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    Beacon Event

    BEACON Conference 2017

    Wednesday, 24th May 2017 10:30 - 0:30

    Announcing the BEACON conference 2017 on 24th & 25th May at Venue Cymru, Llandudno.

    "Developing a Sustainable Bioeconomy for Wales: A Future Roadmap".

    This free event provides a great line up of speakers, company presentations, networking and a free evening conference dinner on the 24th.

    The award-winning BEACON Wales project works to develop biorefining technology and bio-based product manufacture – two key elements of the bioeconomy - and is a Welsh Government EU funded collaboration led by Aberystwyth University working with Bangor and Swansea Universities.

    BEACON helps clients invest in the right technologies to grow their businesses, demonstrating new bio-based processes and products at a commercially-relevant scale.

    BEACON is supporting the transition away from fossil resources by making the best use of biorenewable materials and unavoidable wastes and significantly de-risk the innovation process for anyone exploring a bio-based idea. By working collaboratively with industry in Research & Development, BEACON seeks to significantly speed up the commercialisation of new green processes and products from biomass, including: plants, algae, and wastes.

    BEACON is developing new green technologies that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and benefit the environment, and will also offer new opportunities to support economic activity and jobs, in both urban and rural Wales.

    Click here to see the event programme.

    Reserve your place here.

    Please email Carol Dery with any enquiries at cad22@aber.ac.uk

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    Biochar Workshop

    Wednesday, 23rd November 2016 9:30 - 16:00

    A FREE workshop on biochar hosted by BEACON

    Speakers include:

    Dr Simon Jeffrey, Harper Adams University

    Sion Brackenbury, Commons Vision Ltd

    Dr Bill Perkins, Aberystwyth University

    Dr John Corton, BEACON

    Damon Hammond, BEACON

    Christopher Nunn, BEACON

    Topics will include: Biochar applications to soils; Biochar for the remediation of contaminated mine water; BEACON pyrolysis capability; Pyrolysis in integrated systems; Issues in commercialising biochar; Life Cycle Analysis.

    Additional activities include: Miscanthus safari; visit to BEACON processing and pyrolysis facilities.

    Who could benefit from this workshop?

    • Anyone creating a fairly dry waste stream
    • Anyone interested in biochar as a soil additive
    • Anyone interested in biochar as a clean-up system / filter

     

    This workshop will enable you to appreciate:

    • The potential uses of biochar
    • The BEACON capability for biochar from bench scale to pilot scale
    • The benefits of collaborating with BEACON
    • The value of Life Cycle Analysis

     

    Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Free parking.

     

    Date: 23rd November 2016

    Time: 10 am - 4 pm (Registration from 9.30 am)

    Venue: Stapledon Suite, IBERS, Gogerddan, Aberystwyth University, Ceredigion, SY23 3EB

    Enquiries: Carol Dery (01970 621631)

    Further information

    Event programme

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    Where Next for Green Growth?

    Thursday, 05th March 2015 7:30 - 9:30

    You are invited to attend BEACON’s First Climate Awareness Breakfast


    Thursday 5th March 2015

    San Martino's, Mermiad Quay, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5BX


    Climate Week is Britain’s biggest climate change campaign inspiring a new wave of action to create a sustainable future. In celebration of Climate Awareness Week, BEACON will be holding a breakfast event in Cardiff Bay focusing on lifecycle analysis and sustainability.

    Speakers Including:

    • Dr Rob Elias, Director of Bio Composites Centre
    • Campbell Skinner, Lifecycle Analyst at BEACON
    • Chris Williams, Director of Innoture
    • Dr Ahmed Ali, Research Director at Compton Group

     

    Date:  5th March 2015
    Time: 08:15—09:30 (Registration from 7:30am)
    Enquiries: Kirstie Jones (01970) 823 156
    Venue: San Martino, Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5BX

    R.S.V.P:  Monday 2nd March 2015

    More Information

     

    To Register Click Here

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    BEACON 3rd Annual Conference 2015

    Wednesday, 25th March 2015 9:30 - 16:30

    You are invited to attend this FREE one day event

    Wednesday 25th March 2015

    Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

     

