The inaugural event (BIN@FEUP2010) was held at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto in November 2010 and brought together a wide range of stakeholders from across academia and industry including research groups, technology parks and incubators, investors, technology based SMEs, blue chips and consultants. The event attracted 200+ delegates from across 20 countries.

The event included:
  • Tech-based Start-up Exhibition
  • Speed Rounds 4 Business
  • 12 Think Tanks - Interactive workshops with a specific industry/research theme
  • Open Sessions - provided a space of debate, ideas' exchange or source of information about the topics
  • Networking Activities
BIN@Sheffield2011 is an international brokerage event facilitating discussion and co-operation, and aligning science and innovation with real global challenges.

These challenges can help to “pull” science towards shared goals and effective solutions.