How to remain competitive: digital and financial masterclasses - Scotland

  • 9.00, 28 Feb 19
  • Royal Society of Edingburgh
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Scottish Enterprise and the BIA invite you to a day of masterclasses and networking on 28 February 2019 at the Royal Society of Edinburgh (prior to the Scotland’s Life Sciences Dinner & Annual Awards 2019).

The workshops will focus on improving digital and financial strategies to increase business outputs and will feature speakers from key sources.  A networking lunch will be followed by an update from the BIA, providing an overview of the current climate for biotech in the UK, and issues affecting innovative life science organisations.

Note - contact data will be shared with both BIA and Scottish Enterprise.


Royal Society of Edinburgh

George Street






9.00    Registration and coffee/tea


Morning masterclass: Demystifying Digital in Manufacturing and Supply Chain

9.40      Demystifying Digital: Introduction

              John Arthur, GSK

              Scott Lawson, PWC


10.05   What Next, Visualising Data:

              Rob Innes and Michelle Waddle, Wyoming 


10.30   Automation

              Martin Welsh, Booth Welsh 


10.55   Comfort Break


11.05   Where and How to Start

              Jerome Finlayson, SMAS


11.30   Panel Question and Answer Session


12.30   Networking Lunch


14.00   BIA update

              Steve Bates, CEO, BIA


Afternoon masterclass: Growing you business from start-up to scale-up

14.15   How to successfully fundraise and grow your business

              Michael Roberts, Founder and CSO, Synpromics

              Claire Brown, Investment Director, BioCity


15.15   Closing remarks


15.30   Networking 


16.00   Close



Cost: Free for members and non-members



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