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The UK BioIndustry Association (BIA) held its award-winning UK Bioscience Forum at the Royal College of Surgeons in London. Some 340 attendees gathered to hear from keynote speakers, including from George Freeman MP, Minister for Life Sciences. This year the focus of the forum was “Building a third global cluster – a vision for the future” aligning the event to the BIA’s recent Vision publication with 10 themes for change in the sector.  With over 60 speakers from some of the UK’s foremost organisations, the day delivered a mixture of panel discussions and presentations covering biomanufacturing, talent management, IP hot topics, diagnostics, the power of Big Data to name but a few.  With networking in abundance and 1-1 partnering, the forum is the leading UK event of this type. The conference also saw the launch of our “Building the third global cluster: State of the Nation 2015” report with EY. The day was topped off with the annual Autumn Reception.