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Accelerating your business through collaborations with Universities and Science Parks - EuroScience Open Forum

Date: 26th July 2016
Location: Manchester Central, Windmill St, Manchester M2 3GX
Time: 8:30am - 9:30am
Theme: Innovation

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Business Growth Hub workshop: Accelerating your business through collaborations with Universities

08:30am - 09:30am

As part of Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF), the Hub are running a workshop to demonstrate how developing a strong working relationship with a University or research organisation can produce positive outcomes for not only product or service innovation, but also for the broader development of innovation know how in a business, to help to accelerate growth.

This session will use case studies and live discussion with University representatives and a local business to outline the benefits of collaboration, what to expect from entering into this relationship and what benefits both businesses and Universities will be seeking. 

Your personal invite

Business Growth Hub would like to offer you a personal invite to attend this workshop which takes place at The EuroScience Open Forum on 26 July. This invitation comes with complimentary entrance to the ESOF Exhibition area valued at £75.

Euroscience Open Forum

From 24 – 27 July 2016 Europe’s largest science conference dedicated to scientific research, The EuroScience Open Forum, comes to the UK for the first time and will be held at Manchester Central.

ESOF provides a unique opportunity for the scientific community from around the globe to engage with one another, explore the latest thinking and debate new discoveries. It is expected that the event will bring together more than 4,500 leading minds from innovators, researchers, academics policy makers, journalists and educators from over 90 countries. 

The Euroscience Open Forum explores a diverse range of key industry sectors for Manchester, the UK as a whole and industries for which future breakthroughs in science and technology will have major impact.

There will be many key note speakers featured throughout the conference. A full list of the speakers can be found here

Please be aware that this invitation is only valid once you have confirmed your booking, and is for one place. Due to the monetary value of the ticket please make sure that you are able to attend before confirming your place. If you would like to attend the full conference you can upgrade to a day delegate pass - further information can be provided on confirmation.


08:30am  Welcome, Chris Greenhalgh, Head of Innovation and Programme Development, Business Growth Hub

08:35am  Identifying the 'right' research partner and exploiting and commercialising innovation, Joe Flanagan, Consultancy Manager, Research and Innovation, The University of Salford

08:55am  Case Study: Impact of University reserch project, Andy Baker, CEO, Smartlifeinc

09:15am  Accessing BGH support for your innovation project, Chris Greenhalgh, Business Growth Hub 

09:30am  End of Session 

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