Did you miss our biotechnology webinars?


Throughout June, EIRA held a series of events celebrating our impact, success and stories from across the East of England. On Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th June, it was our Biotechnology theme team’s turn to share their learning and case studies through two unique webinars.

If you missed them live, you can now watch them here!


Tuesday 15th June – ‘Do more with less’ webinar


In this webinar, our Biotechnology Knowledge Exchange professionals discussed how EIRA’s small Innovation Voucher grants were used to great effect by businesses to better position themselves for further funding. Watch again to find out how they were utilised by businesses from across the Biotechnology sector as seed funding to generate follow-on funding for their research.

This webinar features insights from:

Dr Jim Bailey, CEO and Co-founderPES Technologies 

Ruth Hyde, Founding OwnerCryojuvenate UK 

James Cook, Managing DirectorPCE Automation 

Wednesday 16th June ‘ The role of the KE Manager in successful biotechnology collaborations’ webinar


In this webinar, our Biotechnology Knowledge Exchange professionals highlighted how there is a growing need for cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional activities in biotech innovation. With insights from Tamsin Mann, Director of Policy at Praxis Auril, this webinar focused on:

  • The multi-disciplinary nature of biotech and its dependance on access to a range of expertise for future R&D success.
  • How KE professionals are a key part of the process in identifying and bringing together necessary expertise to accelerate innovation.
  • Exploring the challenges of multi-disciplinary collaboration and how lessons learned can be used in the future eg in consortia building for larger funding applications.

This webinar also includes insights from:

Dr Andrew McElroy, DirectorThe Research Network 

Nick Denham, Operations Director – Plant Raisers

Dr Kambiz (Kami) Baghalian, Writtle University College


We’ll be releasing more of our webinar recordings very soon, including the presentations delivered as part of our EIRA Showcase event, so check our website and social channels for more details coming up.