Value-added Activities

Pre-event introductions


Spanish Life Science companies search here and contact ASEBIO for an introduction

Basque Life Science companies search here and contact BioBasque for an introduction

UK Trade & Investment contact Maria Fitzpatrick for information UKTI crestand contacts

Tuesday, 18 September

14:00 Welcome from Biobasque ( an Overview of the Life Sciences Sector in the Basque Country

14:20 Biobasque Biocluster: An overview of companies that constitute the sector in the Basque Country

14:45 Presentations by CICbioGune – Centre for Cooperative Research in Biosciences ( and CICbiomaGUNE – Centre for Cooperative Research in Biomaterials ( networking.

16:00 Coffee

16:15 Presentation BIOF( the Basque Foundation for Healthcare Innovation and Healthcare Research.

17:00 Presentation Progenika (site visit) Genetic Testing for Personalised Medicine (

18:00 Depart for Bilbao

20:00 Networking Reception
Hosted by UK Trade & Investment and BioBasque. For UK delegates and invited guests. Contact us for an invitation.

Adding to the programme, we would also like to ask you all whether you have specific interests in meeting any companies at the Technology Park (during the programme) or seeing any companies at the reception. Your views on this will be very welcome.

On the logistics front, we do need to know whether you are finally going to be able to join us (those who have not confirmed yet) because we need to book for transport, reception, and space (at the Technology Park).

Wednesday, 19 September

09:00 - 10:30 Opening Ceremony and Plenary Lecture
featuring Professor Sir Tom Blundell, FRS, FMedSci; Professor Emeritus and Director of Research in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge.

10:30 - 12:00 Guest Country Presentations - UK

 See our Mission Planner (distributed to members of the delegation) and the Conference website for full details of networking receptions and sponsored activities. Contact us to add your on-stand activity or other networking opportunity.