OpenPlant Forum 2017 Programme

Monday 24 July 2017

13:00 - 17:00     OpenPlant Fund Pitches

Interdisciplinary teams led by early career researchers from Cambridge and Norwich pitch their ideas for £5000 OpenPlant Fund projects to a panel of judges from academia, industry and NGOs. In this round, projects should generate a tangible outcome of relevance to synthetic biology or cell-free synthetic biology and all outcomes must be shared openly with the community.

17:00 - 18:30     Drinks Reception and Poster/Demo Session

An opportunity to peruse previous OpenPlant Fund projects and ongoing research with drinks and networking.

18:30 - 20:00     industry forum: Building a Sustainable global bioeconomy

Talks from a range of synthetic biology companies about their journeys to setting up impactful ventures and the opportunities and challenges they foresee in establishing a sustainable bioeconomy with emerging fast and frugal biotechnologies. Topics may include the role that synthetic biology and industry could play in furthering the sustainable development goals, additional challenges to achieving impact in emerging and resource-constrained markets and the role of open IP as a commercial strategy.

Wednesday 26 July 2017

09:00 - 09:30    ARRIVAL AND COFFEE

09:30 - 11:00  SESSION 5

Speakers and topics TBC

11:00 - 11:30    SESSION 6

Speakers and topics TBC

13:00 - 14:00    LUNCH AND POSTER SESSION

14:00 - 15:00    SESSION 7 & closing remarks

Speakers and topics TBC

15:00 - 16:00    COFFEE and networking

 

Tuesday 25 July 2017

09:00 - 09:30    Arrival and coffee

09:30 - 11:00  Session 1

Speakers and topics TBC

11:00 - 11:30    Session 2

Speakers and topics TBC

13:00 - 14:30    Lunch and poster session

14:30 - 16:00    SESSION 3

Speakers and topics TBC

16:00 - 16:30    Coffee

16:30 - 18:00    Session 4

Speakers and topics TBC

18:00 - 19:30    Drinks reception

19:30 - 21:30    Conference Dinner

21:30 - 23:30    Bar