BioEurope: United Kingdom’s Health & Life Science R&D Deep-Dive

Posted on: 03/11/2018

The pre-BioEurope deep-dive showcasing UK Health and Life Science R&D will take place on Sunday 4th November.

The Science and Innovation Network, Department for International Trade, and British Embassy Copenhagen are hosting a deep-dive into how the United Kingdom’s academia, industry and government intersect to create the UK health and life science ecosystem. The event will be taking place on Sunday 4th November at the Bella Sky Convention Hotel in Copenhagen.


12.00 – 12.45

Arrivals, Registration & Light Networking Lunch

12.45 – 13.00

Welcome: British Ambassador to Denmark Dominic Schroeder

13.00 – 13.40

Opening Key Note: UK Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) – Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor Chris Whitty

Professor Whitty has the overall responsibility for the department’s research and development budget, including the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and research and life sciences policy.

13.40 – 14.10

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) – Sr. Business Development Manager, Anjna Rising

Anjna Rising from the NIHR Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure (NOCRI) will speak on the opportunities in the UK for has carrying out clinical trials and funding options of same.

14.10 – 14:40

Coffee break & Networking

14.40 – 15.10

The UK Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), InnovateUK – Knowledge Transfer Manager for Infrastructure, Medical Technology and Therapies, Professor Mehdi Tavakoli

Professor Mehdi Tavakoli’s main responsibilities within the KTN include supporting innovations in the healthcare sector and product commercialisation with support from, and in collaborations with, the MHRA, NHS, NICE, Innovate UK, BEIS, DH, Healthcare UK, DIT and other stakeholders, including many charities.

15.10 – 15.40

Genomics England – Chief Scientist Professor Mark Caulfield

Industry partnerships with international companies, The Discovery Forum – possibilities for pharma, Data Access and the GeCIP – working with academic & NHS researchers.

15.40 – 16.00

Short coffee break & networking

16.00 – 16.30

Imperial College London – Head of Corporate Partnerships, Faculty of Medicine, Dr Stephanie Morris

Matchmaking companies to the best academics in current disciplines is the core business of Corporate Partnerships.

16.30 – 17.00

Manchester Oxford Road Corridor – Director of Health Innovation, Professor Jacqueline Oldham

17.00 – 18.00

End of Sessions & Networking Reception


For more information on this deep-dive please click here.


This session will be running as a pre-event to BioEurope, which takes place from November 5th – 7th in Copenhagen. BioEurope is Europe’s largest life science partnering conference, featuring workshops, panels and exhibition stands with opportunities for one-to-one meetings and networking.

For more information on BioEurope please click here.

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