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, 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, Senior Associate, Eversheds Sutherland
10:40 – 11:00

The Business and Science of Formula 1® Power Units - Pip Clode, 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 Jackie Bell – Imperial College, 

Session Facilitator

Alan Cross – ESA Business Applications UK Ambassador Network
The commercialisation of 2D Materials 
James Baker – NGI/GEIC –
Session Facilitator
Adrian Nixon - Nixene Publishing
Kevin Hudson – William Blythe
Mehul Chavda - Catax
STEM, Diversity and Education
Claire-Marie Boggiano – Lurig Change and Development – Session Facilitator
Griselda Togobo – Forward Ladies
James Claverley - National Physical Laboratory
Prof. Samia Nefti-Meziani - Professor of Computational Intelligence and Robotics
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

Dr. Mark Fletcher, ARUP

Christina Chapman, British Geological Survey

Jamil Khalil, Wakelet
 14:40 – 15:00
Innovation and Education - Jamil Khalil, Founder & CEO,Wakelet Science 
 15:00 - 16:15 Breakout Sessions
1. Stand-alone Careers session for students

Tanya Shields, Primary STEM Lead at STEM Learning Ltd – Session Facilitator

Dr Jackie Bell, Senior Teaching Fellow at Imperial College and Trainee Astronaut

Jennifer Peake, William Blythe Limited

Jack Kelly - Tennants Fine Chemicals

Alex Sashenkov - AkzoNobel 
Charlotte Lewis - Mills Reeve

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

Elizabeth Maitland, University of Liverpool

Robert McGough, Hill Dickinson LLP

3. Emerging Technologies - the future of Science
Prof. Any Miah, University of Salford
Ruth Bond, Eversheds Sutherland
16:15 – 16:35
The Business of Science - Roger Marsh, Chair, Leeds LEP
16:35 – 16:45

Presentation of BoS Innovation Awards

Primary - Dr.Leigh Hoath, Leeds Trinity University

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

18+  - Annette Bramley, N8 Research Partnership

 16:45 – 17:00 Overview and BoSC2020 - Steve Bennett, Managing Director, Business of Science Ltd
17:00 – 18:00

Networking and Drinks





Annette Bramley
Annette Bramley
Director, N8 Research Partnership
Dr Leigh Hoath
Dr Leigh Hoath
Senior Lecturer in Science Education, Leeds Trinity University
Ruth Bond
Ruth Bond
Chartered Trade Mark Attorney, Eversheds Sutherland
Professor Andy Miah
Chair in Science Communication and Future Media, University of Salford
Robert McGough
Partner, Hill Dickinson LLP
Steve Powell
Steven Powell
Chief Diagnostic Officer, Rutherford Diagnostics
Charlotte Lewis
Lawyer, Mills & Reeve
Alex Sashenkov
Alex Sashenkov
Finance Business Partner - Commercial at AkzoNobel
Jamil Khalil
Founder & CEO at Wakelet
Gail Cardew
Professor of Science, Culture and Society; Director of Science and Education at the Royal Institution of Great Britain
Dr Mark Fletcher
Dr Mark Fletcher
Fellow & Global Water Leader, Arup
Samia Nefti-Meziani
Professor of Computational Intelligence and Robotics
Steve Bennett
Steve Bennett
Managing Director, Business of Science Ltd
Tom Riordan
Tom Riordan
Chief Executive, Leeds City Council
Geoff Mackey
Geoff Mackey
Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Director, BASF
Jake Berry 2
Jake Berry
Minister for the Northern Powerhouse & Local Growth, HM Government
Dr Jaclyn Bell
Dr Jaclyn Bell
Senior Teaching Fellow, Imperial College and Trainee Astronaut
Alan Cross
Alan Cross
ESA Business Applications UK Ambassador Network, Regional Ambassador - North West & North Wales
James Baker
James Baker
CEO Graphene@Manchester at The University of Manchester
Adrian Nixon
Adrian Nixon
Advisory Board Member of the National Graphene Association
Kevin Hudson
Kevin Hudson
Sales and Marketing Director, William Blythe Limited
Mehul Chavda
Mehul Chavda
Specialist Tax Consultant, Catax Group
Jennifer Peake
Jennifer Peake
Technical Manager, William Blythe Limited
Tanya Shields
Tanya Shields
Primary STEM Lead, STEM Learning Ltd
Jack Kelly
Jack Kelly
Business Development, Tennants Fine Chemicals
James Claverley
James Claverley
Science Governance Co-ordinator, National Physical Laboratory (NPL)
Griselda Togobo
Griselda Togobo
Owner, Forward Ladies
Cristina Chapman
Cristina Chapman
UK Geoenergy Observatories Communications Manager, British Geological Survey
Pip Clode
Concept Team Leader, Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains
Catherine Manning
Catherine Manning
Senior Associate, Eversheds Sutherland
Claire-Marie Boggiano
Director & Coach, Lurig

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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


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