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
Welcome to BoSC19 & Housekeeping - Steve Bennett, Managing Director, Business of Science Ltd
09:15 – 09:35
Welcome to Leeds, Leeds as a Centre for Science - Tom Riordan, Chief Executive, Leeds City Council.
09:35 – 09:55
Sustainability and Society - Geoff Mackey, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Director, BASF
09:55 – 10:15
Science and the Northern Powerhouse - Jake Berry MP, Minister for the Northern Powerhouse
10:15 – 10:40
Science Regulations and Brexit - Catherine Manning, Principal Associate, Eversheds Sutherland
10:40 – 11:00

The Business and Science of Formula 1® Power Units - Pip Clode, Power Unit Concept Team Leader, Mercedes-AMG High-Performance Powertrains

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break and networking
11:30 - 12:45
Three Parallel Breakout Sessions
The Business of Space 
Dr Jaclyn Bell – Imperial College London, 

Session Facilitator

Alan Cross – ESA Business Applications UK Ambassador Network
Katie Miller - Skyrora 
Kavitha Muthu - European Space Agency
The commercialisation of 2D Materials 
James Baker –University of Manchester– Session Facilitator
Adrian Nixon - Nixene Publishing Ltd
Kevin Hudson – William Blythe Limited
Dr Mehul Chavda - Catax Group
STEM, Diversity and Education
Claire-Marie Boggiano – Lurig Change and Development – Session Facilitator
Griselda Togobo – Forward Ladies
James Claverley - National Physical Laboratory
Liran Maller- 2M Holdings Ltd
Dr Annette Bramley - N8 Research Partnership
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
 14:00 - 14:20 Water as a precious resource - Dr Mark Fletcher, Global Leader Water, ARUP 
14:20 – 14:40 

Science & Innovation for Societal Benefit; Panel discussion with:

Gail Cardew, Royal Institution

Mark Fletcher, ARUP

Christina Chapman, British Geological Survey

Misbah Gedal, Wakelet
 14:40 – 15:00
Innovation and Education
Misbah Gedal, Wakelet
 15:00 - 16:15 Breakout Sessions
1. Stand-alone Careers session for students

Tanya Shields, STEM Learning Ltd – Session Facilitator

Dr Jaclyn Bell, Imperial College London 

Jennifer Peake, William Blythe Limited

Jack Kelly - Tennants Fine Chemicals

Alex Sashenkov - AkzoNobel 
Charlotte Lewis - Mills and Reeve

2. The Business of Health
Steven Powell, Rutherford Diagnostics – Session Facilitator

Elizabeth Maitland, University of Liverpool

Robert McGough, Hill Dickinson LLP

Cliff Kirby, NeedleSmart


3. The future of Science - Emerging Technologies

Prof. Andy Miah, University of Salford (Chair)

Prof Marija Krstic-Demonacos, University of Salford

Dr Chloe James,  University of Salford

Dr Nabil Asaad, Eversheds Sutherland

16:15 – 16:35
Presentation of BoS Innovation Awards

Primary - Dr.Leigh Hoath, Leeds Trinity University

Secondary - Dr James Baker, Graphene@Manchester at The University of Manchester

18+  - Dr Nick Goldspink, N8 Research Partnership
16:35 – 16:45

Overview and BoSC2020 - Steve Bennett, Managing Director, Business of Science Ltd

16:45 – 18:00 Networking and Drinks




Steve Bennett
Steve Bennett
Managing Director, Founder & Business of Science Ltd
Tom Riordan
Tom Riordan
Chief Executive, Leeds City Council
Geoff Mackey
Dr. Geoff Mackey
Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Director, BASF
Jake Berry MP
Minister for the Northern Powerhouse
Catherine Manning
Catherine Manning
Principal Associate, Eversheds Sutherland
Pip Clode
Power Unit Concept Team Leader, Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains
Alan Cross
Alan Cross
ESA Business Applications UK Ambassador Network, Regional Ambassador - North West & North Wales
Katie Miller
Business Development Executive, Skyrora Ltd
Kavitha Muthu
Kavitha Muthu
European Space Agency Regional Ambassador, Midlands and North East England
Adrian Nixon
Adrian Nixon
National Graphene Association
Kevin Hudson
Sales and Marketing Director, William Blythe Limited
Mehul Chavda
Mehul Chavda
Specialist Tax Consultant, Catax Group
Claire-Marie Boggiano
Director & Coach, Lurig Change & Development
Griselda Togobo
Griselda Togobo
Owner, Forward Ladies
James Claverley
James Claverley
National Physical Laboratory
Liran Maller
Group Director of Human Resources, 2M Holdings
Annette Bramley
Annette Bramley
Director, N8 Research Partnership
Dr Mark Fletcher
Dr Mark Fletcher
Fellow & Global Water Leader, Arup
Gail Cardew
The Royal Institution
Cristina Chapman
Cristina Chapman
British Geological Survey
Tanya Shields
Tanya Shields
Primary STEM Lead at STEM Learning Ltd
Dr Jaclyn Bell
Dr Jaclyn Bell
Senior Teaching Fellow, Imperial College London
Jennifer Peake
Jennifer Peake
Technical Manager, William Blythe Limited
Jack Kelly
Jack Kelly
Business Development, Tennants Fine Chemicals
Alex Sashenkov
Alex Sashenkov
Finance Business Partner - Commercial at AkzoNobel
Charlotte Lewis
Lawyer, Mills & Reeve
Steven Powell
CEO, Rutherford Diagnostics
Robert McGough
Partner, Hill Dickinson LLP
Professor Elizabeth Maitland
University of Liverpool
Cliff Kirby
CEO, NeedleSmart
Prof. Andy Miah
University of Salford
Prof Marija Krstic-Demonacos
Proffesor Marija Kritic-Demonacos
Professor of Molecular Medicine, University of Salford
Senior Lecturer in Medical Microbiology
Dr Chloe James
Medical Microbiology, University of Salford
Dr Nabil Asaad
Eversheds Sutherland
Dr Leigh Hoath
Dr Leigh Hoath
Senior Lecturer in Science Education, Leeds Trinity University
Dr Nick Goldspink
Partnership Manager, N8 Research Partnership
James Baker
CEO Graphene@Manchester, The University of Manchester

Purchase your ticket


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


£175 + VAT
  • Breakfast
  • Conference resources
  • Lunch
  • Post-conference drinks