Inward AMR Innovation Mission to the UK- Edinburgh, 2022

Date and Time

20th May 2022 | 09:00 - 16:30


The Carlton Hotel


Curb Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) by boosting collaboration through new partnerships and joint innovation, growing your organisation.

As part of a this UK wide inward mission focusing on the challenges and opportunities of Antimicrobial Resistance ( AMR)  Scottish Enterprise are supporting our IUK EDGE colleagues in delivering the Scottish part of the mission, to Edinburgh May 20th.

Companies from EU and ROW will visit to meet with Scottish companies and Knowledge bases to discuss, network and partner in this area on FRIDAY MAY 20th in Edinburgh.

 Who is attending the mission?

For an overview of the non-UK organisations attending the mission please check out the website.

For a total overview all attendees please check out B2Match.

The Ask- Please share with any of your Scottish contacts/companies/academics in the area of…….

  • Antimicrobials and alternatives
  • Preventives such as vaccines
  • AMR diagnostics

REGISTER for the free event closes Friday May 13th Inward AMR Innovation Mission to the UK 2022 – Info (

Please email me if you have any questions at all, thanks for your help!

Claire Melville ( 


Friday 20 MayEdinburgh Biosciences Cluster

Edinburgh is the beating heart of the Scottish life sciences community. It hosts a range of  large and small companies, providing state of the art science and innovation facilities.

08:30 – 09:00

Gather at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton Hotel (at walking distance)
UK delegates travel on their own; parking is possible at……… 

Chairperson of the day: Dr Claire Melville; Scottish Enterprise

09:00 – 09:40 

Coffee and Welcome by Dr Peter Dirken, Innovate UK

09:40 – 09:50 

Welcome by Dame Sally Davies; UK Special Envoy on Antimicrobial Resistance (video)

09:50 – 10:00

Catalysing global AMR R&D
Dr Lesley Ogilvie; Global AMR R&D Hub, Berlin, Germany (video)

10.00 – 10:45

Keynote: Diagnostics Innovation in the Context of Targeted and Effective Antibiotic Therapy
Professor Till Bachmann, Professor of Molecular Diagnostics and Infection, The University of Edinburgh


Edinburgh AMR Forum: Connecting and communicating excellence in antimicrobial resistance research and translation in Edinburgh
Dr Hilary Snaith, Edinburgh Infectious Disease EID, University of Edinburgh

10.45 – 11:00  

11.00 – 11:30

Coffee break

Opportunities & barriers to SMEs developing antimicrobial therapy candidates
Dr Deborah O’Neill, CEO Novabiotics Ltd.

11:30 – 12:00 

Taking testing to the people – challenges in developing an AST for point of care use
Dr Ewan Chirnside, Director of Research Collaborations, ODx Innovations



12:00 – 12:15


Q&A and panel session led by Dr Claire Melville
Panelists Prof Til Bachmann, Dr Hillary Snaith, Dr Deborah O’Neill, Dr Ewan Chirnside, Dr Peter Dirken, Dr Maarten van Dongen


12:15 – 13:30

Networking lunch with regional representatives Scotland

13:30 – 13:45

Closure of formal part by Dr Phil Packer, Innovate UK
(nb partnering sessions continue in the afternoon)

13:45 – 16:30

Facilitated matchmaking session III between non-UK and UK delegates

16:30 – .. 

Tram or taxi to Edinburgh airport for departure and return home

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