2020 BioCap Conference

2020 BioCap Conference

Digital Event
Wednesday 25th - Thursday 26th November


Looking to invest in innovative life science companies? Seeking investment for your business? BioCap is the conference to achieve this! 

The BioCap Conference provides a unique meeting place connecting life sciences businesses, researchers and investors. Join us in navigating the life sciences funding landscape and identifying the life science investment opportunities that will advance and support the success of your business. 

This not to be missed conference offers a great opportunity to further discuss future collaborations in one-to-one meetings. Helping businesses to realise their full potential, whatever your funding requirements are.

Investor Insight Presentations
We are delighted to have Florian Muellershausen, Managing Director at Novartis Venture Fund, Sinclair Dunlop, Managing Partner at Epidarex, Hakan Goker, Vice President - Healthcare at M Ventures and Gur Roshwalb, Managing Director at aMoon delivering the Investor Keynote Sessions.

2020 Attending Investors:
Albion Capital Group LLP, Amadeus Capital Partners, aMoon, Apposite Capital LLP, Bamburgh Capital, Bridge Valley Ventures, British Business Bank, Catapult Ventures, China Investors Club, CPI Corporate Venturing, Debiopharm International SA, Downing LLP, DSW Ventures, Eli Lilly, Epidarex, FMG Ventures, Hadean Ventures, Ignite Capital Partners, Inc., Inkef Capital, Innovate UK, JJDC, L&G, Legal and General, LifeArc, London Stock Exchange plc, Longwall Ventures, M Ventures BV, Maven Capital Partners, Meltwind Advisory,  Mercia Asset Management, MTI Partners, Newable Ventures, NorthInvest, Novartis Ventures, Optum Ventures, Oyster Venture Partners, Peel Hunt LLP, Perscitus LLP, Praetura Ventures, Saiga, SFC Capital, Shore Capital, SP Angel, Symmetrist, Independent Investors and Others to Follow..............

Call for Company Pitches Competition
Applications are invited from companies who are an established life science business and seeking or shortly starting to seek funding of £250k or above.

Successful companies will be given the opportunity to present your company overview, request and need for funding to a panel of investors in an 8 minute virtual “pitch”. 

The Call for Company Pitching Competition has now closed. We will announce the finalists shortly.

Communication for Investment Workshop
So, you’ve got a great idea for a new business…now you need to attract investment to make it happen. You’re passionate about pursuing your dream and you want the best for your new business.
But, the big question is…how do you make sure that you are communicating your ideas effectively to potential investors? Ahead of BioCap 2020 Onyx Health are asking SMEs in the health and life sciences sector to #ThinkBig, as part of our campaign to help businesses flourish into global brands.
Join our expert panel of investors, entrepreneurs and communicators as we discuss
  • What are investors looking for?
  • What’s the key to successful fundraising?
  • How do you craft a convincing storyline?

Conference Agenda

  • Virtual Reception Area Open

    This area will remain open throughout the day for delegates to drop in for a virtual coffee break and chat or if they have any questions relating to the conference.

  • Conference Welcome

    Geoff Davison, CEO, Bionow

  • Investor Insight

    Florian Muellershausen, Managing Director, Novartis Venture Fund

  • State of the Nation Panel

    Session Chair: Graham Bond, Head of Life Sciences, RSM UK
    Adam Barker, Healthcare Equity Research, Shore Capital
    Chris Golden, Director - Healthcare & Life Sciences, Peel Hunt
    Rebecca Todd, Investment Director, Longwall Venture Partners
    Tim Luker, Senior Director External Innovation, Eli Lilly
    Samana Brannigan, Innovation Lead and Investor Relations, Innovate UK

  • Pre-booked Partnering Meetings

  • Start Up / Pre-Start Zone - What's Coming Next from our Universities

    Session Chair: Simon Wallwork, Partner & Head of Corporate Commercial, Slater Heelis
    Jeremy Carter, CEO, VREvo (University of Manchester)
    Guy Reynolds, CEO, PhenUtest (University of Liverpool)
    Catrina Mullan, GlycoscoreDx (Newcastle University)
    Andy Whiting, Nevrargenics(Durham University)
    Bill Scott / Toby Clark, Scuba Tx (Newcastle University)

  • Company Journeys

    Session Chair: Simon Wallwork, Partner & Head of Corporate Commercial, Slater Heelis
    Ian Nicholson, CEO, F2G
    Helen Philippou, Founder, Lunac Therapeutics

  • Virtual Coffee Break

  • Fireside Chats with Martino Picardo

    John Stageman, Chairman, LifeArc and Bionow
    Sinclair Dunlop, Managing Partner, Epidarex Capital

  • Biotech & Beers Virtual Networking

  • Virtual Reception Area Open

    This area will remain open throughout the day for delegates to drop in for a virtual coffee break and chat or if they have any questions relating to the conference.

  • Conference Welcome

    Simon Bradbury, Partner, Appleyard Lees

  • Investor Insight

    Hakan Goker, Vice President, M Ventures

  • Company 'Pitches' Competition

    Head Judge: Emma Johnson, Associate, Catapult Ventures
    Tracy Weightman, Principal, Bridge Valley Ventures
    Ana Bernardo-Gancedo, Analyst, Amadeus Capital Partners
    Rebecca Todd, Investment Director, Longwall Venture Partners
    Tanel Ozdemir, Investment Associate, Albion VC

    Competition Finalists:

    • AEH Innovative Hydrogel - Beenish Siddique, Founder and CEO
    • CanSense - Adam Bryant, CEO
    • Erebagan - Douglas Roberts
    • Gendius - Rory Cameron, CEO
    • InfexTherapeutics - Peter Jackson, Executive Director
    • Lightox - Sam Whitehouse, CEO
    • Nanovery - Jerzy Kozyra, Founder
    • Phion Therapeutics - Helen McCarthy, Founder and CEO
    • Ubiquigent Limited - Jason Mundin, Managing Director
    • Veritacell - Arseniy Sergeyer, Co-founder

  • Pre-booked Partnering Meetings

  • Investor Insight

    Gur Roshwalb, Managing Director, aMoon

  • Focus on AI

    Session Chair: John Overington, Chief Informatics Officer, Medicines Discovery Catapult
    Al Dossetter, Managing Director, Medchemica
    Lee Harland, Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, SciBite
    Bill Shepherd, CEO, gliff.ai

  • Results of Company 'Pitches' Competition

    Emma Johnson, Associate, Catapult Ventures  

  • Conference Close



Registration will open shortly. For any further queries please contact info@bionow.co.uk

Showcase Companies


Company Showcase Packages

Pre-recorded company showcases will provide participants with the opportunity to introduce their company, promote and generate interest in specific products or services, attract potential partners and collaborations and most of all grow your network!

These digital exhibition packages have been introduced to provide additional benefit and value to delegates, who can create a captivating video presentation and increase engagement with fellow delegates.

Each Company Showcase Package will consist of:- 

  • 1 x Delegate Pass
  • Pre-recorded Company Showcase (3 minutes in length)
  • Showcase uploaded to Event Delegate Area Pre-conference and available Post-conference
  • News Article promoting the Conference and Company showcases with link to pre-recorded material to be circulated to the network and Bionow website / newsletter
  • Social Media Content as a Showcase Company in the run up to the Event
  • Logo on Event page on Bionow website

Please click HERE to view the Company Showcase Guidelines