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Event: ESOF Science to Business programme

The biennial EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF), hosted by Manchester in July 2016, will deliver a three day Science to Business events programme to discuss cutting-edge science and technology in industry.

The biennial EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF), hosted by Manchester in July 2016, will deliver a three day Science to Business events programme to discuss cutting-edge science and technology in industry. 

ESOF is a biennial, pan-European science conference that brings together over 4,500 leading thinkers, innovators, policy makers and educators from more than 90 countries.

The conference aims to showcase the latest advances in science, promote dialogue on the role of science and technology in public policy, stimulate public and commercial interest and engage the European science community with global partners. 

The 2016 conference will be held at Manchester Central on 23-27 July. 

Science to Business

As part of the wider conference programme, a dedicated Science to Business events programme will run from 25-27 July. 

Seventeen events across the three day programme will enable delegates to hear from experts about cutting-edge science and its application to a range of business themes. 

Green business themes included in the programme include opportunities created by smart cities, using emerging and innovative materials and the sustainability of food chains, among others. 

‘Meaningful connections’

Announcing the programme at a briefing in London, ESOF 2016 champion and vice chancellor of the University of Manchester, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, said: “The Science to Business programme perfectly encapsulates the philosophy of ESOF as it offers potential for collaboration between science and industry.

“There are not many opportunities to gather people from such a wide range of backgrounds for mutual benefit. It’s incredibly exciting to think about what may result in the months and years that follow the conference.

Rothwell added that there will be ample opportunity for businesses to engage with experts at the conference.

“I have been delighted to see a real appetite for participation in ESOF from the business community so far; however, there are still opportunities for organisations to get involved, to raise their profile and to make meaningful connections.”