National Bioeconomy Strategy 2030: Delivered Through Collaboration

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National Horizons Centre

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A National Bioeconomy Strategy 2030: Delivering the Strategy Through Collaboration

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Teesside University is leading on this showcasing event which celebrates the collaborative approaches being undertaken to address the needs of the bioeconomy.

The UK Government’s 2018 Bioeconomy strategy has firmly established the need to use renewable biological resources to replace fossil resources in innovative products, processes and services in order to achieve national sustainability and carbon reduction targets.

Bioscience and Biotechnology research is seen as a key driver in the circular economy by offering tools to enable progress in different fields, among them biorefining, marine and freshwater technologies, energy and waste conversion, food, feed and textile production, agriculture, health and much more.

The event is being delivered in partnership with Innovate UK and the Research England funded project; THYME: Teesside, Hull and York Mobilising Bioeconomy Knowledge Exchange and will showcase collaborative approaches which are currently being undertaken to address the needs of the Bioeconomy.

We will also highlight Innovate UK Funding opportunities to tackle the following Bioeconomy challenges:

From data to early diagnosis and precision medicine

Leading-edge healthcare

Manufacturing and future materials

Transforming food production

Prospering from the energy revolution

Delegates will also have the opportunity to tour Teesside University’s £22m National Horizons Centre, a major new facility to grow research, knowledge exchange and skills in the bioeconomy.



Registration and Networking

09.00 – 09.05:

Event Welcome: Laura Woods – Director of Academic Enterprise, Teesside University

09.10 – 09.15:

National Horizons Centre - Welcome and Introduction: Professor Stephen Cummings - Dean of the School of Health and Life Sciences, Teesside University

09.15 – 09.45:

Innovate UK – The Funding landscape: Lee Viney, Innovate UK & Yvonne Armitage, Bioeconomy KTN

09.45 – 10.45:

Teesside University - Expertise Showcase:

Biotherapeutics and Microfluidics:

• Prof Zulf Ali

• Prof Jim Scrivens

• Dr Safwan Akram

• Dr Jackie Moseley

Bioprocessing and Microbiology:

• Prof Gary Montague

• Dr Caroline Orr


• Dr Vikki Rand

• Dr Claudio Angione

• Dr Alamgir Hossain

10.45 – 11.00:

Coffee and Networking

11:00 – 11.30:

Industrial Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nick Scott-Ram, MBE, Chief of Strategic Development, Sensyne Health PLC

11.30 – 11.50:

THYME activity and Project Showcase: Dr Geoff Archer, Head of Knowledge Exchange, Teesside University

Proof of Concept Project: Inclusion bodies for Industrial Biotechnology. Teesside University and University of York, In partnership with Fujifilm Diosynth Technologies

11.50 – 12.00:

Teesside University Support

12.00 - 13.00:

Close and Networking Lunch

National Horizons Centre tours available

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