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Collaboration for Cosmetic Innovation: industry-academia R&D showcase

27 Nov 2014

On Monday, 26 January 2015 (10am-4pm) at Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (hosted by the University and the Society of Cosmetic Scientists)

Society of Cosmetic Scientists logo

The Society of Cosmetic Scientists has around 1000 highly qualified members with industrial and/or academic experience of cosmetics and related sciences. This event will bring together senior industry representatives with academics from the across the University to identify opportunities for future collaboration.Industry invitees include Unilever, Procter & Gamble, GSK, PZ Cussons, L’Oreal, Croda, The Body Shop, Molton Brown, Estee Lauder and many more companies including large corporations and SMEs.

Take part to:

  • Learn about grand future R&D challenges for the cosmetic and personal care industry
  • Meet senior industry decision makers and innovators
  • Identify collaborative industry research projects and commercialisation opportunities
  • Network with cross-faculty academics and business engagement support services

The event will be opened by Professor Chris Griffiths, world-leading dermatologist and Centre Lead for Dermatology at The University of Manchester.

Unilever’s Senior Open Innovation Director, Matt Reed, will present an overview grand industry challenges, followed by a networking lunch and poster exhibition showcasing examples of how industry commercialises technology from academia and the academic research expertise on offer to resolve key industry R&D challenges.

Innovate UK (Technology Strategy Board) will also be present to highlight their strategy for supporting collaboration and associated funding schemes.

Further information and booking

Poster exhibition

The Society of Cosmetic Scientists has provided a summary of grand future R&D challenges for the cosmetic and personal care industry:

The research areas span all faculties, ranging from engineering and biotechnology to dermatology and wellbeing. The lunchtime poster exhibition provides an opportunity for academics active in these areas, or with experience of collaborating with the cosmetic industry, to showcase their research.

If you would like to present a new or existing poster, or for more information, please contact: