Welcome to the October edition of OBN's Monthly Newsletter.
OBN Upcoming Events
Here at OBN we are so excited to be running in-person networking events again - it has been too long! The format of our digital events have been highly successful and well-received so we will still keep delivering a digital events programme, particularly for those members who for whatever reason are still unable to travel.
(Click on the images to book)
Further government funding supports phase II R&D Lab Conversion at The Oxford Trust’s Wood Centre for Innovation
The Oxford Trust, the local charity encouraging the pursuit of science and enterprise, is to commence the second phase of its conversion of dedicated high spec laboratory facilities at its Wood Centre for Innovation in Headington, Oxford, following £0.2 million additional Local Growth Fund support, secured by the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP).

With the first 5,500 sq ft phase of the R&D lab development at the Wood Centre for Innovation completed in May this year, the second phase will deliver an additional 3,000 sq ft of laboratory and allied space to total close to 9,000 sq ft.

The £0.9 million total investment by the Trust, of which £0.3 million has been government funded, is in answer to the unprecedented demand over the last year from science and tech start-ups for lab space in Oxford. This is particularly acute in the science and technology cluster centre in Headington, which is now globally recognised for delivering lifesaving developments such as the COVID-19 vaccine and other innovative technologies.
OBN News
BioForward 2021 - great to meet face-to face again!

We were delighted to be able to hold BioForward® live and in-person in Oxford last week.

It was a great opportunity to meet and network again, which we have all missed so much during the pandemic. The event was lively and informative, featuring a wide range of panels and information sessions all designed to create a highly interactive environment to facilitate contacts and knowledge transfer. With over 300 delegates booked, and all 30 exhibition stands sold out, the event had a great buzz – and we can’t wait for the next one!

A big thank you to all our sponsors & exhibitors for supporting the event.
Don't Miss out on the Showcasing Opportunities at BioSeed 2022

Bioseed 2022 will be taking place live and in-person on Tuesday 25 January at a brand-new London location, etc. venues Victoria.

Presenting at BioSeed is a highly effective way to create value and opportunity by raising awareness of your company and innovative research to both the life sciences investor community and the wider industry, via pre-event marketing and promotion.

All previous BioSeed events have sold out, so if you are keen to get involved and take advantage of this established and highly-effective showcasing opportunity for your company, click the links below to book or get in touch with the team at events@obn.org.uk to find out more.
Are you a new start-up lab company?
Click on the image below and find out about how Thermo Fisher Scientific's new exclusive partnership programme can empower new expanding start-up labs.
Please visit www.thermofisher.com/jumpstart for more information.
Not too late to advertise in OBN's CONNECT

If you are looking for new marketing opportunities for your organisation, then consider advertising in CONNECT, OBN’s bi-annual membership magazine that shares industry updates and hot topic features alongside a detailed OBN Member directory. CONNECT is distributed to our member network (400+) with an expected readership of 8k, as well as to Science Parks (30,000+ people) and at all OBN and other major industry events such as BIO and BioEurope. 

Please click here for the advert specs and fees. If you have any questions at all then please contact Rebecca Wilkes, Communications and Marketing Manager, rebecca.wilkes@obn.org.uk
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OBN Member News and Events
Join Us!

If you haven't already joined OBN please take a look at all the benefits of becoming an OBN Member and join today!! If you have any questions then please contact Nicola Westgate, Membership Manager.

If you have any News, Jobs or Events you would like to share with OBN Members and Contacts, please email Rebecca Wilkes, Communications and Marketing Manager, with the details.
Thank you to all our OBN Corporate Sponsors