Leading science conference receives industry backing

Leading innovators and businesses have backed an industry event showcasing the importance of scientific discovery.

Internationally recognised science and innovation campus Sci-Tech Daresbury, the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and global consumer products group PZ Cussons are amongst new sponsors of the Business of Science Conference.

Returning sponsors already announced include BASF, Grant Thornton, Redx Pharma and the University of Bolton.

Commercial law firm Pannone Corporate and global designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists Arup have also pledged support for the conference, to be held in Manchester on May 18th at the Museum of Science and Industry.

The Skills and Growth Company, which supports business growth and skills development in the region, has also backed the event.

Steve Bennett, managing director of Science North Limited, said: “We’re delighted to build on the strength of the first conference and to receive such tremendous backing from industry yet again.

“The Business of Science Conference will see leading experts take to the stage to engage and inspire industry, showing the important link between scientific discovery and commercialisation.”

High-profile speakers include Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council, and Richard Carter, managing director UK and Ireland for BASF.

Early bird tickets priced at £75+VAT are available via the Business of Science Conference website until  Wednesday, January 18th. After this date, tickets will cost £95+VAT.

Event supporters include Active Profile, RARE Digital, WolfeLive, the Museum of Science and Industry, Wakelet, Fatsoma and TransitionPlus.

For more information on the event, visit

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