Kent Construction Focus Group

The Kent Construction Focus Group (KCFG) is a one-stop-shop for local businesses to discuss the future of Kent development, giving companies access to local knowledge, expertise and contracts. KCFG promotes the future role of Kent land development and construction businesses in the growth and development of Kent and its environment.

Enjoy a selection of breakfast baps and pastries served along with hot/cold beverages at Discovery Park, served from 8.30am with an anticipated finish of 10.30am.

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Science Jamboree 2024

This valuable event was designed to bring science to children, to excite and inspire so they were encouraged to study science during their secondary education. Every student that experiences the delights of the Science Jamboree could be the next scientist of the future and without them, the pharmaceutical industry would not be able to continue with the work of discovering and developing medicines for patients the world over. We’re proud to host the event in it’s 29th year at Discovery Park.

Kent Women in Tech Network Meeting

According to Women in Data, less than 25% of professionals working in Data Sciences are Women. Networking is a vital mechanism to address this imbalance.

Kent Women in Tech was founded in 2019 to fill a gap for Women’s events in the Tech space outside of London. Inspired by attending events such as Women In Data, Sarah Lipscombe ran the first session with the help of her colleagues. It continued to run and moved online during the pandemic and has moved back to being a predominately in person event to allow women in the Kent area to connect with each other, share ideas and learn from each other’s experiences.

It has always been an informal and inclusive meet up where everyone is welcome. Over the years, many connections have been formed and continue alongside the regular sessions. Industry research shows women supporting women is a key component of attracting and retaining women across STEM and data sciences fields.

Find out more about the Kent Women in Tech Network Meeting and register here.

Toasted Sandwich Open House Meeting

Ready to conquer your fear of public speaking and enhance your leadership skills? Join the Toasted Sandwich Open House meeting at Discovery Park this Wednesday!

To find out more about The Toasted Sandwich, Toastmasters International, and the benefits of taking your speaking and leadership skills to the next level, join us in the Magellan Suite at Discovery Park on Wednesday 21st February from 11.30-13.00 📅

This event is open to all, whether you’re a seasoned Toastmasters International club member or new to public speaking, and will help you understand how Toastmasters can sharpen your communication and leadership abilities.

You can also join online via Zoom 💻

Join online:

Meeting ID: 814 0094 4240
Passcode: 207349

Make sure to check out the new member pack below here.

SkillsForward Conference

Navigating Diversity, Unlocking Workforce Potential , and the Evolving Skills Gap.

Save the date for our upcoming Skills Conference! More details to follow shortly.

Innovation Summit 2024



Calling all innovators, trailblazers, inventors, entrepreneurs, academics, visionaries and dreamers… save the date for our second Innovation Summit.

Join us for an inspiring day on Thursday 20th June. This year’s summit will focus on the dynamic landscape of healthcare, exploring the transformative trends shaping the future of health, medicine, and life science.


What to Expect:

Networking Opportunities: Engage with esteemed academics, industry leaders, and innovative entrepreneurs. Forge new connections that open up conversations about collaboration that could drive new advancements for your business.

Expert Insights: You’ll have the opportunity to gain valuable insights from leading experts in healthcare. Topics of discussion include trends in healthy ageing, breakthroughs in medicine and life science, and the role of digital collaboration in future healthcare delivery.

Influential Attendees: Connect with over 300 influential figures from the UK’s Healthcare & Life Science sectors. Expect enlightening discussions, knowledge-sharing sessions, and opportunities to contribute to the forefront of healthcare innovation.


Why Attend:

Last year’s Innovation Summit at Discovery Park’s was an excellent platform for learning, networking, and collaboration. Join us to stay aware of the latest trends, exchange ideas, and be part of a community dedicated to revolutionising healthcare.

Secure your spot today and be part of the conversation driving transformative change in healthcare. Register now to reserve your place!




8:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Registration and Networking


9:00 AM : Opening Remarks


9:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Keynote: Pathways to Longevity

  • Speakers: Cynthia Bullock, Deputy Director of the Healthy Ageing Challenge, Innovate UK


9.30 AM – 9.40 AM: Keynote: Addressing Aging Challenges

  • Speakers: Ian Philp, Founder, Age Care Technologies


9:40 AM – 10:30 AM: Panel Discussion: Framework for Healthy Aging

  • The panel will discuss complex needs, including managing frailty, dementia, co-morbidities, and end-of-life care. They will also discuss the at-risk population, and Identifying and preventing age-related health risks and promoting healthy lifestyles for longevity.
  • Speakers: Ian Philp, Founder, Age Care Technologies, David Wilkinson, Professor of Psychology, University of Kent, Rakesh Koria, Ageing & Dying Well Clinical Lead, NHS SE, and Sarah Bradnum, Communications Lead, The Joy Club


