Discover how chemistry and industrial biotechnology are enabling growth in your sector

Posted on: 05/09/2017

A new KTN event will showcase how chemistry and IB are driving cutting-edge innovation across key supply chains and through different sectors.

The Chemistry and Industrial Biotechnology Showcase 2017 will feature an exciting line-up of high profile speakers, experts and thought leaders from across industry, research and government.

This unique two-day conference and exhibition, taking place on 20th – 21st September 2017 in York, will showcase how the UK chemistry and industrial biotechnology (IB) sectors are helping to enable growth in key UK supply chains through innovation. The conference programme is designed to provide value, variety and interest for all delegates.

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Join us at this unique event, and take the opportunity to:


Network and 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 connect people who would not normally meet. You can enhance your experience of the Showcase by pre-booking meetings with other attendees during coffee and lunch breaks or at any time throughout the two-days. Details to follow.


Gain innovation insights
Hear from some of the UK’s leading innovators, experts and thought leaders from across industry, research and government. Our high-profile selection of speakers will showcase cutting-edge innovation across key supply chains and through different sectors.

Expand your knowledge in our conference sessions, with topics including:

  • medicines
  • functional materials
  • personal care
  • healthy ageing
  • low carbon fuels
  • innovation in batteries
  • engineering biology
  • advanced manufacturing


Look towards the future
Join our panel discussion on opportunities for innovation in post-Brexit Britain on day 1. The BBSRC & EPSRC session on day 2 will bring together eminent researchers and industry experts to discuss how chemistry and IB can join up to give the UK a global competitive advantage.


Browse the exhibition
The exhibition is at the heart of the showcase, providing the perfect opportunity to network with all of the conference attendees and view the latest technologies from companies at the cutting-edge of chemistry and industrial biotechnology.


Watch the Pitch Event finalists pitch to our investor panel
The KTN and BioVale Pitch Event will provide a forum 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.


Join BioVale for Breakfast
BioVale are hosting a meeting on Value from Unavoidable Food Waste where you can learn about the latest technologies, discover sources of funding and make new connections over breakfast.


Take part in a tour of BDC’s facilities
The Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC) is offering free tours of their scale-up facilities. Meet the team, learn about recent projects and hear how they have helped their partners.


Enjoy our Social Programme
Relax and network with fellow Showcase delegates at our Drinks Reception (sponsored by Biocatalysts) and Conference Dinner (sponsored by the University of York) with Entertainment at the award winning National Railway Museum.


Book your ticket now and make sure that you don’t miss the chemistry and IB event of the year. Click here to find out more and register.

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