Manchester Science Partnerships announced as sponsor of Business of Science event

27th April 2016

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The UK’s largest science and technology park operator, Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP), has been revealed as sponsor of the inaugural Business of Science Conference which takes place in Manchester on 19th May.

Staged as part of a programme of events to celebrate Manchester’s status as European City of Science, the Conference will highlight how the development and commercialisation of science is driving growth across the whole of the North.

MSP, which operates five sites across the North West for scientists, innovators and entrepreneurs, including Alderley Park, supports the growth of innovative science and technology businesses as well as other key sectors including life sciences, industrial technology, advanced engineering and digital and creative.

Rowena Burns, Chief Executive of Manchester Science Partnerships, said: “We’re delighted to sponsor the Business of Science Conference. The industry is one of the fastest growing sectors within the UK and it is crucial that we, as a city, play a pivotal role in supporting the creation and growth of knowledge driven science and technology businesses.”

“At MSP, we are dedicated to supporting our growing community of scientists, innovators, investors and entrepreneurs, and believe that continued investment into the development of such businesses will reinforce our determination that collectively as a region we can create an industry base here in Manchester which is of global standing.”

Steve Bennett, managing director of Science North Limited, the organiser and host of the event, said: “Manchester Science Partnerships is at the forefront of connecting great ideas in science and technology and their support for this conference programme underlines their commitment to the North’s science sector.”

Director of MSP’s BioHub incubator at Alderley Park, Ned Wakeman, will join 20 guest speakers including: Dame Nancy Rothwell, president and vice-chancellor at the University of Manchester, Sir Howard Bernstein, chief executive of Manchester City Council and Neil Murray, founder and CEO of RedX Pharma.

Held at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, the Conference will explore the development and commercialisation of great science. With other speakers including senior figures from PZ Cussons, Siemens UK and the National Graphene Institute, delegates will hear first-hand how businesses succeed in science.

Event supporters include Active Profile, TransitionPlus, Wakelet, Cindr, Fatsoma and WolfeLive.

Visit http://www.sciencenorth.co.uk/ for more details.