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Celtic Connection: A snapshot of Irish and Welsh Life Sciences – LAST PLACES REMAINING

June 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am

Celtic Connection
A snapshot of Irish and Welsh Life Sciences
An exclusive trading opportunity in the Life Sciences Sector

The British Irish Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the South Wales Chamber of Commerce (SWCC) have organised a trade and networking event for the Life Sciences sector at the Life Sciences Hub, Cardiff, on Tuesday 20 June from 10am to 4:45pm.
Celtic Connection brings together Life Sciences experience from Wales and Ireland, as well as leading experts, academics, investors and advisors. It will enable businesses from across Wales and Ireland to learn more about trading in these two regions and explore potential for increasing trade, growth and routes to market.
Topics to be covered within the programme include:


  • Overview of Life Sciences Sector in Wales and Ireland
  • Connecting SMEs with Centres of Excellence to Support Innovation & Growth
  • Collaboration and Advocacy Linking New Ideas to Markets and Funding
  • International Life Sciences Networks and Connections
  • Intellectual Property – Protecting Research and Licensing
  • Funding for Life Sciences in Wales and Ireland
  • Growing into New Markets 


This event is free but must be prebooked due to restricted space and access requirements

During the morning session public and private support organisations will lay out what help is available to address the known challenges and opportunities that exist in the sector. The focus will be on identifying the strengths and potential of Welsh/Irish collaboration.

The afternoon concentrates on specific key challenges, accompanied by real case studies offered by experienced companies who have already trodden that path. There will be two interactive panel sessions on Intellectual Property and Funding. These will consist of a short introduction from an expert in each field for both Wales and Ireland, followed by a relevant case study from each country and then open discussion and questions. The chance to network is a key part of Celtic Connection and further information will follow to those who have booked a place.

The event is enabled by the British Irish Chamber of Commerce and the South and Mid Wales Chambers of Commerce in partnership with the Life Sciences Hub and the CALIN (Celtic Advanced Life Science Innovation Network – an Ireland Wales 2014-2020 programme part funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government). It is timed to coincide with the MediWales Connects NHS Collaboration Conference in Cardiff on the 21st June, to encourage companies to attend both.

Reserve your Place
To request your place on the Trade delegation, please click here.


Transport and Logistics
Participation on the Trade delegation is free and a light lunch will be provided as will a VIP transfer from and to Cardiff airport. Attendees are required to purchase their own flights and are recommended to do so as early as possible. The Flybe flight from Dublin leaves at 8:30am, while the return flight is scheduled for 7:10pm. The average return flight price currently stands at €70.


June 20, 2017
10:00 am - 4:45 pm
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Alison Cotter, British Irish Chamber of Commerce
00 353 1 400 4322


Life Sciences Hub
3 Assembly Square
Cardiff, CF10 4PL United Kingdom
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