Mini model of the Kelpies at a Scotland stand within a trade show

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We can support you in the creation of bespoke ‘beyond conference’ networking events and exhibitions aimed at fostering business and partnership opportunities between local industry and delegates.

A recent example of this was the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bio-economy Conference.  These activities included:

  • ‘Pitchfest’ – a Dragon’s Den style event where people were encouraged to pitch their new bio ideas to a panel of experts aimed at showcasing local ambition and knowledge. It was won by Scottish SME, 3f bio;
  • BioStep’s ‘Bio-economy Apartment’ – an innovative exhibition set up within the Glasgow Science Centre encouraging young people to consider a career in biotechnology;
  • The hosting of the mini Kelpies to showcase Scotland’s strong engineering heritage;
  • IBioIC’s involvement in Explorathon – a Scotland-wide initiative, held over one evening, for university researchers to showcase their research to a public audience.
Scotland’s industrial biotechnology sector, although relatively small at present, is one with great ambition and growth targets in the coming years.

We were delighted to host EFIB 2016 in Glasgow and to use it as a platform to showcase our industry’s collective ambition. We did this during the meeting and through the curation of unique events and activities, supported by Glasgow Convention Bureau, which extended our reach ‘beyond the conference’ to capture the attention of Europe’s industry leaders.

These worked exceptionally well and have put Scotland on the IB map as a place for inward investment – we’re delighted to be following up on a number of leads as a result.

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