4 Scottish life sciences events over the next 6 months to help grow your business

October 30:  ONE Life Sciences network event, Aberdeen

This event is free to attend and is part of a series of quarterly network meetings hosted by Opportunity North East.  This particular event will focus on how life sciences enterprises can increase their presence in the market, raise their profile and communicate success.   The speakers are Dr Caroline Barelle, CEO of Aberdeen-based biologics developer Elasmogen, and Alix Mackay, a Glasgow-based specialist in life sciences and healthcare marketing.

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November 12:  Life Sciences in Scotland Conference, Glasgow

This is arguably the biggest conference in Scotland for the Life Sciences sector.  With a healthy mix of policy, strategy and practical skills sessions, the agenda has been designed with Scottish life sciences SMEs front of mind.  Delegates will get to hear what the global trends are in life sciences and the priorities for the sector at a national level.  We’ll also see models of best practice for collaborating better with the NHS, engaging with academia and leading high growth enterprises.  The parallel sessions in the afternoon will provide practical guidance and training on essential life science business skills including marketing, investment and intellectual property. You can get a taster for these sessions by visiting the Scotsman Conferences blogs.

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January 30-31th 2019:  Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre Annual Conference, Glasgow

The IBioIC conference goes from strength to strength and is now the largest European conference of its kind attracting over 450 biobased professionals and academics.  A unique opportunity for policy makers, academics, industry scientists and business leaders to mix, it’s the ultimate reflection of the partnerships and cutting edge science that IBioIC facilitates.  Delegates get to hear the latest on policy development, government lobbying and models of best practice as well as hearing about specific technologies from IBioIC members.  They also have the well-organised networking sessions where you can proactively approach people in advance of the conference and meet up in a professional space dedicated to networking meetings.

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February 28th 2019:  Scotland’s Life Science Dinners and Awards

This really is the biggest event of the life sciences calendar with around 700 people attending each year.  Sometimes, the opportunity to celebrate, be inspired by others and meet new, likeminded people is exactly what a business and its leaders need – and this is it.  The evening is packed with keynote presentations, awards that highlight Scotland’s strengths in life sciences and the opportunity to meet with colleagues on a more human level.  Last year, Life Sciences Scotland and the BIA hosted a free Investment and Funding masterclass during the day prior to the awards so look out for something similar in 2019 to get even more return on attending the event.

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