2019 BioCap Conference

2019 BioCap Conference

Alderley Park Conference Centre
Thursday 3rd October


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.

We are delighted to have Allan Marchington, Partner at Bridge Valley Ventures and Ian Campbell, Interim Executive Chair for Innovate UK delivering the Keynote Addresses at the Conference.

As part of the conference, we will continue to host the popular 'Company Pitching' competition. Further details including the application form can be found below. 

We have the following investors attending the conference:-
Amadeus Capital Partners, Apposite Capital, Bamburgh Capital, BGF Ventures, Brightstar Partners, Deepbridge Capital, Downing, Epidarex Capital, Equity Gap, EV Group, Foresight Group, GHO Capital Partners, GSK, Ignite Capital Partners, Innovate UK, IP Group, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Mercia Fund Managers, Midven, Maven, MTI Ventures, NCL Technology Ventures, New Wave Ventures, SP Angel, NorthStar Ventures, Parkwalk Advisors, Peel Hunt, Perscitus, Rickett Mitchell, Scottish Development International, Shore Capital, Silicon Valley Bank, Spark Impact, SV life Sciences, Torreya, Ventac Partners, Warwick Ventures, WGN, Acceleris Capital, Premier Corporate Finance, Pelikan Projects, Tecrea, NeuroCentrx, Catapult Ventures, Bridge Valley Ventures, Lily Corporate Venturing, CPI Corporate Venturing, Independent Investors.

Investment Dinner

Taking place on the evening of Wednesday 2nd October, the Investor Dinner provides an opportunity to build valuable connections ahead of the BioCap Conference. Join Bionow, investors and companies seeking investment for an evening of drinks and an informal dinner.

Communications Workshop: Telling, Selling and Propelling your Story
Whether you are fundraising or selling a product or service, in the highly competitive and crowded world of life sciences, it is so important to differentiate yourself and make your messaging memorable.
Ahead of the BioCap Conference this workshop, we will talk about how you can communicate your science, strategy and services across multiple formats from technical articles to tweets. Throughout the session, we will focus on your target audience and the key messages you need to get across to get their buy in.

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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.

The Call for PItches Competition has now Closed


Conference Agenda

  • Coffee & Registration

  • Welcome

    Geoff Davison, CEO, Bionow

  • Investor Insights

    Allan Marchington, Partner, Bridge Valley Ventures

  • Start-Up / Pre-Start Zone - What's Coming Next From Our Universities?

    Peter Foster, Chief Technology Officer, Nidor Diagnostics - University of Liverpool
    Heather Allinson, Director, Pepmotec - Durham University
    Joely Irlam, Founder, ManTRa Diagnostics - University of Manchester
    Richard Littlehales, Chief Executive Officer, SARgard - Bradford University
    Aigars Vitolins, Chief Executive Officer, VeritaCell - University of Huddersfield

  • Company Investment Journeys

    Simon Bryson, Co-Founder / Chief Executive Officer, Proveca
    John Ridden, Chief Executive Officer, Blueberry Therapeutics
    Andrew Tasker, Chief Executive Officer, Femeda

  • Coffee, Networking & Partnering Meetings

  • Company 'Pitches' Competition

    Antoine Espinet, Chief Executive Officer, MicrofluidX Ltd
    Bill Shepherd, Chief Executive Officer, Intogral Ltd
    Jerzy Kozyra, Director, Nanovery Ltd
    Chris Wardhaugh, Chief Executive Officer, Natantis
    Dom Raban, Chief Executive Officer / Founder, Xploro Health
    Rory Cameron, Chief Executive Officer, Gendius Ltd
    Christopher Bullock, Managing Director / Founder, QV Bioelectronics
    Rory Wilding, Director, Onkolyze

  • Lunch, Networking & Partnering Meetings

  • Investor Insights

    Ian Campbell, Interim Executive Chair, Innovate UK

  • Health Tech & Digital Health Track

    Stuart Hendry, Chief Executive Officer, Rinicare
    Jane Theaker, Chief Executive Officer, Kinomica
    Ajay Mistry, Chief Executive Officer, Oppilotech

  • Corporate Venturing

    Alfredo Ramos, Managing Director of Enterprises, CPI Enterprises
    Declan Jones, Vice President Scientific, Innovation, Neuroscience, Johnson & Johnson Innovation

  • Results of Pitching Competition

    Gareth King, Life Science Partner, Catapult Ventures

  • Close of Conference / Coffee & Networking


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

Exhibitor Packages

Gold Exhibitor Package  Silver Exhibitor Package
  • 3m x 2m exhibition space with table and two chairs
  • 3m x 2m exhibition space with table and two chairs
  • Two delegate passes
  • One delegate pass
  • Company logo on delegate list
  • Company logo on delegate list
  • Recognition as gold exhibitor via twitter / linked-in
  • Company promotional/marketing literature in delegate bag

To discuss any of the exhibitior packages please contact Helen Williams on 07714 168020 or at helen.williams@bionow.co.uk.



Alderley Park Conference Centre offers a truly unique and memorable setting where everything is taken care of. This state-of-the-art facility is ideal for events ranging from prestigious international conferences through to intimate board meetings.


Alderley Park Conference Centre
Alderley Park
Congleton Road
Nether Alderley
SK10 4TG