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INNOVATION FORUM 2017 - LEADERS CONFERENCE

Program

Complete Schedule

Day 1 December 04th of 2017

DAY 1

08:00 – 09:00

Registration

09:00 – 09:10

Welcome

09:10 – 09:20

Opening words : The Global Biomedical innovation Agenda

Keynote Address

09:20 – 09:40

Putting things in perspective – “From local to global and back”

09:40 – 10:00

Open Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Industry Perspective

10:00 – 10:30

Break – refreshments with exhibits

Executive Panel

10:30 – 11:30

Looking into the future – bio-innovation in 20 years

(A conversation with senior industry and academic leaders: Which business models and which technologies will prevail? Will the pharmaceutical industry and academia stay as they are or will they undergo a fundamental transformation?)

11:30 – 12:30

Convergence and open innovation as drivers of the future (case study: Oxford) 

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch with Exhibits

Breakout Sessions (I)

14:00-15:00

Bioelectronics

Lecture theatre 1

 

Epigenetics 

Lecture Theatre 2

 

Startup Showcase  (£1-10M Companies)

Lecture theatre 3

Breakout Sessions (II)

15:00-16:00

AI in healthcare

Precision Medicine

16:00 – 16:30

Break – refreshments with exhibits

Closing Panel

16:30 – 17:30

“Overcoming Hurdles to Translation – New Models for Technology Transfer and Industry – Academia Partnerships.”

17:30 – 18:00

Closing Keynote

Putting Things into Perspective – Big Science and Entrepreneurship (science talk from a leading scientist-entrepreneur)

18:00 – 18:45

DRINKS RECEPTION at Saïd Business School

19:15

Gala Dinner at historical Balliol College

22:30

Official Conference Entrepreneurs “After Party” Drinks at Varsity Club

Day 2 December 05th of 2017

DAY 2

07:30 – 08:30

Registration (early bird diversity breakfast from 8:00 a.m.)

09:00 – 09:05

Welcome and Recap from Day One

09:05 – 09:20

Opening Keynote

Keynote

09:20 – 09:40

Investing in People – Creating a Company Culture

Investment Panel

09:40 – 10:40

Getting Funded in 2018
(Crowd funding vs. University Funds vs. VCs vs. CVCs etc. How can start-ups get money?)

10:40 – 11:10

Break – refreshments with exhibits

Finals of the IMAGINEG IF! 2017 Accelerator

11:10 – 13:00

(Our global accelerator competition finals, a top 20 amazing science-based start-ups from across the globe pitching for funding to a panel of esteemed investors and industry executives.)

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

Executive Panel

14:00-15:00

Scaling-up: Europe’s Billion Dollar Companies

(How can start-ups take their business and go big? What challenges are there? How do we fix them?)

Panels and workshops

Lecture theatre 1

Lecture theatre 2 or 3

15:00 – 16:00

Executive panel: Diversity and How to build your Startup Team

Design Thinking

workshop (in parallel)

16:00-17:00

Intellectual Property and Licensing

workshop

Building your Brand

workshop

16:00 – 17:00

Break – refreshments with exhibits

17:00 – 17:30

Announcing winners of the IMAGINE IF! Accelerator

Closing Keynote

17:30 – 17:50

Public Funding for Innovation

17:50 – 18:00

Closing Keynote 2

18:00 – 20:00

Closing Drinks Reception and tour of Oxford Foundry

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