School of Biological Sciences - BBSRC Knowedge Exchange Workshop

  • When:  Thursday 25 October 2012
  • Time:  1 - 5 pm
  • Location:  Darwin Building, Rm 712, Kings Buildings

This Knowledge Exchange Workshop, supported by the BBSRC, is intended to showcase the sorts of funds that are available to support commercialisation.  It will have presentations from PI’s who have been successful in obtaining funds to support industry interactions and an insight  from some companies who have participated in these schemes too.

1:00 1:15 Introduction to the Knowledge Exchange support at UoE
Dr Sonja Vujovic, Business Development, Roslin Institute &
Dr Shona Cunningham, Business Development, School of Biological Sciences

1:15 1:45 BBSRC Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation Unit
Dr Phillip Tait, Innovation Manager
Dr Faith Smith Innovation Manager

1:45 2:10 Successes with LINK & CASE Awards
Professor David Burt: Chair of Comparative Genomics, Dept. Genomics and GeneticsThe Roslin Institute and Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

2:10 2:35 The benefits of Follow on Fund
Professor Tony Nash: Group Leader 
The Roslin Institute and Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

2:35 3:00 Experiences of an Industrial Partnership Award with Intervet
Professor Keith Matthews
Professor of Parasite Biology, Institute of Immunology & Infection Research

3:00 – 3:30 Coffee Break

3:30 3:50 Commercial impact of collaborative genetic research in disease resistance
Dr Alan Tinch: Director of Genetics at Landcatch: A Hendrix Genetics Company

3:50 4:10 Bioscience KTN – How they can help with collaboration
Person TBD: Bioscience KTN

4:10 4:30 Writing pathways to Impact
Carolyn Brock: Impact Manager, University of Edinburgh

4:30 5:00 Network Opportunity with Speakers – An opportunity to ask for support
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