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BNA Industry & Academia Symposium


Building bridges with business with the BNA

Industry & Academia Symposium, Tuesday 15th September 2020 at the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, London.

This symposium will launch the BNA’s ‘Building Bridges with Business’ strategic drive to bring academics and industry colleagues together for information exchange, networking and business opportunities.

Improving translation in neuroscience’ will explore the key factors inhibiting effective translation of research between academia and industry, identify how to achieve successful translation, and provide delegates with meaningful and practical ways to accelerate their own work, whether that’s in the academic or commercial sector. The day will incorporate education, networking and interactive sessions to share knowledge to improve translation in neuroscience, and will have a strong credibility component to it.


10am – 6pm. 

The programme is being led by a team of industry and academic experts who will also be leading brainstorming breakout sessions on the day, including:

  • John Isaac - J&J Innovation
  • Matthew Ives - Abcam
  • Zoe Kourtzi – Cambridge University
  • Paul Wright – LifeArc
  • Tom Otis – Sainsbury Wellcome Centre
  • Manfred Berners – Berners Chapman
  • Anne Cooke - BNA
  • Kevin Cox- Biorelate Ltd
  • Alan Palmer – Entrepreneur

Four expert speakers will also be giving talks, details to be confirmed shortly. Check back here for details. 

Catering and refreshments

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

In an effort to reduce the carbon footprint associated with food waste at conferences and events, the default option will be vegetarian. Meat will not be provided at lunchtime unless specially requested by indicating in the ‘requirements’ section during registration.

All other special dietary requests (vegan, gluten-free, halal etc) can also be catered for by requesting in the ‘requirements’ section during registration


This event will take place at the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, 25 Howland Street, London, W1T 4JG. The closest tube stations are Warren Street (Victoria Line) and Goodge Street (Northern Line).

A map to the venue and further information can be found here


This event is generously supported by the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre and Gatsby Charitable Foundation


Registration is FREE for BNA members!

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Posted on 06/02/2020

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