This event is organised in collaboration with our partners at West Sussex Health and Life Sciences Cluster and will be held at the Holiday Inn, Gatwick – Worth.
This event is formatted on OBN’s long-running and successful BioTuesday™ evenings and will address the topic of ‘Sources of public non-dilutable funding and export support to UK R&D companies’ via several high-quality presentations from leading experts in the field, followed by a lively panel discussion.
The aim of the event is to support both our existing OBN membership base in the region and the companies within the West Sussex Health and Life Sciences Cluster whilst encouraging new companies to view West Sussex as an attractive region in which to establish and grow their life sciences businesses.
Delegates will have the opportunity to network over wine and canapes after the presentations.
18:30 Registration and networking
19:00 Welcome from OBN
19:15 Welcome and Introduction from WSCC
19:20 – 20:00 Key note presentations:
- Jane Watkins - National Contact Point, Horizon 2020
The H2020 SME instrument and SME participation in H2020 and Eurostars
- Mitzi Swanson – International Trade Adviser – Life Sciences, Department of International Trade
Transition from UKTI to Department of International Trade and the support on offer for companies wishing to export their goods
- Michael Sullivan – Innovation Lead – Advanced Therapies, Innovate UK
Funding opportunities from Innovate UK
- Raffaela Roncone – Senior Project Manager, NIHR
Support they offer to R&D companies via the Invention for Innovation (i4i) programme
19:50 Panel Discussion
20:30 Networking over drinks and canapes
22:00 Evening close
Who can attend?
- OBN Members: One free tickets per company
- OBN Member Additional Tickets: £25 +VAT
- WSHLSC Members: One free ticket per company
- WSHLSC Member Additional Tickets: £25 +VAT
- Non-Members: £50 +VAT
Delegates will fit into one of the above price categories. Check your membership here.
In the event that you cancel your reservation more than one week prior to the event, full refund is available, less 25% Admin fee. Cancellation within 1 week of the event; no refund is available. Substitutions can be made up to 24 hours before the event.
When & Where
OBN is the not-for-profit Membership organisation supporting and bringing together the UK’s innovative life sciences companies, corporate partners and investors. Our 400-plus Member companies are located across the Golden Triangle and beyond to Nottingham, Manchester and Scotland benefiting from our networking, partnering, purchasing, training, advising and advocacy activities.