Chemistry and Industrial Biotechnology have applications across a wide range of sectors.

KTN is hosting a unique two-day conference and exhibition on 20-21 September 2017 in York, to showcase how the UK chemistry and industrial biotechnology (IB) sectors are helping to enable growth in key UK supply chains through innovation.

This event is an absolute must for anyone working in Chemistry and IB. It is also relevant to a much wider range of sectors, as it will provide a unique forum for increasing interactions between industry, researchers and policy makers from a range of disciplines and market sectors, across supply chains.

We have picked out our top 10 reasons why you should join us at this exciting new event:

 

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2. Cutting-edge innovation insights

Hear from some of the UK’s leading innovators in a conference programme that is designed to showcase cutting-edge innovation across key supply chains and through different sectors.

3. Expand your knowledge of innovation in key UK supply chains

Conference sessions will highlight the important role of Chemistry and IB across various sectors, including medicines, functional materials, personal care, healthy ageing, low carbon fuels, and innovation in batteries. The huge potential of engineering biology and advanced manufacturing capabilities will be highlighted in sessions on emerging & enabling technologies. The BBSRC/EPSRC session will bring together eminent researchers from a variety of backgrounds to discuss exciting research and progress in areas relevant to biologically based manufacturing.

4. Spark new ideas & find solutions to innovation challenges

The most exciting ideas and innovative solutions can arise at the intersection of technologies from different sectors. With its cross-discipline approach, the showcase is uniquely designed to provoke outside the box thinking.

5. Raise your profile through exhibition & sponsorship

The exhibition is at the heart of the showcase, providing the perfect opportunity to network with all of the conference attendees. With only a few spaces still available, book your exhibition space now to ensure that you don’t miss this great opportunity raise your company profile.

1. Network & connect

From senior representatives of government, major investors, top industry players and senior scientists to start-up companies and brilliant early career researchers, the showcase will bring people from across the supply chain together under the same roof – connecting people who would not normally meet.

 

2. Cutting-edge innovation insights

Hear from some of the UK’s leading innovators in a conference programme that is designed to showcase cutting-edge innovation across key supply chains and through different sectors.

 

3. Expand your knowledge of innovation in key UK supply chains

Conference sessions will highlight the important role of Chemistry and IB across various sectors, including medicines, functional materials, personal care, healthy ageing, low carbon fuels, and innovation in batteries. The huge potential of engineering biology and advanced manufacturing capabilities will be highlighted in sessions on emerging & enabling technologies. The BBSRC/EPSRC session will bring together eminent researchers from a variety of backgrounds to discuss exciting research and progress in areas relevant to biologically based manufacturing.

 

4. Spark new ideas & find solutions to innovation challenges

The most exciting ideas and innovative solutions can arise at the intersection of technologies from different sectors. With its cross-discipline approach, the showcase is uniquely designed to provoke outside the box thinking.

 

5. Raise your profile through exhibition & sponsorship

The exhibition is at the heart of the showcase, providing the perfect opportunity to network with all of the conference attendees. With only a few spaces still available, book your exhibition space now to ensure that you don’t miss this great opportunity raise your company profile.

 

6. Access exciting investment opportunities

Finalists from the Chemistry and Industrial Biotechnology for a Circular Bioeconomy competition will pitch to an investor panel which will include Circularity Capital, Enterprise Ventures, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Capricorn Venture Partners, HNI, and S’invesTec. If you would like to be part of the investor panel please register for the showcase.

 

7. Extract more value over breakfast

BioVale are hosting a Breakfast Meeting on Value from Unavoidable Food Waste, to give Showcase delegates an opportunity to learn about the latest technologies, hear from companies which have successfully converted their waste to value, discover sources of funding and make new connections.

 

8. Take a tour of BDC’s scale-up facilities

The Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC) is offering free tours to Showcase delegates – explore their scale-up facilities, meet the team, and learn about recent projects and how these have helped their partners.

 

9. Enjoy the social programme

Wednesday night provides an opportunity to relax and socialise with fellow delegates at the Drinks Reception (sponsored by Biocatalysts) and the Conference Dinner (sponsored by the University of York) at the award winning National Railway Museum. In addition to the opportunity enjoy a delicious dinner and network in a unique and exciting environment, entertainment will be provided by a comedian and a roving magician.

 

10. And finally….have a great time in a beautiful city!

York is a beautiful place to stay, combining ancient medieval architecture and contemporary culture and boasting of more to see and do per square mile than any other UK city. Why not combine your attendance at the Showcase with a short-break in this wonderful city.

Don’t miss the Chemistry and Industrial Biotechnology event of the year – tickets are limited and early booking is highly recommended to avoid disappointment. Find out more here.

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