CHEMUK 2023 Speaker Programme

Thursday: 11.30to12.0 Stage 4
Justine Fosh

Justine Fosh Chief Executive Officer - Cogent Skills

Wednesday: 143.30to15.00 Stage 2
Dr. Patrick Dodds

Dr. Patrick Dodds Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Hexigone

Neil Smith – Session Host

Neil Smith – Session Host Head of Workforce Development - Cogent Skills

Wednesday: 13.00to13.30 Stage 4
Chris Hughes

Chris Hughes Ricardo, Head of Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology - National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC)

Wednesday: 15.00to16.30 Stage 2

Session Host / Featured Innovators

Chris Hiscocks (Session Host)

Enterprise Manager - Biovale

Aerseeds Ltd – Nature powered solutions for full ecosystem recovery

Bike Ayaskan & Begum Ayaskan, Founders

Matterhorn Studio – Enabling your first step towards AI-driven materials discovery

Jakob Zeitler, Research Scientist at Matterhorn Studio

LiquiBio Ltd – Edible scaffolding to simplify bioprocessing and create better tasting cultivated meat

Elijah Mojares, PhD, Chief Executive Officer

Nova Biochem Ltd – Developing sustainable alternatives to traditional petrochemicals from pulping and agricultural waste streams for flavourings, adhesives, plastics

Alexander Novitskiy CEO and CO-founder

New Wave Biotech – Bioprocess optimisation software to help alternative protein companies get to market quicker, cheaper and better

Zoe Law, CO-Founder & CEO

Mykor – Biotechnology and advanced materials company developing commercially viable and sustainable building materials made from waste and fungi.

Valentina Dipietro

Confirmed Judging Panel includes:


Investment Partner - Future Planet Capital


Partner – Clean Growth Fund


UK Country Manager – Plastics Europe

Stuart Ferguson – Judge

Investor - Sustainable Ventures