    Keynote Speaker: Julie Williams, Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales

    Speakers Include:

    • Quentin Clarke- Waitrose
    • Yvonne Armitage - KTN Network
    • Muyiwa Akintoye - Quorn / Marlow Foods
    • Ana Palanca - Aimplas
    • Robert Poyer - Natural Environmental UK
    • Tony Guile - Welsh Government
    • Kevin Stephens - BioExtractions Wales

     

    Recent years have been a significant time for biorefining in Wales. Having been identified as a key growth area and winning the Regio Stars award 2014, the BEACON project was launched to promote and facilitate collaboration between academia and industry, drive innovation, and support companies that bring biotechnology closer to industrialisation.

     

    Sessions Include:

    • Integrated Supply Chains
    • Natural Product Biotechnology
    • Funding Opportunities
    • Flash Presentations... from Delegates

     

    This FREE conference will appeal to industry professionals, start-up companies, SME’s and larger corporations, as well as academic scientists and researchers interested in biotechnology, waste valorisation and a low carbon economy. The event provides a unique environment for industry and academia to network, share knowledge and establish research collaborations.

    More Information

    Register Here

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    Enhanced Utilisation of Alcoholic Bevarage By-Products

    Thursday, 22nd January 2015 8:30 - 16:00

    A FREE Seminar hosted by BEACON

    Speakers Include:

    Keith Smyton, Head of Food Division - Welsh Government

    Bill Dobson, Head Brewer - SA Brains & Co

    Paul Corbett, Managing Director - Charles Faram: Hop Merchants

    Dr David Griggs, Technical Director - Crisp Malting

    Emerging themes across the alcoholic beverage industry in Wales include:

    • Management and recovery of byproducts from yeast, not just marmite!
    • Recovery of by-products from Brewer’s Spent grain (BSG) and “trub”
    • What’s next for fruit based alcoholic beverage waste, such as cider, wine and spirits?
    • Utilizing carbon dioxide
    • Industrial symbiosis leading to a biorefinery
    • Towards zero waste in beer production
    • Carbon footprint and sustainability

     

    Date: 22nd January 2015

    Time: 08:30 - 16:00

    Refreshments will be provided and parking available

    Enquiries: Kirstie Jones - (01970) 823156 or kij6@aber.ac.uk

    Venue: Neuadd Reichel, Ffridoledd Road, Bangor, LL57 2TR

    R.S.V.P: Friday 16th January 2015

    More Information

    Click Here to Register

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    Natural Cosmetics Seminar

    Monday, 12th January 2015 9:00 - 16:30

    Hosted by BEACON, WISE Network and BBSRC High Value Chemicals from Plants Network (HVCfP)

    Speakers Include:

    Cathie Martin, John Innes Centre and Persephone Bio Ltd
    Olivia Santoni, Cosmetic Toiletry & Perfume Association
    Elaine Ellington, IP Pragmatics

    Topics Covered:

    • Industrial biotechnology - sourcing high value bioactive ingredients from plants
    • Legislation and regulations governing cosmetics
    • Natural replacements for petrochemical ingredients
    • Sustainable business practices

    Following a series of presentations from scientists and industry experts there will be a discussion and networking session with opportunities to ask questions
    The free seminar will appeal to industry professionals, start-up companies, SME’s and larger corporations, as well as academic scientists and researchers interested in natural products within the health, nutrition, skin care, and beauty sectors. The event provides a unique environment for industry and academia to network, share knowledge and establish research collaborations with the option to apply for a HVCfP Network Business Interaction Voucher and explore future collaborative opportunities.

    Date:  12th January 2015

    Time: 09:00—16:30

    Refreshments will be provided & Parking available

    Enquiries: Kirstie Jones - (01970) 823156 or kij6@aber.ac.uk       

    Venue: Neuadd Reichel, Ffridoledd Road, Bangor, LL57 2TR

    R.S.V.P:Monday 5th January 2015                 


    There is a limited amount of FREE ACCOMMODATION available on Sunday 11th January for members of the HVCfP Network who need to travel to attend this event. If you are not currently a member of HVCfP you can register for free at https://hvcfp.net/membership/

    For more information and to apply for a space please contact Kirstie Jones via kij6@aber.ac.uk

    More information

    Click Here to Register

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    How to Launch a Microbrewery Seminar

    Friday, 03rd October 2014 9:00 - 18:00

    It’s an exciting time to be brewing, selling and drinking beer. Craft beers have become the runway success story of UK pub land—over a quarter of pubs now serve cask ales and independent ales are the fastest growing drinks market in the country. If you’d like to join the micro brewing revolution, this comprehensive one day primer is a must.

