Our programme of Fringe Events sit alongside and complement our main conference programme. Fringe Events require separate registration, so don't forget to sign up for the events you want to attend, and use the conference app to customise your schedule so you can keep track of all your appointments! 

Fringe Events Programme

Biotech in Aquaculture

Tuesday 04/02/2020 13.00 - 14.00

This SAIC/ IBioIC joint workshop aims to bring together people from the British and European aquaculture industries, including the supply chain and those with a biotech background, to generate project ideas and collaborations. This event is by invitation only.


Next Generation Workforce - Pick Your Crew

Wednesday 05/02/2020 09:00 - 11:00

The first opportunity for organisations to meet our cohort of HND students who are preparing to enter the workforce.


Design of Experiments – Increase understanding, reduce resource

Wednesday 05/02/2020 - 09:00 - 10:55

This is an opportunity for members to find out how to apply statistical thinking to industrial problem solving. Harnessing the power of statistical design of experiments can give a real understanding of the parameters that influence experiments, which could lead to higher quality outputs, a faster route to market and reduce spend. The session will be a high level overview of the techniques and the CPD opportunities available to enable organisations to implement techniques in-house.


How to make the most of social media to achieve your goals

Wednesday 05/02/2020 - 09.30 - 10.30

Get top tips on how to create a successful social media strategy, create good social media content, and key trends in social media with the team from the multi-award winning PR company Perceptive Communicators.


Poster Presentations

Wednesday 05/02/2020 - 12.45 - 13.30

Interactive poster session giving you the opportunity to engage with the poster presenters from academia and industry. Come and ask questions to find out more about some of the research from UK industrial biotechnology students and industry.


Monitoring, controlling and optimizing bioprocesses with Molecular Spectroscopy

Wednesday 05/02/2020 13:00 - 14:00

Interactive seminar with Clairet Scientific Ltd, discussing the potential benefits (and costs) of monitoring, controlling and optimising bioprocesses with molecular spectroscopy. The range of technologies available and their relative strengths will be covered.  The presentation including case studies will be followed by an interactive session on cost/benefits, case studies and Q and A’s.


KTN’s KETBIO Roadshow: Boosting biotech – Bringing EU-funded research to the market

Wednesday 05/02/2020 15:30 - 17:30

Interested in learning more on how to commercialise biotech research? Then join the KETBIO roadshow event at IBioIC's Annual Conference in Glasgow on 5 February 2020.


Ayrshire's Blue Economy

Thursday 06/02/2020 13:30 - 15:00

The aim of this workshop is to help us understand the opportunity for Ayrshire that exists in the blue economy; where to prioritise; how to align with national activity; and shape our thinking going forward. This event is by invitation only.


Designing Better Formulations for IB

Thursday 06/02/2020 11.00 - 12.30

Proper design of formulated products can:
- Get your product to market more quickly;
- Give you more robust products and processes – reducing the risk of rejects and complaints;
- Reduce capital expenditure cost and risk;
- Achieve better scale-up;
- Reduce manufacturing and product/process development costs;
- Improve relationships with customers and suppliers;
- Help you design next generation products more effectively

This short interactive workshop hosted by iFormulate will give you a rapid introduction to good design principles for formulated products and will use an IB-based formulation as an example.

The workshop is free of charge but you must reserve a place in advance via the iFormulate website. Places are limited so please ensure you get the “Booking pending” email well as the confirmation email.