Start-up Science: Entrepreneurship in Science (+ Local IMAGINE IF! Finals)

Tuesday, February 26th 2019

Lecture Theatre G.35, MMU Business School

17:30 – 20:30 (GMT)

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In order to continue our work towards stimulating transformation and development worldwide, the Innovation Forum Manchester invites you to: 'Start-up Science: Entrepreneurship in Science' on 26th February at 6 pm local time in the Manchester Oxford Road corridor (location tbc). 

There you will have the opportunity to meet successful business and science professionals who will share their experience and exclusive tips on how to start and accelerate YOUR OWN business.

Moreover, on the day you will witness live pitches from the IMAGINE IF! Accelerator programme and see how experienced judges will select the IMAGINE IF! Accelerator 2018-19 North-West winner.

The dialogue between science and business is not always as smooth as we would like it to be, it’s rather complicated and on some occasions even impossible. The difference in culture between the two fields often means that there is a lot of misunderstanding or a difference in expectations on either side. (Euroscientist, 2016) However, the increasing need for businesses to adapt and change in this fast-paced world does not leave them a way to look for possible connections with academia and their innovative solutions. Recent statistics on the market value and growth of the global life sciences industry show that one of the most important industries where industrial growth exist are biotechnology, medical technology and pharmacy, with the growth rates of 9.6%, 2.6% and 2.4% respectively (Deloitte, 2014). These numbers prove that possible innovation and growth can only exist by bringing academia and business together.

This is why the Innovation Forum’s main goal is to close the gap and become a bridge between the core and most powerful fields. Our constant communication and network can help many to fulfill their dreams. Moreover, being based in the North West of England – Manchester, a city that has the fastest economic and demographic growth of all the cities outside London and is ranked as the best city to start a business in the UK outside of the capital we welcome the worldwide change and ground-breaking ideas!

Our start-ups include:

  • CardioSpot – a medical diagnostics start-up, designing and implementing novel salivary biomarkers for rapid and cost-effective detection of heart failure.  Aiming to improve the rate and speed of diagnosis, reducing NHS spending.
  • SuspSenseTM – have developed a suspended graphene-based array sensor for gas/VOCs and biosensor applications.
  • IsoMach – their company will develop designer yeasts with added-in novel high quality, machine-learning-driven P450s that could remove the bottlenecks in isoprenoid research.
  • AEH Innovative Hydrogel Ltd – their company will develop smart dressings for wound care.
  • ATCAE – a biotech company with expertise in yeast. The team developed a
    genetical engineer strain of yeast that produces a valuable enzyme for the feed industry. 
  • SciTech Research LTD – All in One Place.
  • Algacine – Oral medicines from edible algae, to prevent and treat disease, promote holistic good health, and provide worldwide access to affordable medicines.

Don’t miss out such a great opportunity, register and become a part of the event that is going to change the way you think about business and science.

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