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. 

In 2018 we had the following investors attending the conference:-
Bamburgh Capital, Calculus Capital, YFM, IP Group, North West Business Angels, WGN, Innovate UK, Apposite Capital, Arix Bioscience, Deepbridge Capital, Dynasty Bio, Mercia Fund Managers, Epidarex Capital, Equity Gap, EV Group, GHO Capital Partners, GSK, Bioscience Managers, Kreos Capital, Angels in Medcity, London Stock Exchange, Midven, LifeArc, MTI Ventures, N+1 Singer, New Wave Ventures, Northland Capital Partners, NorthStar Ventures, Parkwalk Advisors, Peel Hunt, Ruffena Capital, Scottish Development International, Silicon Valley Bank, Spark Impact, SV Life Sciences, Syndicate Room, Steris, Torreya, Up, WG Partners, Acceleris Capital, Alderley Park Ventures, Catapult Ventures, Mercia Technologies, Longwall Ventures, Dementia Discovery Fund, Pfizer LLC.

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

Download the application form HERE >

All applications must be submitted by Friday 13th September and companies selected to present to the panel of investors must be available to attend the conference and present a company overview, request and need for funding in an 8 minute 'Pitch'.

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 / Steven Cobb, Directors, Pepmotec - Durham University

  • 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

    Shortlisted Companies will be announced shortly 

  • Lunch, Networking & Partnering Meetings

  • Investor Insights

    Ian Campbell, Interim Executive Chair, Innovate UK

  • Health Tech & Digital Health Track

    Natalio Krasnogor, Computing Science, Portabolomics
    Stuart Hendry, Chief Executive Officer, Rinicare
    Jane Theaker, Chief Executive Officer, Kinomica

  • Corporate Venturing

    Tim Luker, Senior Director External Innovation, Lily Corporate Venturing
    Alfredo Ramos, Managing Director of Enterprises, CPI Corporate Venturing

  • Results of Pitching Competition

    Gareth King, Life Science Partner, Catapult Ventures

  • Close of Conference / Coffee & Networking


Member Delegate Pass

  • £145 + VAT

Premium Member Delegate Pass

  • £115 + VAT

Non-Member Delegate Pass

  • £250 + VAT

Premium Member Gold Exhibitor Package

  • £350 + VAT

Member Gold Exhibitor Package

  • £395 + VAT

Non-Member Gold Exhibitor Package

  • £495 + VAT

Non-Member Silver Exhibitor Package

  • £425 + VAT

Member Silver Exhibitor Package

  • £325 + VAT

Premium Member Silver Exhibitor Package

  • £295 + VAT

Non-Member Delegate Pass / Investor Dinner

  • £300 + VAT

Member Delegate Pass / Investor Dinner

  • £195 + VAT

Premium Member Delegate Pass / Investor Dinner

  • £165 + VAT

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