Scottish Development International
Scottish Development International (SDI) is part of Scotland’s main enterprise, innovation and investment agency and works to help international companies find partners in Scotland and Scottish companies develop their business overseas. SDI also works to attract inward investment and knowledge to Scotland in order to help the economy grow.
SDI has a network of offices around the world and provides a wide range of support services covering each phase of international activity, including: business mentoring, market intelligence, business location information and investor aftercare.
The Scottish Life Sciences sector counts more than 700 organisations and 35,000 people with particular strengths in supporting drug discovery and development, regenerative medicine/stem cells, animal health, medical devices, digital health and clinical translational medicine.
To find out more, visit www.sdi.co.uk and www.lifesciencesscotland.com
Katharina KraehahnSnr. Business Development Executive
Sofia NorasSenior Trade Specialist,
UK BioIndustry Association (BIA)
Established in 1989, the BIA (BioIndustry Association) exists to encourage and promote a financially sound and thriving bioscience sector within the UK economy and concentrates its efforts on emerging enterprise and the related interests of companies Founded over 20 years ago at the infancy of biotechnology, the BIA is the trade association for innovative enterprises involved in UK bioscience. Members include emerging and more established bioscience companies; pharmaceutical companies; academic, research and philanthropic organisations; and service providers to the bioscience sector. The BIA represents the interests of its members to a broad section of stakeholders, from government and regulators to patient groups and the media. Our goal is to secure the UK's position as a global hub and as the best location for innovative research and commercialisation, enabling our world-leading research base to deliver healthcare solutions that can truly make a difference to people's lives. For further information, please go to www.bioindustry.org