    This intensive seminar features an enviable panel of brewing experts, including Cask Reporter Pete Brown, Duncan Sambrook of the acclaimed Sambrook’s Brewery, cuckoo brewing pioneer Gazza Prescott, brewer and SIBA board member Buster Grant, and Waen Brewery head Brewster Sue Hayward.

    Course Description

    This large-scale seminar features a panel of expert speakers from all aspects the craft brewing industry, providing a comprehensive overview of the creative, technical and business elements of establishing a microbrewery. Topics covered on the day include:

    • The craft beer revolution, what craft beer is, and why this is such an exciting time for microbreweries 
    • How to make your brewery stand out from the crowd 
    • How to design and produce new beers
    • Creating recipes: spotting market trend, and developing your own new ideas
    • How to choose and source hops and malt 
    • Brewery finances: the cost of brewing your first pint

     

    This Master class is run in partnership with the Guardian Masterclasses

    This course is for you if…

    • You already brew your own craft ales and want to scale up your operation
    • You're a big fan of craft beer and want to get involved in the industry yourself
    • You're a microbrew drinker and want to know more about what makes them special

    Only £99.00 - Please note this seminar is FREE if your business is based in the convergence area of Wales!

    To book your places please visit: https://intranet.swan.ac.uk/OnlineStore/Products/Details/788

    If you are based in the convergence area please book your place via kij6@aber.ac.uk

    Click here for more Information

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    POSTPONED 3rd BEACON LCA Seminar

    Tuesday, 17th June 2014 9:30 - 14:00

    Due to unforscene circumstance the BEACON LCA Seminar to be held in Swansea (June 17th 2014) has been cancelled and is due to be rescheduled for October. Sorry for any inconvenice caused.

    Programme

     

    Learn:

    • About lifecycle analysis and techno-economic analysis
    • The key benefits these techniques can bring to your company
    • Understand what data will be required in order to complete an analysis
    • The key stages and decision points
    • The type of output you can expect

     

    Who should attend?

    • Product designers and developers
    • Enviornmental and sustainability professionals
    • Production managers
    • SME managers & directros working in the bio-based or green technology sectors
    • Any SME interested in improving the environmental impact of their organization
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    BEACON 2nd Annual Conference

    Thursday, 15th May 2014 9:00 - 16:00

    Join BEACON for our 2nd Annual Conference at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea.

    A leading conference where research and industry meet to discuss recent biorefining technologies, processes and applications.

    The 2nd Annual BEACON Biorefining Centre of Excellence Conference will present the latest developments in biorefining, separation and conversion processes as well as new bio-based products.

    BEACON will gather expert speakers from the biorefining industry as well as case studies from Welsh SME’s leading the way in implementing these new processes.

    #Impact and Capability

    Delegates will learn about the impact and capability BEACON has had over the past 12 months with presentations from our three partner universities covering the chemical, biological and material sciences.

    #Business Interactions

    Delegates will have the opportunity to engage in an interactive session to give their views on the biorefining industry and let us know what SME’s are looking for.

    #Industrial Symbiosis

    Delegates will hear from experts in the biorefining industry on utilising waste streams and developing a circular economy wherever possible. Case studies will be delivered by  Welsh based companies Clifford Jones Timber and Pennotec.

    #Emerging Sectors

    Delegates will hear from leading organizations in the fast emerging sectors of the biorefining and life science sectors. Presentations will be delivered from Biosciences KTN, DGE Consultancy, ASBP, and BioHorizons.

    Also at the conference affilitae projects and networks will be present including HiPLExSon, STARS, LCEE, amongst many more!!! 

