The Business of Science Conference 2022

Celebrating the commercialisation of Science

Learn About Great Science. Connect with Great People. Develop Great Business.

The Business of Science conference 2022 will be held at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh on Wednesday 15th June 2022.

Our Speakers

Join the Science industry's top thought leaders and influencers across a wide range of specialisms and sectors.

Steve Bennett
Steve Bennett
Founder & Managing Director, Business of Science Ltd
Dr Hermione Cockburn
Science Director, Dynamic Earth
dame-sarah-gilbert
Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert
Professor of Vaccinology at Jenner Institute, University of Oxford
sarah-davidson
Sarah Davidson
Group Sustainability Coordinator, Croda Europe Ltd
naomi weir
Naomi Weir
Programme Director, Innovation at CBI
Paul Mason
Paul Mason
Director, Innovation Policy, Innovate UK
Andy-Clifton
Dr Andy Clifton
Technical Director, Domino UK
dr-julian-philpott
Dr Julian Philpott
Automation Manager, Domino Printing Services
tom-whitehead
Dr Tom Whitehead
Head of Machine Learning, Intellegens AI
natasha-jeremic
Dr Natasha Jeremic
Ink Development Manager, Domino Printing Sciences
sunil vadera
Prof Sunil Vadera
Professor of Computer Science, University of Salford
dennis-dokter
Dennis Dokter
Nexus (University Team), Collaboration Team
david-mckee
David McKee
CEO, Slingshot Simulation and Co-Chair, Digital Twin Consortium - UK
Ming Tang
Ming Tang
Chief Data & Analytics Officer, NHS England and NHS Improvement
Gail Cardew
Gail Cardew
CEO, The Linnean Society of London
Simon Grant
Simon Grant
Technical Director & Sustainability Project Manager, Thomas Swan Ltd
Geoff Mackey
Dr. Geoff Mackey
Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Director, BASF
dr carol- treasure
Dr Carol Treasure
Founder & CEO, XCellR8
Joe Sweeney
Professor Joe Sweeney
Dean of Science, Engineering and Environment, University of Salford
Kay Hussain
Kay Hussain
CEO, WISE Campaign
katie passley
Katie Passley
Regional Counsel, Croda
kirsty hewitson
Kirsty Hewitson
https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-kirsty-hewitson-9773b09/
Dr Jaclyn Bell
Dr Jaclyn Bell
Senior Teaching Fellow, Imperial College London
dr kyra sedransk campbell
Dr Kyra Sedransk Campbell
Royal Society and EPSRC Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow, The University of Sheffield
Dr Lucy Smith
Technical Collaboration Lead, Materials Processing Institute
veronika elfmarkova
Veronika Elfmarkova
ECOPact Product Manager, London Concrete
michael kenyon
Michael Kenyon
Senior Mechanical Engineer, Innoval Technology
Sandy Findlay
Sandy Findlay
Partnership Director, ABGI UK
Kevin Hudson
Sales and Marketing Director, William Blythe Limited
ian-bailey
Ian Bailey
CEO, inov-8
Dr Sophie Dale-Black
Dr Sophie Dale-Black
Director, UK Network – Midlands and North England, British Business Bank
Mike Butler
Michael Butler
Technical Director, William Blythe Limited
natasha boulding
Dr Natasha Boulding
CEO & Co Founder, Sphera
Chris Strong
Chris Strong
Director of Skills & Employability, We are IVE
James Baker
James Baker
CEO Graphene@Manchester, The University of Manchester

The Agenda

08:00 – 09:00 Registration, Breakfast & Networking.
09:00 – 09:15 Welcome to BoSC22 & Housekeeping
Steve Bennett,
Founder and Managing Director, Business of Science Ltd
09:15 – 09:35 Welcome to Edinburgh, Edinburgh as a Centre for Science & Innovation
Dr Hermione Cockburn,
Science Director, Dynamic Earth
09:35 – 10:00 The Challenge of “Disease X”
Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert,
University of Oxford
10:00 – 10:20 Sustainable business = good business
Sarah Davidson – Croda
10:20 – 10:40 Innovation and Risk - the CBI's view
Naomi Weir,
Programme Director, Innovation at CBI
10:40 – 11:00 Innovation, Business & Funding
Paul Mason,
Director, Innovation Policy, InnovateUK
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break and networking
11:30 - 12:30 Three Parallel Breakout Sessions
 

