LIFE SCIENCES IN SCOTLAND: MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER – TO 2025 AND BEYOND

Scotland’s life sciences strategy has mapped out a pathway to create an £8 billion turnover industry by 2025, based on innovation, quality and collaboration. This significant industry conference will examine what progress has been made towards that ambitious target. Will the refreshed skills strategy help to deliver the constant stream of talent needed by a growing sector, and how is positive collaboration with the NHS opening up new markets for life sciences businesses large and small?

What issues are keeping those small businesses awake at night? Where do they find the right people – and the funding – to grow? Is sufficient finance available for innovative companies looking to scale up dramatically? How can they get into export markets – and more generally, how can they market their products and services effectively to find new customers?

Also, let’s remember Scotland doesn’t operate in a vacuum. Life sciences is a global sector, so what are the social, economic and geopolitical trends impacting on the industry – and where does Scotland fit in to that global picture? Where is the life sciences industry in Scotland especially strong and where should it focus its energies?

This event will hear from high-quality industry leaders about the positive progress made and from a range of experts on what life sciences businesses need to do to move onto the next level. It is a conference for the whole life sciences community to find out where we are doing well, where more needs to be done and how that community can come together to make it happen.

This conference builds on the success of the 2017 event, bringing Scotland’s life sciences community together to make connections, discuss challenges and find solutions.

Join the debate to help shape the future of life sciences in Scotland – by moving forward together to the £8 billion target.

Confirmed speakers include:

Catherine Calderwood
Chief Medical Officer for Scotland

Dave Tudor
Vice-President, GSK

David Scott
Senior Director, Tepnel Pharma Services

About the event
This conference builds on the success of the 2017 event, bringing Scotland’s life sciences community together to make connections, discuss challenges and find solutions.

Be part of the conversation to help shape the future of life sciences in Scotland. Key themes that will be discussed include:

What progress has been made towards the £8 billion turnover target by 2025?
How does the investment climate look for life sciences in Scotland?
What are the potential implications of Brexit on life sciences in Scotland?
What is the UK and global context?
Are we rising to the challenge of delivering the skilled people we need?

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