    Programme

    Click Here to Register or contact Kirstie Jones via kij6@aber.ac.uk 

     

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    Progress through Partnership - BEACON Case Study Launch

    Friday, 07th March 2014 7:30 - 8:30

    You are cordially invited to the Breakfast Launch of
    “BEACON - Progress through Partnership – A Selection of Industrial Companies Collaborating with BEACON”
    Friday 07 March 2014, at 7:30 – 8:30am
    Entre Cote, Cardiff, CF10 5BZ
    This booklet provides an insight into the research and development activities and capabilities at our BEACON facilities, and how we have successfully collaborated with a number of companies across a broad range of industry sectors.
    R.S.V.P Monday 3rd March 2014

    Register Today to Kirstie Jones via email at kij6@aber.ac.uk 
    Programme

     

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    Lifecycle Assessment Seminar

    Tuesday, 25th February 2014 9:30 - 13:30

    A FREE half day seminar on Life Cycle Analysis, Techno-Economic Assessment, and Process Optimization

    Invited speakers:

    James Nash, Biomass and Renwables Manager, Spencer ECA

    David Styles, Lecturer in Carbon Footprinting, Bangor Univeristy 

    Learn About:
      Life-cycle Analysis and Techno-Economic Analysis
      The key benefits these techniques can bring to your company
      Understand what data will be required in order to complete an analysis
      The key stages and decision points
      The type of output you can expect

    Register today to Kirstie Jones via e-mail to kij6@aber.ac.uk

    Light refreshments will be provided

    Venue: Neuadd Reichel, Bangor, LL57 2TR

    More Information

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    BEACON Intellectual Property (IP) Seminar

    Wednesday, 23rd October 2013 15:30 - 16:30

    A half day seminar on product commercialisation and Intellectual Property (IP) rights.

    Delegates will hear from academic and industry experts about:

    • How to identify, protect and exploit your IP in the marketplace and create value for your business
    • The financial support available from Welsh Government to commercially exploit your IP
    • Collaboration with Universities and getting the “right deal” for your business
    • BEACON project, scale-up facilities in helping to reduce your project risk

    This seminar will appeal to micro businesses, start-up companies, SME’s and large corporates active in the bio-economy in Wales. Market sectors currently ripe for development include agriculture, natural cosmetics, forest and natural products, natural fibres, health and medical, bio-based polymers, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical.

    More Information
     

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    Biobased materials for the construction industry using Welsh natural resources

    Thursday, 28th November 2013 8:30 - 13:00

    Biobased materials for the construction industry using Welsh natural resources


    A half day seminar on sustainable building products hosted by BEACON and the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products


    BEACON and The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (“ASBP”) invites you to participate in a workshop for sustainable materials for the construction industry using Welsh natural resources. The workshop will be held at the Neuadd Reichel, Bangor University on 28 November 2013.


    The opportunity to produce a range of diverse and higher value products from Welsh natural resources is vast. There are numerous consumer and industrial products that can be made with inputs derived from natural resources. These include textiles, cosmetics, bio-plastics, composite roofing slates and natural fibre insulation.


    Forests and natural resources in Wales provide an opportunity to develop innovative and sustainable products for the construction industry in Wales. This workshop will focus on how to maximize the value from wood fibre and other natural resources in Wales for new sustainable bio-products and bio-materials.


    Natural resource companies are looking at developing and investing in new products but this requires research and development and adopting new technology and processes at their existing facilities. Associated risks include scale-up and investment risk. These risks need to be mitigated as much as possible. BEACON and the unique facility at Mona on Anglesey can help companies reduce their risk significantly.


    Delegates will hear from academic and industry experts about:

    • The opportunity for Wales – utilizing Welsh natural resources for sustainable products
    • Key success factors for sustainable product projects
    • The challenges and various risks that are encountered
    • ASBP - A consortium approach: How natural resource companies can be important partners in the development of sustainable products and the value chains that support them.
    • BEACON project, scale-up facilities in helping reduce project risk – afternoon site visit


    Attending this workshop will broaden your knowledge of sustainable building products for the construction industry; learn about new product development and how collaborating with the BEACON projects can help reduce project risk.

