The NWBLT were delighted to sponsor last weeks Business of Science Conference 2018 in Liverpool. This conference brought together important stakeholders within both the scientific and business communities. Creating conversations between these too often siloed communities is the best way to ensure long term sustainable economic growth that will ensure high skilled and highly paid jobs.
The conference was hosted in Liverpool, a city with a fantastic scientific heritage and booming contemporary scientific industry with assets that include but are in no way limited to, Liverpool University, Liverpool John Moors University, KQ Liverpool, STFC Daresbury, Sensor City and much more. Liverpool has a clear determination to seize upon the power that scientific advancement can bring to enable it to become a successful city region within the Northern Powerhouse.
Liverpool’s commitment to making itself a city of commercial scientific success was made clear by speakers at yesterday’s conference including NWBLT member, Professor Dame Janet Beer, Vice-Chancellor of Liverpool University and Steve Rotherham, Mayor of Liverpool City Region. It was also a pleasure to hear from many businesses – many of whom are NWBLT members – who see Liverpool, and the North West as a place where their business can work in partnership to stimulate scientific advancement to enable business growth and increasedprosperity. Several businesses to express their support of the current state, and future science in the North West were NWBLT members, such as BASF, Unilever, Siemens, Arup, alongside many other businesses and organisations from around the country.
We would like to thank those behind the Business of Science Conference who work closely with the NWBLT for organising another interesting event.