AI, Manufacturing and Productivity
Led by DominoUK
Dr Andy Clifton,
Technical Director, Domino UK
Dr Julian Philpott,
Automation Manager, Domino Printing Services
Dr Tom Whitehead,
Head of Machine Learning, Intellegens AI
Dr Natasha Jeremic,
Ink Development Manager, Domino Printing Sciences
Prof Sunil Vadera,
Professor of Computer Science, University of Salford

  Smart Cities: Data with a mission
Led by Nexus
Dennis Dokter
Nexus (University Team), Collaboration Team
David McKee
CEO, Slingshot Simulation and Co-Chair, Digital Twin Consortium - UK
Ming Tang
Chief Data & Analytics Officer, NHS England and NHS Improvement
Rebecca Goulding,
SME Development Manager, Connected Places Catapult
  Biodiversity and Sustainability
Led by The Linnean Society
Gail Cardew,
CEO, The Linnean Society (facilitator)
Dr Simon Grant,
Technical Director & Sustainability Project Manager, Thomas Swan & Co Ltd
Dr Geoff Mackey,
Corporate Affairs & Sustainability Director, BASF
Stephanie Wray,
Director, Nature Positive
Dr Carol Treasure,
Founder & CEO XCELLR8

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch and Networking
BoS Innovation Award
Finalists entries viewed over lunch by attendees.
13:30 - 13:45 Welcome back by Steve Bennett
13:45 – 14:30 It isn’t working – so what now? (A discussion about increasing diversity in STEM)
Panel discussion with:
Professor Joe Sweeney
University of Salford (Headline Sponsor)
Kay Hussain,
CEO, WISE Campaign
Katie Passley,
Regional Counsel, Croda
Dr Kirsty Hewitson,
Interim CEO, Innovate UK

14:30 – 15:30 Three Parallel Breakout Sessions
 

Student Careers Session
Led by TBC
Dr Jaclyn Bell – Imperial College London
Dr Kyra Sedransk Campbell,
Royal Society and EPSRC Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow, The University of Sheffield
Dr Lucy Smith,
Technical Collaboration Lead, Materials Processing Institute
Veronika Elfmarkova,
ECOPact Product Manager, London Concrete
Michael Kenyon,
Senior Mechanical Engineer, Innoval Technology

  The Business of Space
Led by ABGI UK / Scottish Enterprise
Sandy Findlay,
Partnership Director, ABGI UK (facilitator)
  Advanced Materials and Innovation
Led by William Blythe Ltd
Kevin Hudson,
Sales and Marketing Director, William Blythe Ltd (facilitator)
Ian Bailey,
CEO, inov-8
Sophie Dale-Black,
Director, UK Network – Midlands and North England, British Business Bank
Mike Butler, Technical Director, William Blythe Ltd
Dr Natasha Boulding,
CEO & Co Founder, Sphera
15:30 – 16:00 Science & Innovation “Future Leaders” – Challenges and Solutions
16:00 - 16:30 Presentation of BoS Innovation Awards
Primary: Chris Strong – IVE
Secondary: James Baker – GEIC
18+: Paul Mason – InnovateUK
16:30– 16:45 Overview, closing remarks and BoSC2023
Steve Bennett,
Founder and Managing Director, Business of Science Ltd
16:45 - 18:00 Networking and Drinks

Pricing

There has been a really strong focus on climate change and sustainability at this year’s conference. It’s excellent that we’re recognising the issues that face us as businesses in science and trying to do something about it with the power that we have as a community.
Dr Jaclyn Bell
Dr Jaclyn Bell
Imperial College London

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