Medicines Manufacturing Celebration Event 2022

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Event Details


10.30 - 16.00



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Innovate UK KTN held the Medicines Manufacturing Community Challenge Celebration Event in Manchester on 12 July 2022.

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Since launching in 2017, the Challenge has helped develop first-of-a-kind technologies to accelerate patient access to new drugs and treatments, firmly establishing the UK as a leading global hub for the development, production and delivery of cutting-edge therapies.

To celebrate these successes, the free-to-attend event showcased the major innovation and research projects from the Challenge. The event included a facilitated panel discussion on the impact from and the future of sector-focused Innovation Centres, use cases from companies who have achieved growth through collaborative innovation, featuring Phico, Quotient and Oxford Biomedica, and a robotics showcase.


Morning session

  • 10:30 – 10:40 Introduction & Welcome by Andy Jones from Innovate UK

Innovation centres for impact

  • 10:50 – 11:50 Panel Session & Q&ACell and Gene Therapy Catapult (CGTMIC), Stephen Ward
    Advanced Therapies Treatment Centre (ATTC), Jaqueline Barry
    Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre (MMIC), Katie Murray
    Vaccine Manufacturing and Innovation Centre (VMIC), Andy Jones
  • 11:10 -Industry view on engaging this innovation landscape by Jo Craig
  • 11:15 – Q&A
  • 11:50 – Summary of Morning Session
  • 12:00 – Lunch, Networking & Robotics/Automation Showcase

Afternoon session

Delivering economic growth for CR&D

  • 13:20 – Highlights of the CR&D Portfolio by Nick Medcalf
  • 13:30 – Case Study Presentations

Phico Therapeutics
Oxford Biomedica

  • 14:30 – Refreshment Break & Networking

The future of medicines manufacturing innovation

  • 15:00 – EPSRC
  • 15:10 – MMIP Innovation Priorities by Brian Henry from Medicines Manufacturing Industry Partnership
  • 15:25 – Manufacturing’s Future Priorities by Juliette White from AstraZeneca
  • 15:40 – Panel Session with Q&A  Chaired by Andy Jones, Innovate UK
  • 16:20 – Summary & Wrap Up
  • 16:30 – Close

Related programme

Medicines Manufacturing Challenge Community

Medicines Manufacturing Challenge Community

A now-completed programme that supported manufacturers of medicines in order to grow the UK economy – replaced by the Medicines Manufacturing programme.


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