California: set-up, collaborate and raise funds in Irvine/Orange County

Mon Feb 11 2019 at 09:00 am to 04:00 pm
Jones Lang LaSalle, 30 Warwick St, London, United Kingdom

Jones Lang LaSalle, 30 Warwick St, London, United Kingdom

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Hub of the innovative life science industry in Southern California: IRVINE/ORANGE COUNTY

Our Irvine/Orange County delegation of business, life science, technology and funding experts in collaboration with OneNucleus, the Association of British Healthtech Industries (ABHI), TechUK, the UK Department of International Trade (and more partners) is offering, pro bono, one to one meetings for U.K & Irish life science – Biotech, Medtech and Technology related to life science - companies exploring expansion into the U.S and California market.

Our delegation recognises that making a decision to expand your company to North America is a serious one and they are committed to make the decision-making process easier.

The goal of this third mission to the U.K. is to build awareness for Irvine/Orange County and its life science/technology industry strength and identify, connect with and encourage U.K. and Ireland-based life science companies to look at Irvine/Orange County when they consider setting up a subsidiary in the U.S. and California.

Why meet the delegation in London?

• UK and Irvine/Orange county Life Science ecosystems:

There is great potential for exchanging expertise between U.K./Ireland companies and the delegation in how the regional ecosystem can benefit their growth in the US.

• Raise funds in California:

Information on how to access the biggest Angel and Venture capital network in the US to scale up your company.

• Access to a world class talent pool and business support:

The depth of the Irvine cluster in this field means it represents an excellent pool of talents, investors and partners for UK-based companies seeking to set-up operations in the US.

• Two previous visits led to a fact finding mission of 10 UK Life Science companies in October 2018 organised by the Chamber to Irvine to discover the Southern California ecosystem :

2017 UK mission: />
2018 UK mission: />
2018 visit of 10 UK Life Science companies to Irvine - here an article by Forte Medical: />

During your meeting will be discussed:

Support services in setting up your subsidiary including free temporary office space and administration support

Funding opportunities for companies that decide to setup in Orange County through accelerator programs and Angel/VCs networks

Market opportunities with the wide Life Science CEO network of the Chamber that includes leading pharmaceuticals and medical device companies

R&D collaboration with Universities, companies and local life science organizations

Some of the experts in presence:

Leigh Volkland, VP Government Relations, Edwards Lifesciences

Bill Carpou, President & CEO, OCTANe “Building the SoCal of Tomorrow”

Linda DiMario & Bryan Starr, VP Economic Development & CEO, Greater Irvine Chamber

Jason Lantgen, VP & Market Lead Technology and Life Science, JLL Orange County

Carlos Oregon, CEO, Think Box Technologies

Dr. Steven Small, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Medical Innovation Institute Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Sesha Neervannan, Senior Vice President, Pharmaceutical Development, Allergan

Full list of experts here: />

Life Sciences in California

A major industry Home to Life sciences innovators including companies, laboratories and academic research institutes – employing 281,000 people in 2,848 companies and generating $130b annual revenue. Easy access to capital with 60% of the $62b venture capital in life sciences nationwide going to California based companies - Irvine Chamber has a network of partners in Venture Capital, Angel Networks and the banking community ready to work with you.

Life Sciences in Irvine/Orange County

Cutting edge R&D - Irvine and Orange County became a hotbed for the life science industry initially in the 1950s. Today it has 1,100 life science companies, employing more than 43,000 persons generating $35.3b annually. Irvine has one of the top 100 universities on the Shanghai Index: University of California in Irvine (UCI).

Technology ecosystem - Irvine has innovative start-up ecosystem and launch pads (such as OCTANe, which connects new medical innovators to angel investors) specialising in medical devices and biotechnologies with a cost of business 50% less than Silicon Valley.

More information about the cluster: />


Lee Casey, OCO Global LondonT + 44 20 7820 0710E lee ! casey | ocoglobal ! com
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