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June Innovation Breakfast Talk: From Lab to Industry – Story of a Growing a Chemical Business

June Innovation Breakfast Talk: From Lab to Industry – Story of a Growing a Chemical Business


The Neville Hamlin Building (CPI), NETPark, Thomas Wright Way, Sedgefield

Start Date

Tuesday, 06 June 2017 08:00

End Date

Tuesday, 06 June 2017 10:00

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. Why not come and share a coffee and breakfast pastries with us?

From Lab to Industry – Story of a Growing a Chemical Business

Dai Hayward, the CEO of Micropore Technologies, will be sharing the journey of building a chemical business and 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. They continue to innovate by investing in research and development to ensure that they are top of their field.

About the speaker: Dai Hayward, CEO

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 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). 

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For more information about the event, please contact elaine.scott@durham.gov.uk (Mon-Wed)/jenny.kwok@durham.gov.uk (Wed-Fri) or telephone 03000 261261.



Contact Details

For more information about the event, please contact either elaine.scott@durham.gov.uk (Mon-Wed) or jenny.kwok@durham.gov.uk (Wed-Fri) - 03000 261261.

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