20 September 2017 to 21 September 2017

UK and International

Venue: Spring Lane Building, University of York, University Road, York

Time: 09:30 to 16:30

This two day conference and exhibition hosted by the Knowledge Transfer Network is a major event to bring together industry, researchers, investors and government agencies to showcase how the UK chemistry and industrial biotechnology sectors are helping to enable growth in key UK supply chains through innovation.

Features include:

  • Industrial Strategy Update from BEIS

  • Pitchfest - applications now open, apply by 19th July

  • EPSRC & BBSRC Showcase

  • 1:1 Meeting Opportunities

  • Exhibition

  • Drinks Reception

  • Conference Dinner at the National Railway Museum

There are also the following additional offerings:

  • Optional BioVale sponsored Networking Breakfast: Value from Unavoidable Food Waste

  • Optional tour of the Biorenewables Development Centre

Pitch Event: Chemistry and Industrial Biotechnology for a Circular Bioeconomy

This pitch event is designed to provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs and investors to gain valuable insights and form new business relationships in sustainable technologies that can help move us towards a circular bio-economy. It is open to UK companies who are seeking investment (seed through to post revenue) and who are developing chemical or bio-based processes that support the move towards a circular bio-economy. Apply by 19th July 2017 for your chance to benefit from:

  • Live pitching to investors who are interested in investing in chemical and/or IB processes that help us move towards a circular bioeconomy

  • Funded pitch training

  • Raising your company profile at a high-profile, national conference

  • A chance to win free registration to the main Chemistry and IB Showcase event

The panel is due to include Circularity Capital, Enterprise Ventures and the Ellen McArthur Foundation. Semi-finalists will be selected to present their company at a ‘Ones to watch’ investor networking session at the Showcase. Apply online now. Deadline is 19th July. Further details >>

Full details of the event can be viewed on our conference website here.