    Programme

    Beacon Event

    Low-Carbon Energy and Environment

    Wednesday, 02nd October 2013 15:15 - 16:15

    Low-Carbon Energy and Environment

    Networking and Road-mapping Event

    Evening of 2nd and day of the 3rd October 10:30 - 15:30

    Gregynog Hall  SY26 3PW

    The Low-Carbon Energy and Environment Network of Wales would like to invite you to take part in a networking and roadmapping event to help identify the major barriers and opportunities for research and enterprise in the low carbon sector.

    This multidisciplinary workshop provides an opportunity to network with other member of academia and industry and help identify priorities for Welsh Government and the Research and innovation community.

    For more information and details of how to book your place, please click on the link below:

    http://beaconwales.org/uploads/resources/Low-Carbon_Energy__Environment.pdf

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    Plants as Providers of Fine Chemicals Conference 2013 - Bangor University

    Wednesday, 28th August 2013 15:15 - 16:15

    The School of Chemistry, Bangor University is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Plants as Providers of Fine Chemicals Conference 2013.

    This year the Keynote address will be given by: Professor Marcel Jaspars, Marine Biodiscovery Centre, Department of Chemistry, University of Aberdeen.

    The plants conference is an opportunity for scientists in industry and academia to broaden their knowledge on different aspects of applied plant chemistry. This year’s keynote speech is on Biosprospecting. The chemistry behind traditional British herbal preparations will be explored, particularly in view of food and personal care product development. In addition, an update on green approaches to plant processing will be given. This is an opportunity for delegates to network with a wide range of Research scientists, instrument manufacturers and advisory bodies.

    For additional information on the programme and to reserve your place please visit the website on http://www.bangor.ac.uk/chemistry/plants.php.en
    Please be aware that places are limited.

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    Interactive Discussion on Bioenergy

    Thursday, 13th June 2013 15:15 - 16:15

    Fossil fuels are non-renewable, and their use releases greenhouse gasses, which contribute to climate change.

    Can bioenergy provide a more sustainable energy solution?

    With rising food prices, should we be using our farm land to grow energy crops? What will the impact be on biodiversity, farmers, the economy?

    Venue: Round Studio, Arts Centre, Aberystwyth

    13th June 2013

    5.30 - 7.30pm

    Free entry

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    BEACON Conference

    Wednesday, 12th June 2013 15:15 - 16:15

    Conference Programme


    I N V I T A T I O N
    You are invited to attend the First Annual BEACON Conference
    Biorefining from Plants to Products
    Wednesday June 12th from 9.15 am
    Venue Cymru, The Promenade  Llandudno,  Conwy  LL30 1BB

    The BEACON Biorefining  Centre of Excellence
    A partnership between Aberystwyth, Bangor and Swansea Universities

    Confronting and mitigating  climate change is a world-wide  challenge. One way of tackling this is
    to make products from renewable feedstocks such as ryegrass, oats and miscanthus  rather than oil.
    BEACON is a £20M Welsh Biorefining initiative supported by the EU and tasked to innovate with
    businesses to develop low carbon solutions.

    Markets sectors ripe for development include agriculture, natural cosmetics, forest and natural
    products, natural fibres, health and medical, bio-based polymers, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical.

    The conference will appeal to micro  businesses, start-up companies, SMEs and large corporates,
    academics and researchers active in the bio-economy in Wales.

    Opening address from Jane Hutt AM, Minister for Finance

    Other speakers including:

    Dr Tim Davies (Green Biologics Ltd) -Bringing Renewable Chemicals to Market: Challenges and
    Opportunities
    Dr Zsolt Gemesi (Deputy Director of the UK Climate-KIC) – The Climate-KIC’s role in Building a
    Better Bioeconomy
    Dr Adrian Higson (Head of Biorefining at NNFCC) – Bridging the Bioeconomy Innovation Gap - The Bio
    Base NWE Project
    Dr David Randall (Chemoxy International  Ltd) – Industrial Biotechnology – How did an SME Become
    Involved?

