Innovation Breakfast Talk

Event Details

Start Date
Tue, 06 Jun 08:00
End Date
Tue, 06 Jun 10:00
Location
The Neville Hamlin Building (CPI)
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CPI is hosting the Innovation Breakfast Talk: From Lab to Industry – Story of a Growing Chemical Business.

The monthly Innovation Breakfast Talk (formerly NETPark Net breakfast) networking sessions are informal, informative, networking opportunities designed to help Science, Engineering and Technology companies network with each other. These are sometimes held at NETPark, and other times on the location of hosting companies.

From Lab to Industry – Story of a Growing Chemical Business Dai Hayward, the CEO of Micropore Technologies, will be sharing the journey of building a chemical business and how innovation is a key part of the business. 

Now located in the North East, Micropore Technologies is a solutions provider for specialist particles and emulsion manufacturing, working with a wide portfolio of exciting and demanding clients across the globe that commercialise products and technology based on its novel emulsification processes.

Established over ten years ago as a high-technology spin-out of Loughborough University in the UK, the team at Micropore has developed an innovative lab-based technology with potential, to a practical, fully scalable, industrial product. It continues to innovate by investing in research and development to ensure that they are top of their field.

Dai’s career has been spent in performance chemicals and related businesses. He’s passionate about delivering business value by finding innovative solutions to industry problems through the application of chemistry. He joined Micropore in 2010 to take the business to its next growth stage. Dai is serial entrepreneur as he also has created other start-ups in his career.

A team from CPI will also be available at this event to share the information about their Engineered Surfaces and Materials project that supports SMEs to improve their products or services. Ideal for businesses with applications to materials, chemistry, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering (particularly in relation to semiconductor manufacturing.