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Northern Bio-Accelerator Partnership: How we can help grow your bioscience organisation

May 12, 2021

Virtual

The North East of England has a unique offering for bioprocessing and biopharmaceuticals. The strong industrial heritage, within large-scale chemical and biomanufacturing make it the perfect place for companies to access research, training, and manufacturing excellence for bioprocessing in the UK.

The Northern Bio-Accelerator Partnership (NBioP) is a strategic partnership between the National Horizons Centre (NHC), CPI and FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies (FDB), creating a bioprocessing, biomanufacturing and biopharmaceutical hub in the North East of the UK. Together, the NBioP provides basic and applied bioprocessing research, through to biopharmaceutical scale up and ultimately, the commercial manufacture of life changing medicines.

Join the National Horizons Centre, CPI and FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies on Wednesday 12th May to hear about collaboration in the bioscience sector, the extraordinary growth being seen in the Tees Valley Region, and ultimately how the NBioP can help grow your organisation.

Agenda

1.00pm Welcome
Professor Jane Turner OBE DLPVC Enterprise and Business Engagement, Teesside University
Frank Millar, CEOCPI

1.10pm The North East: A UK biosciences hotspot with a bright future
Tees Valley Mayor (TBC)

1.20pm NBioP: Our joint ambition
Dr Jen Vanderhoven, Director, National Horizons Centre
Lucy Foley, Director of Biologics, CPI’s National Biologics Manufacturing Centre
Mark Douglas, Vice President, Strategic Business Development, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies

1.35pm The North East: A High Potential Opportunity
TBC, Department for International Trade

1.50pm Break

2.00pm What’s next for the NBioP: Upskilling the bioindustry
Dr Jen Vanderhoven, Director, National Horizons Centre
Amy Smith, Head of HRCPI

2.10pm BBSRC
TBC

2.20pm What’s next for the NBioP: Our Research and Innovation ambition
Professor Vikki Rand, Head of Research
Jonathan Haigh, VP Process Development, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies 
Clare Trippett, Chief Technologist, CPI

2.30pm The role of research and innovation funding for bioprocessing – and what is available now?
Lee Viney, Regional Manager, Innovate UK
Paul Bello, Innovation lead, Innovate UK

2.45pm Panel Q&A
Dr Jen Vanderhoven, Director, National Horizons Centre
Lucy Foley, Director, National Biologics Manufacturing Centre
Jonathan Haigh, VP Process Development, FDB
Lee Viney, Regional Manager, Innovate UK
Paul Bello, Innovation lead, Innovate UK
TBC, Department for International Trade

3.15pm Close

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