Looking Back: Highlights from our 2017 Partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK

The BIA’s Charity of the Year for 2017 was Alzheimer’s Research UK, and we are proud to have supported them throughout the year. In this blog we take a quick look back at some of the highlights of our partnership.


  • We raised £44,188 - enough to pay for an entire Pilot Project to test innovative new ideas in dementia research
Official launch of the BIA-ARUK partnership at the BIA Gala Dinner, January 2017

Official launch of the BIA-ARUK partnership at the BIA Gala Dinner, January 2017


  • We helped to boost knowledge about dementia research through a webinar on drug discovery for dementia
  • We shared knowledge and insights on key topics enabling ARUK to be agile and respond to developments and the implications through the dementia lens
  • We invited ARUK to present at the UK Bioscience Forum and the BIA/MHRA conference, enabling them to show the role of charities in bridging the gap between academia and industry and also furthering discussions about access to treatments and dementia research


ARUK showcase their work on using virtual reality to gather data on dementia at the UK Bioscience Forum organised by the BIA, October 2017


  • We included ARUK at BIA Parliament Day, helping them to speak to government officials about Brexit, the Industrial Strategy and Budget Impact Test


Representatives from ARUK attend the BIA’s Parliament Day, July 2017


It has been a pleasure to support Alzheimer’s Research UK through our partnership in their mission to bring about the first-life changing treatment for dementia. We wish them every success in the future and we look forward to working with them further. 

The BIA’s Charity of the Year for 2018 is Parkinson’s UK, the largest charity funder of Parkinson's research in Europe.