About the Business of Science conference

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

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 othersconnect with both people and businesses and offer the opportunity to develop great businesses. 

Innovation

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. 

Skills

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. 

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Join the industry’s top thought leaders and influencers across a wide range of specialisms and sectors.

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Join the industry’s top thought leaders and influencers across a wide range of specialisms and sectors.

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Managing Director, Business of Science

Steve Bennett

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Vice-Chancellor, University of Liverpool

Professor Janet Beer

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Managing Director, UK & Ireland, BASF

Richard Carter

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Chief Executive of Innovate UK

Dr Ruth McKernan CBE

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Partner at Eversheds

Elizabeth Shepherd

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Professor and Vice Dean at The University of Manchester

Professor Danielle George, MBE

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Founder & Director, Lurig Change & Development

Claire-Marie Boggiano

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Director SEERIH, University of Manchester

Lynne Bianchi

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Member of Fine Chemicals Group, Society of Chemical Industry

Al Dossetter

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Managing Director, Siemens Digital Factory Congleton

Andrew Peters

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Director Of Communications, High Value Manufacturing Catapult

Rosa Wilkinson

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Chief Scientist, Victrex

John Grasmeder

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Supply Chain Demand Planner, The Dow Chemical Company

Stephen Donnelly

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Quality Assurance Manager, Fine Decor Wallcoverings

Alison Henshaw

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2018

conference agenda

    • 08:00 – 09:00     Registration, Breakfast & Networking
    • 09:00 – 09:15     Steve Bennett, Managing Director, Business of Science Ltd Welcome, ‘Housekeeping’ and opening address
    • 09:15 – 09:35     Prof Janet Beer, Vice-Chancellor, University of Liverpool. Welcome to Liverpool, Liverpool as a Centre for Science
    • 09:35 – 09:55     Richard Carter, Managing Director UK & Ireland, BASF. Headline Sponsor: – Productivity in changing times and the importance of science
    • 09:55 – 10:20     Dr. Ruth McKernan, Chief Executive, InnovateUK, The Commercialisation of Science
    • 10:20 – 10:45     Elizabeth Sheppard, Partner, Eversheds, Science, regulation and Brexit
    • 10:45 – 11:15     Coffee Break
    • 11:15 – 12:45     Breakout Sessions
    1. Product and Process development – Manufacturing / Formulation / Data
    2. The communication and image of science – STEM attraction & business engagement
    3. Science Made Smarter
    • 12:45 – 13:45     Lunch & Networking
    • 13:45 – 14:00     Welcome back by Steve Bennett
    • 14:00 – 14:25     Prof. Danielle George, University of Manchester.   Space – Not the Final Frontier?
    • 14:25 – 14:45     John Grasmeder, Chief Scientist, Victrex. The Business of Innovation
    • 14:30 – 16:00     ** Stand-alone session for student attendees **
    • 14:45 – 16:00     Breakout Sessions
    1. The Science of Health
    2. Science and place-making
    3. Innovation, IP and Sustainability
    • 16:00 – 16:20     Keynote speaker to close – approach made
    • 16:20 – 16:30     Steve Bennett, Managing Director, Business of Science Ltd. Conference overview and closing remarks
    • 16:30- 18:00       Networking and Drinks – sponsored by Pannone Corporate

Best value
  • Early-bird Offer
  • £115/ + VAT
    • Offer until 31/12/2017

    • Refreshments
    • Breakfast
    • Conference resources
    • Lunch
    • End-of-conference drinks. 
    • Excludes accommodation, travel and parking 

  • New Year Price
  • £140/ + VAT
    • Offer from 01/01/18 to 31/03/17

    • Refreshments
    • Breakfast
    • Conference resources
    • Lunch
    • End-of-conference drinks. 
    • Excludes accommodation, travel and parking 

  • Conference Price
  • £175/ + VAT
    • Full price from 01/04/18 to 17/05/18

    • Refreshments
    • Breakfast
    • Conference resources
    • Lunch
    • End-of-conference drinks. 
    • Excludes accommodation, travel and parking 

THE VENUE

The Hilton Hotel, Liverpool

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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Business Of Science Leadership Award

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.

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