LIFE SCIENCES IN SCOTLAND: Moving Forward Together – To 2025 and Beyond

Date and Time

12th Nov 2018 | 10:00 - 17:00


Technology and Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde


Scotland’s life sciences strategy has mapped out a pathway to create an £8 billion turnover industry by 2025, based on innovation, quality and collaboration.

This significant industry conference will examine how the sector is maintaining momentum in heading towards that ambitious target. Will the refreshed skills strategy help to deliver the constant stream of talent needed by a growing sector, and how is positive collaboration with the NHS opening up new markets for life sciences businesses large and small? Have we got the alignment right – are industry, academia and government pulling together in the right direction as effectively as possible?

What issues are keeping life sciences SMEs awake at night? Where do they find the right people – and the funding – to grow? Is sufficient finance available for  innovative companies looking to scale up dramatically? How can they get into export markets – and more generally, how can they market their products and services effectively to find new customers?

Also, let’s remember Scotland doesn’t operate in a vacuum. Life sciences is a global sector, so what are the social, economic and geopolitical trends impacting on the industry – and where does Scotland fit in to that global picture? Where is the life sciences industry in Scotland especially strong and where should it focus its energies?

This event will hear from high-quality industry leaders about the positive progress made and from a range of experts  on what life sciences businesses need to do to move onto the next level. It is a conference for the whole life sciences community to find out where we are doing well, where more needs to be done and how that community can come together to make it happen.

This conference builds on the success of our 2017 event, bringing Scotland’s life sciences community together to make connections, discuss challenges and find solutions. Join the debate and become an ambassador to help shape the future of life sciences in Scotland – and move forward together to the £8 billion target.

Confirmed speakers include:

Catherine Calderwood, Chief Medical Officer for Scotland   

Dave Tudor, Vice-President, GSK

Dave Scott. Tepnel Pharma Services (Event Chair)


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