Pitch your chemical or bio-based technology to potential investors

Posted on 19/06/2017

The Chemistry and Industrial Biotechnology Showcase 2017 Pitch Event is now open for applications.

Chemistry and Industrial Biotechnology form a natural partnership – indeed biotechnology is sometimes described as the application of the life sciences to chemical synthesis. Innovations and technologies developed in these sectors have an important role to play in ensuring the sustainable use of the planet’s limited resources within a circular bioeconomy.

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is hosting major event in early autumn to showcase the UK’s excellence in chemical sciences and industrial biotechnology and to demonstrate how these sectors are helping to enable growth in key UK supply chains through innovation.

Investment is crucial to the development of new technologies, so as part of this event we will be providing an opportunity for entrepreneurs and investors to gain valuable insights and form new business relationships via a new Pitch Event.

The Chemistry and Industrial Biotechnology for a Circular Bioeconomy Pitch Event is open to UK companies who are seeking investment (from seed through to post revenue) and who are developing chemical or bio-based technologies that support the move towards a circular bio-economy.

Apply by the deadline of 19th July for your chance to benefit from:

  • Live pitching to investors who are interested in investing in chemical and/or IB processes that help us move towards a circular bioeconomy
  • Funded pitch training
  • Raising your company profile at a high-profile, national conference
  • A chance to win free registration to the main Chemistry and IB Showcase event

We are looking forward to receiving applications from companies at a wide range of investment stages working in this sector. Applicants will have the option to receive expert pitch training from the Knowledge Transfer Network at a specialist training event on Tuesday 8th August. Applicants must attend a selection event on Wednesday 13th September.

The six most promising finalists will win free registration to the Chemistry and IB Showcase 2017, on 20th-21st September in York, where they will give a live pitch to a panel of specialist investors and judges in front of an audience.

The panel is due to include Circularity Capital, Enterprise Ventures and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Semi-finalists will be selected to present their company at a ‘Ones to watch’ investor networking session at the Showcase.

Apply online now – the deadline for applications is 19th July.

For further details please visit the Chemistry and IB Showcase 2017 website.