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16 May 2022 - 20 May 2022
Oxford, Alderley Park, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Inward AMR Innovation Mission to the UK 2022

Welcome to the

Inward AMR Innovation Mission to the UK 2022

Curb Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) by boosting collaboration through new partnerships and joint innovation, growing your organisation.

The Inward Mission to the UK will take place from 16 – 20 May 2022 at three key AMR hotspots of Oxford, Alderley Park and Edinburgh. UK participants can register on just one or all of these event dates.

The programme offers a thematic approach, each with a keynote presentation from Thematic Champions (speakers and topics are subject to change)

STFC, Harwell, Oxford - Monday 16 May 2022

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  • Welcome by Dr Peter Dirken, Innovate UK
  • Introduction from Prof Dame Sally Davies, UK Special Envoy on Antimicrobial Resistance (video)
  • Catalysing Global AMR R&D - Dr Lesley Ogilvie, Global AMR R&D Hub, Berlin (video)
  • Keynote Presentation: Chances and Innovation Challenges for Vaccines to Curb Global AMR - Prof Calman MacLennan, Director BactiVac, Senior Program Officer Jenner Institute, Professor Vaccine Immunology University of Birmingham and Consultant Immunology, Oxford University Hospitals
  • The COVID Moonshot Project – Prof Frank von Delft: Professor for Structural Chemical Biology at the University of Oxford, as well as Principal Beamline Scientist of I04-1/XChem at Diamond Light Source; and visiting professor at the University of Johannesburg
  • Collaborating to Drive Promising Antibacterial Programs Towards the Clinic – Dr Alastair Parkes, Evotec
  • Preclinical Development of Assets Targeted at Infection Prevention and how Collaboration Can Accelerate Progress into the Clinic - Dr Daniel Hynes; Destiny Pharma plc
  • Innovative evaluation and purchasing models - Prof. Colm Leonard- Consultant Clinical Adviser & NICE Caldicott Guardian, Centre for Health Technology NICE (video)
  • Q&A and Panel Discussion “International AMR collaboration opportunities and barriers” - led by Dr Peter Dirken
  • Tour of Diamond Light Source and The Rosalind Franklin Institute
  • 1:1 Pre-arranged Matchmaking Meetings and Networking

Alderley Park, Macclesfield - Wednesday 18 May 2022

  • Welcome by Dr Peter Dirken, Innovate UK
  • Introduction to Alderley Park - Anastassia Bolotkova
  • Introduction from Prof Dame Sally Davies, UK Special Envoy on Antimicrobial Resistance (video)
  • Catalysing Global AMR R&D - Dr Lesley Ogilvie, Global AMR R&D Hub, Berlin (video)
  • Keynote Presentation: Innovative New Anti-infectives, Diagnostics, and Preventative Products - Prof Janet Hemingway, iiCON Director and Professor of Tropical Medicine at LSTM
  • Working Together to Combat AMR - Pia Thommes, Evotec
  • Busting Barriers and Boosting Innovation in AMR - Beverley Isherwood, Medicines Discovery Catapult
  • Improving Patient Outcomes through Collaboration with NHS Partners - Tim Felton, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
  • A Pipeline of Innovative Drugs to Address the Global Threat from AMR - Dr Peter Jackson, Infex Therapeutics
  • Q&A and Panel Discussion led by Mark Wigglesworth, MDC, Lighthouse Labs
  • Tour of Alderley Park
  • 1:1 Pre-arranged Matchmaking Meetings and Networking