    Numerous networking opportunities
    Places are limited

    For further information and to register for this free event by 1st June
    Sign up on line at : http://beaconwales.org/en/events/booking-form/
    Or phone 01970 823099

    G W A H O D D I A D
    Fe’ch gwahoddir i fynychu Cynhadledd Flynyddol Gyntaf BEACON

    Bioburo o Blanhigion i Gynhyrchion
    Dydd Mercher 12 Mehefin i ddechrau am 9.15 yb
    Venue Cymru, Y Promenad, Llandudno,  Conwy  LL30 1BB

    Y Ganolfan Ragoriaeth Bioburo BEACON
    Partneriaeth rhwng Prifysgolion Aberystwyth, Bangor ac Abertawe
    Her i’r byd i gyd yw mynd i’r afael â newid yn yr hinsawdd a lliniaru effeithiau’r newid hwnnw. Un
    ffordd o fynd ati yw gwneud cynnyrch o ddeunydd adnewyddadwy megis rhygwellt, ceirch a miscanthus
    yn hytrach nag olew. Menter Bioburo Gymreig yw BEACON, werth £20M, a gefnogir gan arian yr UE, a’i
    nod yw arloesi gyda busnesau i ddatblygu atebion isel eu carbon.

    Sectorau Marchnadoedd aeddfed i’w datblygu yn cynnwys amaethyddiaeth, cosmetigau naturiol,
    coedwigoedd a chynnyrch naturiol, ffibrau naturiol, iechyd a pholymerau, faethegol a fferyllol
    meddygol, yn seiliedig ar bio.

    Bydd y gynhadledd yn apelio at fusnesau micro, cwmnïau, busnesau bach a chanolig a chorfforaethau
    mawr, academyddion ac ymchwilwyr gweithredol yn y bio-economi yng Nghymru yn dechrau i fyny.

    Agor anerchiad gan Jane Hutt AC, y Gweinidog dros Cyllid

    Siaradwyr eraill, gan gynnwys:

    Dr Tim Davies (Green Biologics Ltd) -Bringing Renewable Chemicals to Market: Challenges and
    Opportunities
    Dr Zsolt Gemesi (Deputy Director of the UK Climate-KIC) – The Climate-KIC’s role in Building a
    Better Bioeconomy
    Dr Adrian Higson (Head of Biorefining at NNFCC) – Bridging the Bioeconomy Innovation Gap - The Bio
    Base NWE Project
    Dr David Randall (Chemoxy International  Ltd) – Industrial Biotechnology – How did an SME Become
    Involved?
    Nifer o gyfleoedd rhwydweithio

    Mae llefydd yn gyfyngedig
    Am fwy o wybodaeth ac i gofrestru ar gyfer y digwyddiad rhad ac am ddim yma erbyn 1 Mehefin
    Gellid cofrestru ar-lein ar http://beaconwales.org/en/events/booking-form/
    Neu ffoniwch 01970 823099
     

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    Plants to Products - From Concept to Commercialisation

    Tuesday, 23rd April 2013 15:15 - 16:15

    A half day seminar on product commercialisation and Intellectual Property (IP) rights

    Tuesday, 23rd April 2013

    Neuadd Reichel, Ffriddoedd Road, Bangor Gwynedd, LL57 2TR
    08.30am – 1.00pm
    Buffet lunch and refreshments. Parking available

    BEACON would like to invite you to this exciting and FREE seminar to learn more about the commercialisation of “plants to products” in the bio-economy.

    The Seminar includes wide ranging topics such as:

    •  How BEACON adds value to your business as the “bridge to market” for new product, process and technology development and thus helps minimize market risk
    •  How businesses can access a range of pilot-scale equipment and scientific expertise for research and development work
    •  How to identify, protect and exploit your Intellectual Property (IP) in the marketplace and create value for your business
    •  The impact of IP on the development of natural cosmetics
    •  The financial support available from Welsh Government to commercially exploit your IP

    Following a series of presentations by legal and industry professionals and Welsh Government there will be a Q&A session with opportunities to ask questions. The seminar will close with a buffet lunch and networking.

