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North West New Golden Triangle Breakfast 2018

  • Alderley Park Conference Centre (map)

In 2017, key partners in the developing Cheshire Science Corridor outlined their vision to create a “new golden triangle” in the North West linking the science, technology and innovation assets of Cheshire, Manchester and Liverpool. The area encompasses the Knowledge Quarter in Liverpool, the Cheshire Science Corridor and the Oxford Road Corridor in Manchester creating an even more compelling case for businesses and investors. Add to this the arrival of HS2 into Crewe by 2027 and the region has real scope to rival the South’s existing science and tech Golden Triangle between London, Oxford and Cambridge.

Insider’s New Golden Triangle breakfast event, which is free to attend, will hear from key stakeholders in the region and how they are planning to sell the region on a global stage to international businesses and investors. We will assess how the industries and businesses that call it home have become exemplars and how they continue to shape its economic identity and sector expertise.

Speakers

  • Chris Doherty, managing director, Alderley Park
  • Peter Simpson, chief scientific officer, Medicines Discovery Catapult
  • Tiffany Thorn, chief executive, BiVictriX Therapeutics
  • John Adlen, growth director, Cheshire & Warrington LEP
  • Colin Sinclair, chief executive, Knowledge Quarter Liverpool

Topics for debate include:

  • The advent of “superclusters” in Manchester, Liverpool and Cheshire Science Corridor: what are the dominant sectors and what’s next for them?

  • Selling the region on a global stage to international businesses and investors
  • Role of the universities in promoting collaboration and encouraging startups
  • Commercialising research – the challenges and opportunities
  • Funding gaps: is there sufficient funding for the region’s businesses?

Timings

7:30am - Registration
8:00am - Panel
9:15am - Approximate close


Guests are invited to remain behind after the formal close for coffee and networking

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