2024 Yorkshire Bio -Partnering

2024 Yorkshire Bio -Partnering

Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford
Tuesday 16th April 2024

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Join businesses and scientists in this one-of-a-kind in-person meeting showcasing the benefits of industry-academic collaboration and sharing of funding strategies from experts in the Yorkshire region.

The event will:
  • Highlight successful academic/clinical/industry partnerships through invited keynote speakers 
  • Promote the many types of funding and support available for innovation both in our region and UK-wide through a series of short presentations
  • Provide an excellent opportunity for informal networking
Companies and organisations that attended the last event: HGF Limited
SRG, Network Scientific, Biopharma Group,  Cresset, Sygnature Discovery Limited, Potter Clarkson LLP, Apis Assay Technologies Ltd.,  PinPoint Data Science, Clarion, FOx Biosystems, Hepworth Browne, The University of Sheffield, WHP Engineering Ltd, University of Huddersfield, Thornton & Ross, University of York, WuXi Apptec, British Business Bank, Cancer Research Horizons, Life Arc, AHSN Yorkshire, Innovate UK, LUNAC Therapeutics, NIHR CCF, Avacta Life Sciences, Leeds Enterprise Partnership/WY Combined Authority, MDC, University of Leeds, Keracol Ltd, University of Bradford, Labskin, Apconix, Network Scientific, Unilever, Haddletons, Avantor Sciences, Crystec Pharma, Avacta, Zyme Communications, MEDQP LTD, YSDS, MEDQP LTD, Tiro

Key Information

Date: Tuesday 16th April 2024

Venue: Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford 

In partnership with


  • 08:30 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibition

  • 09:10 Conference Opens

    Geoff Davison, CEO, Bionow

  • 09:15 Conference Welcome

    Liam Sutton, Director in Research & Innovation, University of Bradford

  • 09:25 Keynote

    Helen Oldham, Investment Partner, UK Business Angels Association

  • 09:50 Collaborative Research Funding & Support in the Region

    Dace Dimza Jones, Deputy Lead Life Science Northern Powerhouse DIT

    Tony Walker, Head of Hub, Northern Region ICURe

    Andy Taylor, Team Leader, Innovate UK Business Growth

  • 10:35 Coffee, Networking & Exhibition

  • 11:00 Collaborative Research Funding & Support in the Region - Part 2

    Pilar Rubio, Principal Healthtech, Investor Ladder

    Jason Jones, Commercial Manager - Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Bradford

    Nikki Hill, Research Innovation and Knowledge Exchange Manager, University of Huddersfield

    Paul Thorning, Innovation Director, University of Bradford

  • 12:00 Lunch

  • 13:30 Keynote

    Professor Helen Philipou, CEO, ClotProtect

  • 14:00 AI Applications in Healthcare

    Krzyzstof Poterlowicz, Professor & Director of the High Performance Computing Centre University of Bradford

    Nigel Sansom, Chairman, PinPoint Data Science

    Damian Bond, CTO, Carmen Diagnostic Technologies

  • 15:15 Sustainability in BioScience

    Rabih El Fadel, CEO, Phyla Earth

    Keith Wade, Director, Origin Pharma

    Jacobo Elies Gomez, Air Pollution and Public Health Research Network, University of Bradford

Gold Exhibitors


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



Bus Routes: 680/635 / 643


Train stations

Bradford Interchange 2.7 miles


Leeds Bradford airport 10.1 miles

Manchester Airport 48.9 miles


Extensive car park with up to 300 spaces.
Booking your parking has never been easier, you can reserve your spot before you arrive through the website HERE or ask your friendly Guest Host for details.

Bradford, Sat nav postcode: BD5 8HW

Car: from J3 M606 0.2 miles, from J26 M62 3.4 miles