09:30:00 - 13:45:00

Supporting the UK’s Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industry

Alderley Park Conference Centre, Alderley Park, Alderley Edge SK10 4TG

Aimed specifically at the biotech and pharma sector this event will bring together Medicines Discovery Catapult, the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) (part of UKRI) and the KTN to provide you with end-to-end support for your innovation.

The KTN will give an overview of current funding streams available to industry and Medicines Discovery Catapult will describe how they can help accelerate your R&D. National facilities available to industry, and how you can take advantage of them through various funding programmes, will be presented by the STFC.


09:30 – Registration

09:50 – Welcome to Alderley Park with Dr Nicola Heron, Head of Collaborative R&D, Medicines Discovery Catapult

10:00 – Medicines Discovery Catapult – What they can do for you

  • Medicines Discovery Catapult overview with Dr Nicola Heron, Head of Collaborative R&D
  • Discovery Science & Technology with Dr Martin Main, Head of Molecular Technologies
  • Virtual R&D with Dr Graeme Wilkinson, Head of Virtual R&D
  • Informatics with Dr Mark Davies, Business Development Manager

10:45 – STFC: Facilities at the UK’s National Laboratories

  • Overview of STFC with Dr Massimo Noro, Director of Business Development
  • The Central Laser Facility with Dr Kathryn Welsby, Senior Applications Scientist
  • The ISIS Neutron and Muon Science with Dr Graham Appleby, Business Development Manager
  • The Hartree Centre: Access to high performance computing with Dr Tom Kirkham, Business Development Manager

11:30 – Refreshments

11:45 – Access to Facilities at Alderley Park with Dr Kath Mackay, Managing Director at Alderley Park

12:00 – The Innovation Scholars Secondments Scheme: Prosperity through Mobility with Dr Matthew Lodge, Innovation Scholars Programme Director

12:15 – Bridging for Innovators – Funding for Access to the National Facilities with Dr Tom Kirkham, Business Development Manager

12:30 – KTN: Funding and Support for Innovation with Mr Matt Chapman, Knowledge Transfer Manager

12:45 – Networking and lunch including site tour

13:45 – Close

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