Anglo-Catalan relations: a united front on nanotech

IBEC has provided scientific support to the organisation of a Catalan/British meeting to help companies and research institutes from both countries identify new business opportunities in the field, which will take place next week. The Nanotechnology for Healthcare Forum, organised by Biocat and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI)/British Consulate General, will feature such talks as ‘Internationalising your Business via Expansion to the UK’ by Jon Mowles, life sciences expert at the UKTI, and ‘Nanotechnology for Healthcare in the UK’ by Mike Fisher of the Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN). From the Catalonia side, Josep Samitier, associate director of IBEC, will present his view on ‘Nanotechnology for Healthcare in Catalonia’.

The welcoming presentation of the meeting will be given by Carlos Lurigados, project director of Biocat’s Innovation Department, and will be attended by Andrew Gwatkin, the British Consul in Barcelona, ​​and Jessica Griffiths, the UKTI’s senior consultant in life sciences’ trade and investment in the region. Afterwards, nine companies and research groups will present their initiatives and projects in this area, and it is hoped that several international collaborations and alliances in business development and technology transfer will arise from the ensuing discussions and the opportunities for networking provided by the day.

The Nanotechnology for Healthcare Forum, which is organised within the framework of the IBEC-led BioNanoMedCat alliance and in collaboration with IBEC and Nano KTN, will take place on Tuesday 10th July in the PCB auditorium. If you’d like to attend, register free here before July 8th.

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