Edinburgh Biosciences Cluster, The Carlton Hotel Edinburgh, Friday 20 May 2022

  • Welcome by Dr Phil Packer, Innovate UK
  • Introduction from Prof Dame Sally Davies, UK Special Envoy on Antimicrobial Resistance (video)
  • Catalysing Global AMR R&D - Dr Lesley Ogilvie, Global AMR R&D Hub, Berlin (video)
  • Keynote Presentation: Diagnostics Innovation in the Context of Targeted and Effective Antibiotic Therapy - Prof Till Bachman, Professor of Molecular Diagnostics and Infection, The University of Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh AMR Forum: Connecting and Communicating Excellence in Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Translation in Edinburgh - Dr Hilary Snaith, Edinburgh Infectious Disease EID, University of Edinburgh
  • Innovative evaluation and purchasing models - Prof. Colm Leonard- Consultant Clinical Adviser & NICE Caldicott Guardian, Centre for Health Technology NICE (video)
  • Opportunities & Barriers to SMEs Developing Antimicrobial Therapy Candidates - Dr Deborah O'Neill, CEO Novabiotics Ltd
  • Taking Testing to the People: Challenges in Developing an AST for Point of Care Use - Dr Ewan Chirnside, Director of Research Collaborations, ODx Innovations
  • Q&A and Panel Discussion “Challenges and Opportunities of commercialising novel Antimicrobials”
  • 1:1 Pre-arranged Matchmaking Meetings and Networking

Further details of the daily programmes can be found on the AMR Insights website. Please note, this information also covers arrangements for non-UK participants such as accommodation and travel between venues, not automatically available to UK participants.

All topics covered contribute to the global fight against AMR!

    Each event will consist of industry and funding presentations, tour of venue facilities and opportunity for 1:1 matchmaking meetings to develop new partnerships and leads both in the UK and internationally. They will bring together experts from across the world, big pharma, SMEs, academics, governments and more (including buyers and suppliers). This is a unique opportunity to find out more about the UK ecosystem, challenges and opportunities, and generate new business contacts and contracts in the UK and internationally.

    Delegates will have the ability to arrange 1:1 meetings with other attendees with who you think you can collaborate. Meetings will take place in a dedicated area and will be arranged in advance by means of this website.

    Please also visit our Inward AMR Innovation Mission to the UK website.

    International participants

    • Non-UK participants have undergone a separate, detailed application process
    • Following large interest, applicants were selected from 36 organisations with the strongest potential to partner with UK organisations
    • A further selection process is being made to welcome the most appropriate 25 organisations on this mission

    Topics addressed

    • Learn the AMR ecosystem in the UK
    • Get to know other delegates in the UK, EU and the rest of the world
    • Discover opportunities to collaborate along the value chain
    • Get business and funding insights in the diagnostics, antimicrobials and preventives markets
    • Have carefully selected 1:1 partnering sessions
    • Extend your global networks in AMR

    Why participate?

    • Know your market - hear from a range of industry experts, businesses and funders on where the market and insight gaps are
    • Get funding insight - hear what competitions are open, what they are looking for and how to put together a great application
    • Develop strategic partnerships - look at who else is participating and invite them to 1:1 meetings

    How can you benefit from this event?

    • Initiate and arrange promising pre-scheduled 1:1 meetings
    • Generate fresh leads and meet new contacts in a time and cost-efficient way
    • Grow your international presence

    The Top 5 objectives to make your attendance a success:

    • Attend presentations covering the latest on the UK’s ecosystem
    • Discover new products & services
    • Prepare purchases or projects
    • Meet new stakeholders and partners, both UK and international
    • Get information about the latest trends

    Selection process

    • Following registration a selection process will be made to ensure organisations will meet the criteria of being able to form UK and international partnerships to add economic growth to the UK
    • We can only accept one participant per organisation
    • Innovate UK is committed to improving the diversity of who we support. As such, we welcome applications from under-represented groups
    Closed since 18 May 2022
    Oxford, Alderley Park, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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    Participants 89
    Meetings 166
    Finland 2
    Ghana 1
    India 2
    Ireland 1
    Italy 1
    South Korea 1
    Netherlands 3
    Pakistan 1
    Poland 1
    South Africa 1
    Spain 3
    Turkey 1
    United Kingdom 84
    United States 3
    Total 105
    University 17
    Laboratory 5
    Consultancy 4
    Technology developer 7
    Vaccine development/manufacturing 3
    Diagnostic developer 11
    Government/public sector 17
    Antimicrobial developer 14
    Preventatives developer 2
    Biomanufacturer 1
    Biopharmaceutical developer/manufacturer 2
    Medical device developer/manufacturer 1
    Biotechnology 7
    Clinical Research Organisation 2
    Other 12
    Total 105
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