated in the center of the Liverpool ONE retail and leisure complex, this Liverpool hotel’s location provides easy access to transport links
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Following the successful launch in 2017, the Business of Science Leadership Award will again be given to pay tribute to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding business leadership in an area of science and innovation. A separate “Special Recognition” award will also be given to someone from the wider region whose work in science and innovation has resulted in significant commercial impact.
At the 2017 Business of Science conference, held in Manchester on 18th May at the Museum of Science & Industry, delegates were invited to take part in the inaugural “Business of Science Survey”.
100 delegates completed the survey and the results of their answers are now available in the inaugural Survey Report.
Call Business of Science on 0161 246 6443 for further information.