    This seminar will appeal to micro businesses, start-up companies, SMEs and large corporates active in the bio-economy in Wales. Market sectors ripe for development include agriculture, natural cosmetics, forest and natural products, natural fibres, health and medical, bio-based polymers, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical.

    RSVP by Friday 19th of April to Raine Williams: raine.williams@bangor.ac.uk

    As places are limited for this event, please book early to avoid disappointment
     

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    Intellectual Property IP – From Concept to Commercialisation

    Thursday, 14th February 2013 15:15 - 16:15

    A half day seminar on Intellectual Property rights in the Bio-economy
    Thursday, 14th of February 2013
    Institute of Life Science, Swansea University
    9.30am - 1pm
    Lunch buffet and refreshments. Parking available

    BEACON and Swansea University would like to invite you to this exciting and FREE Intellectual Property IP seminar to learn how intellectual property assets are key to your business success in the developing bio-economy. Most businesses owns and uses IP, but how do you identify and protect it and create value for your business? Some of the wide ranging topics we expect to be covered in this seminar include:

    o How BEACON can add value to your business and provide the “bridge to market” for new product, process and technology development

    o How to use IP effectively to protect and exploit opportunities in the marketplace

    Following a series of presentations by IP experts, there will be a Q&A session with opportunity to ask questions. The seminar will close with a lunch buffet and networking. The seminar spaces are offered free of charge, thanks to BEACON project funding by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Welsh Government.

    RSVP by Monday 4th of February to ilscommunications@swansea.ac.uk

    As places are limited for this event, please book early to avoid disappointment.

    ‘Intellectual Property IP – From Concept to Commercialisation’
    A half day seminar on Intellectual Property rights in the Bio-economy
    Thursday, 14th of February 2013
    Institute of Life Science (ILS), Swansea University
    9.30am - 1pm

    09.30  Registration and coffee  ILS 1 Reception and Atrium

    10.00  Welcome Professor Steve Kelly, Swansea University

    10.10  BEACON – From Plants to Products                

    10.20  Acquiring Intellectual Property Rights: How, When and How much?                                      

    10.40  Joint Ventures & Collaboration Agreements         

    11.00  Coffee Break and networking

    11.30  Intellectual Property in an University context       

     11.50  Business Innovation Support 

    12.10  Q&A: Morning Speakers

    12.30  Lunch, networking coffee and close   ILS 1


     

    Beacon Event

    All Wales and West Microbiology Meeting

    Thursday, 13th September 2012 15:15 - 16:15

    For further information see https://sites.google.com/site/allwalesandwest2012/home

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    Plants as Providers of Fine Chemicals

    Wednesday, 29th August 2012 15:15 - 16:15

    29-30 August 2012 School of Chemistry, Bangor University
     

    Keynote address by: Professor Monique Simmons FRES, Deputy Keeper of the Jodrell Laboratory and Head of the Sustainable Uses of Plants, Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew.
     

    This conference will highlight recent advances in plant chemistry, in particular the application of plant extracts or purified compounds as plant protection agents, cosmetic ingredients, nutraceuticals, medicines or biobased polymers and packaging. Speakers at this event will be experts from government, industry and academia. Researchers working in the field of plant chemistry are invited to attend this very relevant event.
     

    Submissions of oral and poster presentations are invited, please contact Dr. Vera Thoss: plants@bangor.ac.uk 

    Delegate packages from: £45
    Registration deadline: 15 August 2012
    www.bangor.ac.uk/chemistry/plants

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    BioProducts and BioRefining Technology Transfer Centre

    Thursday, 28th June 2012 14:00 - 15:00

    Bangor University - launch of the BioProducts and BioRefining Technology Transfer Centre - although registration has now closed interested participants can make further enquiries to Stevie Scanlan at  stevie.scanlan@bangor.ac.uk

    Thursday 28th June 2012

    BC Tech Transfer Centre,

    Units 10-12 Mona Industrial Park, Anglesey, LL65 4RJ

    Keynote addresses to be given by:

    Mr Albert Owen, MP

    Mr Ieuan Wyn-Jones, Assembly Member for Ynys Môn

    Professor John Hughes, Vice Chancellor, Bangor University

    3 pm - 5pm refreshments. Parking available