Business of Science 2018

TheBusiness of Science Conference 2019

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

The 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
Tom Riordan, Chief Executive, Leeds City Council. Welcome to Leeds, Leeds as a Centre for Science
09:35 – 09:55
BASF Representative, Headline Sponsor’s message –
09:55 – 10:15
Jake Berry MP, Minister for the Northern Powerhouse, Science and the North within a Global Context
10:15 – 10:40
Catherine Manning, Senior Associate, Eversheds Sutherland Science and Regulation, post-Brexit
10:40 – 11:00
Pip Clode, Team Leader, Mercedes F1 HPP The Business and Science of Speed
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:45
Breakout Sessions
The Business of Space – a 50-year celebration and future aspirations
Dr. Jackie Bell – Imperial College – SESSION LEADER
Alan Cross – ESA Business Applications UK Ambassador Network
The commercialisation of 2D Materials – Graphene, Carbon Nanotubes, Boron Nitride
Kevin Hudson – William Blythe
STEM, Diversity and Education
 Claire-Marie Boggiano – Lurig Change and Development – SESSION LEADER
Griselda Togobo – Forward Ladies 

12:45 - 13:45
Lunch and Networking
BoS Innovation Award Finalists entries viewed over lunch by attendees.
13:45 - 14:00
Welcome back by Steve Bennett
12:45 – 13:45
Lunch & Networking
13:45 – 14:00
Welcome back by Steve Bennett
14:00 – 14:20
Dr Mark Fletcher, Global Leader Water, ARUP Water as a precious resource
14:20 – 14:40
Gail Cardew, Royal Institution Science & Innovation for Societal Benefit. Panel discussion with;
Mark Fletcher, ARUP
Jamil Khalil, Wakelet
TBC (Invited)
14:40 – 15:00
Jamil Khalil, Founder & CEO, Wakelet Science, Innovation and Education
15:00 - 16:15
Breakout Sessions

Stand-alone session for Students – Careers in Science (including Primary and Secondary BoSIA Finalists)
Tanya Shields, 

Primary STEM Lead at STEM Learning Ltd

CIA Future Forum member (invited)

BCF Young Leader of the Year (invited)

Dr Jackie Bell, Imperial College
Mercedes F1 HPP Representative (Invited)

The Business of Health
Steven Powell, Rutherford Diagnostics / Proton Partners
  To be Confirmed
16:15 – 16:35
Roger Marsh, Chair, Leeds LEP
16:35 – 16:45

Presentation of BoS Innovation Awards

Primary Dr.Leigh Hoath, Leeds Trinity University

Secondary        TBC

18+                  TBC

16:45 – 17:00

Steve Bennett, Managing Director, Business of Science Ltd Conference overview and closing remarks

17:00 – 18:00 Networking and Drinks


Catherine Manning
Catherine Manning
Senior Associate at Eversheds Sutherland
Claire-Marie Boggiano
Director & Coach, Lurig Change & Development
Griselda Togobo
Griselda Togobo
Owner, Forward Ladies

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A great networking event. Very well orchestrated. Keynotes were excellent and I was left thinking what more can be done to address the challenges that they mentioned. Looking forward to next years.

Mario Moustras
Mario Moustras
Director, Mazamo Coaching

Discounted Tickets

£135 + VAT
  • Breakfast
  • Conference resources
  • Lunch
  • Post-conference drinks