It was a cold Wednesday afternoon departing from Arlanda Airport to catch a flight bound for London Heathrow at this wonderful Christmassy time of the year, where we were surprised by a impromptu song being sung by a SAS cabin crew singing “The Glory Of Love” on our approach to the run way which was so lovely.
On Thursday morning we headed for the Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre in Westminster where there were 650 delegates from the Life Science Sector, that attended the Genesis event which was run by One Nucleus.
Me and Mattias Nyström were representing APL Sweden to offer the support services that we can give assistance with the entire development process of drug manufacturing to UK businesses.
There were many great speeches about the great work that The Office for Life Sciences have achieved since it was created by the UK Coalition government in December 2011.
The UK government has protected the UK’s science budget and is committed to supporting core science funding. The UK is also making major investment in genomics, informatics and synthetic Biology.
It was lovely to hear how creative people are working with collaborations and also partnering which are forming solutions that may not have happened in the past.
Its also really nice to meet so many passionate people like Harriet Fear who is the CEO of One Nucleus, who’s aspiration is to help her members to create connections with International Organisations with their growth and competitiveness on the International market.
After a networking reception we had to say Merry Christmas and then whisked away to catch the last plane flight into Arlanda Airport, where when we arrived it was still the Winter Wonderland just as we left.
I really have to say that being a British girl, I am very proud to be British at this very exciting time and to be part of the Life Science Sector both in Sweden and Britain!