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Yorkshire Bio-Partnering

Yorkshire Bio-Partnering is a one-day event on Tuesday April 25th 2023 at the University of Bradford city campus. Join businesses and scientists in this one-of-a-kind in person meeting showcasing the benefits of industry-academic collaboration and sharing of funding strategies from experts in the region.

The event will:

  • Highlight successful academic/clinical/industry partnerships through invited keynote speakers and via selected case studies
  • Promote the many types of funding and support available for innovation both in our region and UK wide through a series of short presentations
  • Include a 1-2-1 partnering activity to encourage interactions between all participating organisations and delegates
  • Provide an excellent opportunity for informal networking

Companies and organisation's that attended the last event: 
University of Bradford, University of Leeds, Crystec Pharma, Health Innovations Ltd, Aptamer Group, Bonaccord, CY Partners, Turner Lynch IP, Ward Hadaway, Ostara Biomedical, Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), NIHR Research and Design, National BioFilms Innovation Centre, Bionrenewables Development Centre, KTN, DHEZ, Cancer Research UK, University of Huddersfield, Neotherix, SBRI, Metalinear, MEDQP, Origin Pharma, CRSI, Innovate UK, AF ChemPharma, Mills & Reeve, IMED Consultancy, Boyds, Hepworth Browne, Molgen, Withnell Sensors, Concept Life Sciences, Illumina, WuXi AppTec, Incanthera…and more


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Please see below for the Yorkshire Bio-partnering program and details of pricing for this years Delegate registration, Sponsorship & Exhibition opportunities. For further information please contact Gill Westgate or Jason Jones.

To register as a delegate, exhibitor or sponsor please visit the BioNow webpages

“The event was really well attended, with a good mix of interesting presenters and provided us with great networking opportunities”. Dr Jenny Readman, Business Development Manager at CPI (Exhibitor at 2022 Event)

Yorkshire Bio-Partnering Sponsors and Exhibitors 2023

Gold Sponsors-Avacta

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Gold Exhibitors

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Event Supporters

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Yorkshire BioPartnering Program 2023

Tuesday April 25th Norcroft Centre, Central Campus University of Bradford

08:30-Registration Open & Coffee

1-2-1 Partnering Meetings available throughout the day

09:15-Welcome and Introduction

Prof Sherif El-Kamisey - Director of the ICT, University of Bradford

09:30 Sophie Dale-BlackDirector, UK Network – Midlands and North of England

10:00 Collaborative Research Funding and Support in the region 1

Martyn Bottomley - Regional Translation Lead, Cancer Research Horizons, CRUK

Laura Stennet - LifeArc (National) Business Manager, Life Arc

Tom Hutchinson - Health Care & LS sector Manager LEP, Leeds Enterprise Partnership/WY Combined Authority

10:45 Coffee Break/Networking

11:15 Collaborative Research Funding and Support in the region 2

Sean Clarkson - Head of Strategic Operations, AHSN Yorkshire

Lee Viney - Regional Manager Yorkshire & Humber & North East, Innovate UK

William Drewe - Business Development Manager, Medicine Discovery Catapult

12:00 Panel Discussion

Challenges facing business and academics in sourcing funding/support for collaborative projects

12:30 Lunch/Networking

13:30 Keynote Speaker

Prof Chris Twelves - Professor of Clinical Cancer Pharmacology and Oncology - University of Leeds

14:00 Collaborative research successes - A series of Case Studies 1

Mike Hoptroff - Senior R&D manager, Microbiology,  Unilever

Prof Helen Philipou - Founder and Board Member,  LUNAC Therapeutics

Fiona McLaughlin - Chief Scientific Officer, Therapeutics,  Avacta

14:45 Coffee Break/Networking

15:15 Collaborative research successes - A series of Case Studies 2

Prof Steve Rimmer NBIC 5D - Professor of Chemistry, University of Bradford

Meryem Benhoud - Technical Director, Keracol

Prof Julie Thornton - Director, Centre for Skin Sciences, University of Bradford

16.00 Panel Discussion

What are the key elements that make a successful collaborative/translational research project/team

16.30-17.30- Networking & Drinks

The Yorkshire Bio-Partnering meeting facilitated MEDQP LTD with contacts to manufacturing companies. The new relationships have progressed our project forward on small molecule manufacture. Tony & Liz Lockett, Directors at MED QP Ltd. (Delegates at the 2022 Event)

Delegate registration fees, Sponsorship and Exhibitor opportunities

Delegate Registration Fees

Early Bird registration (closes 10th March 2023)

  • BioNow Non-member £140 +VAT (£175 + VAT)
  • BioNow Member £100 + VAT (£125 +VAT)
  • BioNow Premium Member £80 + VAT (£100 +VAT)
  • Academic rate £75 + VAT
  • Student rate £25 + VAT

Exhibitior opportunities

Gold Exhibitor
• 3m x 2m exhibition space 
• Clothed table and two chairs with access to power sockets
• Listed as gold exhibitor on event website and linked to your organisations website
• Two full delegate passes
Price £450 + VAT

Silver Exhibitor
• 3m x 2m exhibition space 
• Clothed table and two chairs with access to power sockets
• One full delegate pass
Price £350 + VAT

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Sponsorship opportunities

Gold Sponsorship now sold-out

Silver Sponsors
• Logo on all pre-conference promotional material
• Link to website on all e-marketing mailers Acknowledgement as a Conference Sponsor on the event webpage
• 2 full delegate passes Silver sponsor acknowledgement via University of Bradford and Bionow twitter and LinkedIn
Price £1250.00 + VAT

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