10:30 AM – 11:00 AM: Networking Break


11:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Keynote: The Role of Medicines Discovery Catapult

  • Speakers: Sally-Ann Emmas, Strategy & Innovation Leader, Medicines Discovery Catapult


11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Fireside Chat: The Future of Digital Collaboration


12.30 PM – 12.45 PM: Closing Remarks


12:45 PM – 14.45 PM: Networking Lunch


1:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Networking, One-On-One Tours, & Workshops




1.00 PM – 2.00 PM: The Leadership Team of the BSG SIG on Ageing, Business and Society

  • This workshop, led by the leadership team of the BSG Special Interest Group (SIG) on Ageing, Business, and Society, explores the intersection of ageing populations and their impact on business and societal structures.
  • Speakers: Ian Philp, Founder, Age Care Technologies (More TBC Soon).


1.00 PM – 2.00 PM: Importance of Evaluation for the Adoption of New Technologies in Healthcare

  • This workshop will explore the key evaluation principles for new technology in healthcare, with breakout sessions exploring case studies. It will introduce how to show value through core health economic techniques and how best to present this to key stakeholders.
  • Speakers: Léa Quentin, Lead Analyst, Unity Insights and Mike Long, Lead Analyst, Unity Insights


2.00 PM – 3.00 PM: Navigating Digital Inclusion in Ageing and Dementia

  • This workshop will explore barriers and enablers to digital inclusion with particular focus on ageing populations, and explore the innovators perspective to help bridge potential gaps between innovation and inclusion.
  • Speakers: Dr Maja Golf-Papez, Assistant Professor of Marketing, University of Sussex and Kath Sykes, Implementation Lead, Health Innovation Kent Surrey Sussex.


2.00 PM – 3.00 PM: How to Communicate with Regulators

  • Join DLRC Regulatory Consultancy for an insightful workshop designed specifically for healthcare professionals. Gain practical strategies and expert guidance to navigate regulatory processes with confidence. Enhance your understanding of regulatory expectations, improve your communication with regulators, and ensure compliance in your practice.
  • Speakers: Liz Morgan, Principal Consultant, DLRC and Indraj Bamrah, Principal Consultant, DLRC.


Find Out More and Register Here

Connect & Collaborate

Bi-annual Business Networking Event: Join us for a unique business dating experience where efficiency meets effectiveness. Open to external companies, we encourage you to bring a ‘need and an ask’ for your business. Connect with like-minded professionals, make valuable new connections, and find solutions to your business challenges in the blink of an eye.

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Connect & Collaborate

Bi-annual Business Networking Event: Join us for a unique business dating experience where efficiency meets effectiveness. Open to external companies, we encourage you to bring a ‘need and an ask’ for your business. Connect with like-minded professionals, make valuable new connections, and find solutions to your business challenges in the blink of an eye.

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WISE Hub: Event 1: Launch & Connect

We’re excited to partner with WISE and Canterbury Christ Church University to bring you a collaborative networking series aiming to give women in STEM the opportunity to connect, learn, and grow.

The first session will bring together WISE members and industry professionals, introducing you to the WISE initiative, and allowing you to form new connections, learn about upcoming events, and engage in knowledge sharing, opening up opportunities for collaboration.

You’ll also hear from Jonathan Barrett FRSA, Founder of Sustainable Engineering, about the importance of using sustainable engineering to create a better world, by minimising waste, using renewable energy, and creating more efficient systems.

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Discovery Park Suppliers Fair

Join us for an exclusive showcase of cutting-edge solutions and services at the Discovery Park Suppliers Fair. Explore a diverse range of offerings from leading suppliers in the industry.


Why Attend?

  • Connect with Top Suppliers
  • Explore Latest Technologies
  • Network with Industry Experts
  • Discover Solutions for Your Business Needs

Don’t miss this opportunity to stay ahead in the world of innovation! Mark your calendar and be a part of the Discovery Park Suppliers Fair.


Top Suppliers attending the day:

Lab Assets Limited

Canterbury Christ Church University

Teledyne Labs


Haynes Ford Canterbury

Opentrons Labworks

Veolia Water Technologies

Agenda Life Sciences

Eurogentec Ltd

PHC Europe B.V.

Haier BiomedicalInivos UK LTD

Cool Repair Scientific UK & MTS Cryostores UK

A4P Bio

Raumedic UK Ltd

Avidity Science

Restore Harrow Green Laboratory Services

Nikon Healthcare

Carl Zeiss / Appleton Woods

CliniSciencesLS Scientific


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